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Friday, August 24, 2007

Catching Up

As you may or may not know, over the last three weeks I’ve been busy moving into our new home. While we’ve been living at the new place since Saturday and are basically unpacked, we still have a lot to do, and I’ve fallen quite behind with Fantasy Book Critic. Fortunately, there are plenty of other wonderful blogs out there who are picking up the slack, many of whom have been covering books that have been on my review pile. While I plan on getting to the releases mentioned below, I’m not sure when that might be, so in the meantime, I highly recommend visiting these other blogs, which I think will keep you busy:

The Blade Itself” by Joe Abercrombie. US Release Date: September 6, 2007. A Dribble of Ink interviews Joe Abercrombie HERE and reviews “The Blade ItselfHERE. Bookie Monster also REVIEWS the book as does The Gravel Pit HERE, while Fantasy Debut examines the opening chapters HERE.

Winterbirth” by Brian Ruckley. US Release Date: September 10, 2007. The Book Swede has a two-part interview with Brian Ruckley HERE + HERE and is also giving away six copies of the book HERE, with the deadline this Monday. UK residents only unfortunately. Further reviews are brought to you courtesy of The Fantasy Review and A Dribble of Ink.

Power Play” by Joseph Finder. Release Date: August 21, 2007. Bookie Monster has both interviewed Joseph Finder HERE and reviewed “Power PlayHERE.

The Princes of the Golden Cage” by Nathalie Mallet. Release Date: August 15, 2007. The Fantasy Review loved “The Princes of the Golden CageHERE and also interviewed Ms. Mallet HERE, while the book is the featured debut over at Fantasy Debut.

Queen of the Orcs: King’s Property” by Morgan Howell. Release Date: July 31, 2007. Fantasy Debut looks at “King’s Property”, whose sequels are coming out in the next couple of months—“Clan Daughter” on August 28, 2007 and “Royal Destiny” on September 25, 2007.

I’m sure I probably overlooked a few and I apologize profusely. Anyways, check those out and hopefully I’ll be getting back in the swing of things in the next couple of weeks. I must confess though, I am a HUUUGGGEEE football fan, and I can already anticipate my entire weekends dedicated to nothing but the pigskin :D So, updates may or may not go back to normal, but I’ll try my best to stay on top of things ;) Of course, if my Kansas City Chiefs start sucking it up, I may have to focus on books just to keep my disappointment at bay…


Aidan Moher said...

Just wanted to drop by and thank you for the links to my interviews with Brian Ruckley and Joe Abercrombie. Those folk from the UK sure are easy to work with!

A Dribble of Ink

Anonymous said...

haha a Chiefs fan! I feel sorry for you. :P


Tia Nevitt said...

Wow, two mentions! Thanks, Robert! The publisher is sending me the first two books in the series, and I'm thinking about featuring both at once since they come out back-to-back.

Robert said...

Aiden, you're more than welcome. I can't wait to check out both "The Blade Itself" and "Winterbirth". It seems like I've had both of the books on my shelves forever (the UK editions).

Remy, as I recall, the Chiefs made the playoffs last year while the Eagles did not ;) Of course, it's a new year and you never know what will happen!

Tia, you're very welcome as well. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the Orc series...

Everyone, have a wonderful weekend and much love & respect!!!

Anonymous said...

Actually the Eagles did make the playoffs and they beat the Giants in the first round. We lost to the Saints in the second round.

Thanks for the mentions and it is good to see you back.

Robert said...

LOL. You're absolutely right :D I can't believe I forgot that, because I watched that game and was actually rooting for the Saints to go all the way!

Well I think your Eagles have a pretty good chance of making it to the playoffs again. If that performance by Brodie Croyle yesterday is any indication, then the Chiefs could be in some serious trouble...

John Dent said...

Thanks for the mention Rob!

I get lost in a book for 2 days and I miss all the action!

Robert said...

John, no problem :D Must be one heck of a book!

Chris, The Book Swede said...

Thanks very much Robert =D The mention got quite a few more entries. I was due to announce it yesterday, but I've been unable to get the Internet for a while. Back to normal now! Cheers again.

The Book Swede

Robert said...

Chris, I'm glad I could be of assistance and that things are back to normal for you :)

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