Monday, July 25, 2016

Anne Rice Revisits 'The Vampire Chronicles' With 'Prince Lestat And The Realms of Atlantis'

For months, I've been looking for "Blood Paradise" because it's basically the working title of the next Lestat book written by Anne Rice. No news have surfaced for quite a while and I was thinking maybe it isn't coming this year. And boom I have this great surprise, hearing about a new novel from said author, but it isn't the same title.

That is because the title of the next Prince Lestat adventure is Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis. Maybe becuase the marketing team is making a brand out of "Prince Lestat," just like book titles as "Harry Potter and the...". I have no qualms about it! So here is the official cover and synopsis.

Check out the cover of Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice.

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice


From Anne Rice, conjurer of the beloved best sellers Interview with a Vampire and Prince Lestat, an ambitious and exhilarating new novel of utopian vision and power, uniting the ancient worlds and the legends of the Vampire Chronicles.

"In my dreams, I saw a city fall into the sea. I heard the cries of thousands. I saw flames that outshone the lamps of heaven. And all the world was shaken . . ." --Anne Rice, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

At the novel's center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat's undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe.

It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent--and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.

And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice will be released on November 29, 2016.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Official Cover Is Out! Endgame #3: 'Rules Of The Game' By James Frey And Nils Johnson-Shelton

The art department behind the Endgame series is always ahead of me. I've been making fan-made covers for the next books in the series and they always surprised me with something astounding and far beyond what I imagined the covers would look like. Still, I am flattered that Goodreads will use my fan-made covers as placeholder images.

I've always thought the cover of the final book in the trilogy would be bluish and sub-imposed by something that has greatly to do with the series. And now I am stumped, as again, they have proven my assumptions wrong. Instead of the bluish palette (to follow the color schemes of book covers), we get a greyish black cover, featuring a star-filled night sky -- and constellations!

Check out the official cover of Endgame #3: Rules of the Game by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton.

And so here is the entire Endgame series!


The explosive final novel in the Endgame trilogy. Two keys have been found. The strongest Players are left. One final key remains to win Endgame and save the world.

For Sarah, Jago, Aisling, Maccabee, Shari, An, and Hilal, Endgame has reached its final phase. The third key, Sun Key, is all that stands between one Player saving their line—or perishing along with the rest of the world. And only one can win.

West Bengal, India: Maccabee is Playing to win. He has Earth Key and Sky Key and he is determined to find Sun Key. But in Endgame, fate can turn in the blink of an eye. He must Play carefully. He must watch his back.

Kolkata, India: An Liu is Playing for death. His goal: stop Endgame, and take the world down with him.

Sikkim, India: For Aisling, Sarah, Jago, Shari, and Hilal, their mission is to stop Endgame. Sun Key must not be found.

No matter what they’re Playing for, all of the remaining Players have one thing in common: they will end the game, but on their own terms.

Rules of the Game by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton will be released on December 27, 2016. Another change in detail since it was originally set for October 4, 2016.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Walt Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast' Unveils A Chilling Teaser Poster, Featuring The Enchanted Rose

I am reliving my childhood days with the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. It brings about a nostalgia on me, which I can't really explain why and how? I've seen some other Disney animated movies adapted into live-action format (The Jungle Book, for example), but I never felt anything quite like how I am feeling with the said movie.

This movie is directed by Bill Condon, who -- as you might remember -- also directed the final two Twilight Saga movies. The movie stars Emma Watson as the bibliophile Belle, Dan Stevens as the princely Beast, Luke Evans as the narcissistic Gaston. They will be joined by Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson.

Check out the chilling new teaser poster of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

Beauty and the Beast

And in case you missed the equally chilling teaser trailer, you can watch it below.


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. The film 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; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon from a screenplay by TBD based on the 1991 animated film, the film is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.