Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Draconis Memoria: 'The Legion Of Flame' By Anthony Ryan Gets A Beautiful Official US Cover

A while ago, to quench and purge me of my waiting anxiety, I created some fan-made covers for The Legion of Flame, the second book in Anthony Ryan's dragon-plagued second franchise, The Draconis Memoria. I pictured it was red, owing to the pattern for primary color-schemed trilogies. But the official cover, which was released just now, blew me away!

I praise the art department of Ace and Roc that made the cover better than I expected. I am always delighted to find the publisher's art department step up and surpass their previous works. I mentioned somewhere that I am a sucker for OCD inducing designs and I am inexplicably easily drawn by color blue!

Check out the cover of The Legion of Flame by Anthony Ryan.

The Legion of Flame by Anthony Ryan

Synopsis

Empires clash and a fell power stakes its claim in the second in a new series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Raven's Shadow Trilogy.

For centuries, the vast Ironship Trading Syndicate relied on drake blood—and the extraordinary powers it confers to those known as the Blood-blessed—to fuel and protect its empire. But now, a fearsome power has arisen—a drake so mighty that the world will tremble before it.

Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge, and ironship captain Corrick Hilemore embark upon perilous quests to chase down clues that offer faint hopes of salvation. As the world burns around them, and the fires of revolution are ignited, these few are the last hope for the empire, and all of civilization.

The Legion of Flame by Anthony Ryan will be released on June 27, 2017.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Charlie Hunnam Plays Lead Role In New 'King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword' Official Trailer

Cinematic adaptations, renditions, and remakes are a hit in this day and age. That is why Warner Bros wants to grab this almost fool-proof formula to make blockbuster hits. The studio has released a new trailer of one of their next outing, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, filled with epic action, thrilling and mysterious storyline, heavy-duty cast and Led Zeppelin’s Babe I’m Gonna Leave You. It's no question that they are gearing-up for another franchise...

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

This Guy Ritchie-directed movie stars Charlie Hunnam as the titular King Arthur, Jude Law as Vortigern, Astrid Berg├Ęs-Frisbey as Mage, Djimon Hounsou as Bedivere; Aidan Gillen as Goosefat Bill; and Eric Bana as Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon.

Check out the new trailer of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.


Synopsis

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hits theaters on May 12, 2017.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cover Reveal: An Echo Of Things To Come (The Licanius Trilogy Book 2) By James Islington

One of my recent book haul is The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington. I haven't started reading it yet. I was easily convinced to buy it because of the quote at the back of the book: "Love The Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favorite series." - B&N SF & Fantasy Blog. I love Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series so it is a no-brainer decision if the blurb is to be relied upon.

I was glad to hear that this book is the first of a trilogy called The Licanius Trilogy. And I was even more excited that I have pre-ordered the second book in the series called An Echo of Things to Come. Just recently the official cover of the sequel has been unveiled. Thanks to Dominick Saponaro for this simplistic illustration and Lauren Panepinto for the continuity-inducing jacket design.

Check the official cover of An Echo of Things to Come by James Islington.

An Echo of Things to Come by James Islington

Synopsis

The second book in a glorious new fantasy trilogy by the next major force in commercial epic fantasy.

In the wake of the devastating attack on Ilin Illan, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against Andarra. However as Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late.

In the capital, Wirr is forced to contend with assassins and an increasingly hostile Administration as he controversially assumes the mantle of Northwarden, uncovering a mystery that draws into question everything commonly believed about the rebellion his father led twenty years ago. Meanwhile, Asha begins a secret investigation into the disappearance of the Shadows, determined to discover not only where they went but the origin of the Vessels that created them - and, ultimately, a cure.

And with time against him as he races to fulfill the treacherous bargain with the Lyth, Caeden continues to wrestle with the impossibly heavy burdens of his past. Yet as more and more of his memories return, he begins to realise that the motivations of the two sides in this ancient war may not be as clear-cut as they first seemed...

An Echo of Things to Come by James Islington will be released on August 22, 2017.