Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Red Sister (Book Of The Ancestor) By Mark Lawrence Gets Its Official US Cover

A few weeks ago, author Mark Lawrence has teased us with a snippet of the cover art for his upcoming novel, Red Sister. Avid fans were ecstatic and excited to see the whole thing, of course. Now we don't have to wait any longer as the official cover for the said book (US edition) has been unveiled.

The cover art was crafted by Bastien Lecouff Deharme. Jason Chan did his previous book covers and since the new novel is not set in the same universe as his previous books the publisher wanted to give it a different look and feel. And they definitely give it it's own identity. I hope readers will not become skeptical about his new series, instead this should open up a new opportunity and readership.

Check out the cover of Red Sister by Mark Lawrence.

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Synopsis

The international bestselling author of the Broken Empire and the Red Queen’s War trilogies begins a stunning epic fantasy series about a secretive order of holy warriors...

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In some few children the old bloods show, gifting rare talents that can be honed to deadly or mystic effect. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls.

A bloodstained child of eight falsely accused of murder, guilty of worse, Nona is stolen from the shadow of the noose. It takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist, but under Abbess Glass’s care there is much more to learn than the arts of death. Among her class Nona finds a new family—and new enemies.

Despite the security and isolation of the convent, Nona’s secret and violent past finds her out, drawing with it the tangled politics of a crumbling empire. Her arrival sparks old feuds to life, igniting vicious struggles within the church and even drawing the eye of the emperor himself.

Beneath a dying sun, Nona Grey must master her inner demons, then loose them on those who stand in her way.

Red Sister (First Book of the Ancestor) by Mark Lawrence will be released on April 4, 2017.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Check Out The Official Cover Of Lord Of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) By Cassandra Clare

The Dark Artifices series is coming along well and Cassandra Clare is moving on with the second book in this three-book series title Lord of Shadows. And great news for those who are looking forward for this book. We may have to wait until next year to get our hands on this book but we can already admire it's mind-boggling cover the defies gravity and space.

Check out the new cover of Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Synopsis

Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows, the sequel to the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Lady Midnight. Lord of Shadows is a Shadowhunters novel.

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.

Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare will hit bookstores in May 23, 2017.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Live-Action 'Beauty And The Beast' Remake Graces With Emotionally Musical Full Trailer

Watching Disney's animated movies way back when VHS were still in was a family affair. My aunt who lived in the States (until now) would bring with her copies of every animated movies made by Disney when she visits the country and then the whole clan would crowd in their home to watch them until evening. I was looking forward for those gatherings every year...

One of those feature length animations was Beauty and the Beast, and I could still remember everyone's delight, smiles, shrieks and fearful moaning while watching it. And now that technology has caught up with the technicalities of the movie a live-action adaptation is in the works and is about to grace our cinemas. I for one would now be able to relive those moments, bringing in a bitter-sweet nostalgia.

Beauty and the Beast

This Bill Condon-directed adaptation stars Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts

Check out the full trailer of Beauty and the Beast.


Synopsis


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Beauty and the Beast will be released in theaters on March 17, 2017.