News: Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive Book 2) Release Date

“Of Extreme OCD-ness”

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Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Epic Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Age: YA+

Released: 6th March 2014 (UK version)

Following up on my post from eons ago, a lot of little details have appeared for the next book in the Stormlight Archive series. The release date for the UK version has also changed, and is now in March 2014. Pre-orders are being taken at all the usual places, (Amazon, Waterstones, etc) and this book is guaranteed to hit bestsellers’ lists all over the world.

However, in my usual infuriating way, I am refusing to pre-order this book, because… it isn’t the same size as the other books in the series. For some reason, newly released hardbacks and paperbacks are much larger than the paperbacks issued after the first year. (I’m not sure if this a UK-only issue, or not).

It is very obsessive compulsive, but I want to have an uniform collection, and since I only have the smaller paperback version of The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive Book 1), then the rest of the series will have to follow suit.

The few details that I have allowed myself about this book is that it is about Shallan, and there are  some new characters for the interludes.  For the rest, I have covered my ears, and  sang loudly so no spoilers will come to me.

As usual the UK version of Brandon Sanderson’s books have covers by Sam Green. I absolutely adore his art style.

Words of Radiance is available for Pre-order at £20.00 for the Hardback edition.

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News: Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness Book 1)

“Is this a new revival for Tamora Pierce in the UK?!”

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Author: Tamora Pierce

Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Age: YA+

Released: 28th August 2014 (UK version)

This is something that I have been checking up on for the past few months. A mysterious new listing has appeared on Amazon
, for a Red Fox Publishers’ re-release, of Tamora Pierce’s bestselling YA series.

Alanna: the First Adventure is one of those books that I can credit for getting me into the fantasy genre, and the rest of Tamora Pierce’s books can be said to have kindled a lifelong love with fantasy.

Pierce’s books are notoriously difficult to find in the UK. They were published in the early 90s, but seem to have gone out of print, and brand new versions usually have to imported from the US.

Red Fox Publisher, a division of The Random House Group has listed Tamora Pierce as one of their authors, but haven’t listed any books under her name as of yet.

The listing on Amazon confirms the release date, but doesn’t confirm the cover. Is this going to be a release of the original Red Fox publication from 1986, shown in the picture above? I hope not. Personally, I will hoping for a revamp similar to the Point Fantasy series’ covers.

At this point, very few details are known. It may be a low-key book release for a lot of people, but this is a great opportunity for British readers to experience an amazing author.

Amazon Blurb below:

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Anime: Digimon Frontier – Episode 19 Summary

“All for one meal”

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(“I’m hungry for a burger, or your babies”)

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Age: All ages

Released: April 1, 2001 – March 31, 2002

From the last episode, After making a good burger, Papaburgermon is attacked by Petaldramon and his Chamelmon minions. Papaburgermon is held captive, and the little Burgermon kids are in danger. The Legendary Warriors arrive after their win in the Trailmon race, and decide to help get Papa back!

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Anime: Digimon Frontier – Episode 18 Summary

“All for one meal”

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(The humans stuck out in a crowd of digimon)

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Age: All ages

Released: April 1, 2001 – March 31, 2002

From the last episode, the legendary warriors get onto a Trailmon, but instead of taking them to the Rose Morning Star, they end up at a completely different location, which is holding the Annaul Trailmon Competition.

First Prize is a burger, and Zoe has never been hungrier! If Zoey is going, then JP is going, and soon everyone has grabbed a Trailmon to take part in the race.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 17 Summary + Review

Let’s have a drink”

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(“Try and feel the your fairy-wing muscles. They exist, really!”)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Kirito meets the charismatic Leafa in a forest in Alfheim Online. As thanks for rescuing her from player killers, Leafa agrees to be his guide for a short while. First, are the tutorials on how to fly.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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Anime: Digimon Frontier – Episode 17 Summary

“All you can eat digi-food!”

(New in town? Try not to stare.)

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Age: All ages

Released: April 1, 2001 – March 31, 2002

From the last episode, the Toucanmon have stolen the digivices and ran off to the Autumn Leaf Fair. The Legendary warriors make it to the strange fair, which is a hot summery spot in the middle of an arctic desert. Now the search to find the Toucanmon and their digivices begins.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 16 Summary + Review

Welcome to a happy place, where everyone has pointy ears”

(Into a brand new shiny world. Only $15.99 per month!)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, after receiving a blurry picture of Asuna in a cage, possibly in another game, Kirito finds out about the Alfheim Online. This could potentially be the place where Asuna’s mind is living!

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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Anime: Digimon Frontier – Episode 16 Summary

“Who is the fairest of them all?”

(“Girls can be tough. Very tough”)

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Age: All ages

Released: April 1, 2001 – March 31, 2002

From the last episode, Zoe is pumped up to get the boys digivices back and find her own Spirit Digivolution. The boys are a bit more worried about ho scary her Beast Spirit will be, if it’s anything like Calmaramon’s.

The Toucanmon that have taken the digivices have flown to a island across the sea waters.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 15 Summary + Review

“I have sword powers”

(Kirito doesn’t understand what happened to his coat)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Kirito returns to the real world and is able to walk after having months of rehabilitation. His sister, who missed him a lot during his comatose state in Sword Art Online, has been keeping up her old hobbies of kendo. Feeling better than ever, Kirito challenges her to a match.

Who knows, maybe he has hidden dueling powers…?

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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Anime: Digimon Frontier – Episode 15 Summary

“Beach Party”

(Kouji’s secret weakness has been found, and will be exploited at every opportunity.)

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Age: All ages

Released: April 1, 2001 – March 31, 2002

From the last episode, Whamon drops off the digi-destined on a tropical island. It’s been a while since they’ve relaxed, so everyone thinks this is the perfect chance. Even Kouji changes his mind once he’s been tickled enough.

It’s a shame that Ranamon has sent out lookouts to all her followers. Anyone that can bring her the digi-destined’s digivices will be rewarded…

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