Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Disney Studio's Movie Adaptation Of 'Artemis Fowl' Drops Teaser Trailer And A Familiar-Looking Poster

Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series was one of my all-time favorites. I loved it so much that I had to share it with friends and family and the mass market edition copies I had disentegrated to pieces that I had to buy hard-to-find hardcover editions.

Many years ago, it was announced that a movie adaptation's under way and the casting was already made. I was ecstatic, of course! Who wouldn't wan't to see in wide screen their most beloved series (some of you purist probably wouldn't, but shame on you)? But as time went by it got delayed and delayed until the original cast got older that they couldn't fit in their roles anymore.

Fast forward to now, it is a good thing Disney picked up from where the movie previously left off and made a lot of improvements. News about the movie may be hush hush, but I am glad to share with you that the official teaser trailer and poster have already been released by said studio.

Watch the teaser trailer of Artemis Fowl the movie.

Check out the poster of Artemis Fowl the movie.

Artemis Fowl


Directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, ARTEMIS FOWL follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

The film stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Judy Hofflund and Kenneth Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Conor McPherson.

Disney Studio's Artemis Fowl hits theaters on August 9, 2019.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Raven's Mark: 'Crowfall' By Ed McDonald Gets A Gritty, Cerulean Official Cover (UK Edition)

If you love Blackwing and Ravencry by Ed McDonald, then you'll be excited to know that he's coming back next year to give us more of The Raven's Mark series. The third book in the series is titled Crowfall, following the title's theme of a "cawing" portmanteau.

The cover has been unveiled recently courtesy of Dan Smith. On the flip side, it is sad to know that this will be the last book in said series. Hopefully it will be the best conclusion the story deserves. Are you ready for its coming?

Check out the cover of the UK edition of Crowfall by Ed McDonald.

Crowfall by Ed McDonald


Crowfall is a gritty epic fantasy for fans of Mark Lawrence, Scott Lynch and Daniel Polansky.

A sorceress cataclysm has hit the Range, the final defensive line between the Republic and the immortal Deep Kings.

Tormenting red rains sweep the land, new monstrosities feed on fear in the darkness, and the power of the Nameless, the gods who protect the Republic, lies broken. The Blackwing captains who serve them are being picked off one by one, and even immortals have learned what it means to die. Meanwhile the Deep Kings have only grown stronger, and are poised to deliver a blow that will finally end the war.

Ryhalt Galharrow stands apart from it all.

He has been deeper into the wasteland known as the Misery than ever before. It has grown within him - changed him - but all power comes with a price, and now the ghosts of his past, formerly confined to the Misery, walk with him everywhere.

They will even follow him, and the few surviving Blackwing captains, on one final mission into the darkness.

Crowfall by Ed McDonald will be released on June 13, 2019 in UK.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Fall Of Shannara: 'The Stiehl Assassin' By Terry Brooks Finally Gets A Lovely Official Cover

A few weeks ago, due to my excitement for The Fall of Shannara series, I almost created a fan-made cover of its third and upcoming book, The Stiehl Assassin. What I ended up doing is a placeholder cover, because I realized I cannot do justice to the beauty of the covers of the previous books.

Now, I am glad to say that you and I don't have to wait long to finally see the official cover of the said book, because it is finally here.

Check out the cover of The Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks.

The Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks


After The Black Elfstone and The Skaar Invasion comes the next chapter in the Fall of Shannara, a saga more than four decades in the making.

The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. They badly need a new home, but peaceful coexistence is not a concept they have ever understood. An advance force under the command of the lovely princess Ajin has already established a foothold, but now the full Skaar army is on the march--and woe betide any who stands in its way.

But perhaps the Skaar victory is not quite as much of a foregone conclusion as they all assume. The Druid Drisker Arc has freed both himself and Paranor from their involuntary exile. Drisker's student, Tarsha Kaynin, has been reunited with Dar, chief defender of what is left of the Druid order, and is learning to control her powerful Wishsong magic. If they can only survive Tarsha's brother and the Druid who betrayed Drisker Arc, they might stand a chance of defeating the Skaar. But that is a very big if...as Tarsha's brother now carries the Stiehl--one of the most powerful weapons in all the Four Lands, and is determined to take his revenge on everyone he feels has wronged him.

The Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks will be released on June 4, 2019.

Legends Of The First Empire: 'Age Of Legend' By Michael J. Sullivan Gets Official Cover

The fourth book in the Legends of the First Empire series by Michael J. Sullivan is coming our way... fast, but not as fast as I would personally like it. If you are one of the fans that is eagerly awaiting for this sequel, worry no more as we have something here to whet your appetite: the delicious cover of Age of Legend.

This series is originally said to have five books, but the author find it appropriate to add one more book after seeing the necessity when expanding the story. That means we will be more than halfway through it once we get a copy of the said book and the finale is surely uncomfortably drawing nearer.

Check out the cover of Age of Legend by Michael J. Sullivan.

Age of Legend by Michael J. Sullivan


Each culture has its own myths and legends, but only one is shared, and it is feared by all.

With Age of Myth, Age of Swords, and Age of War, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan riveted readers with a tale of unlikely heroes locked in a desperate battle to save mankind. After years of warfare, humanity has gained the upper hand and has pushed the Fhrey to the edge of their homeland, but no farther. Now comes the pivotal moment. Persephone’s plan to use the stalemate to seek peace is destroyed by an unexpected betrayal that threatens to hand victory to the Fhrey and leaves a dear friend in peril. Humanity’s only hope lies in the legend of a witch, a forgotten song, and a simple garden door.

Age of Legend by Michael J. Sullivan will be released on July 9, 2019.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Millennium Series By Stieg Larsson Continues With 'The Girl Who Lived Twice' By David Lagercrantz

The story Stieg Larsson's punk hacker character Lisbeth Salander continues with the sixth novel in the Millennium Series. Taken over by author David Lagercrantz the series moves on to greater and deeper thrilling twists and turns that would bring the titular character to territories more dangerous than ever before.

With the title The Girl Who Lived Twice this upcoming sequel is already on the rise as a new cover has been unveiled just in time for the movie The Girl in the Spider's Web hits theaters soon, giving more traction to this hit franchise.

Check out the cover of The Girl Who Lived Twice By David Lagercrantz.

The Girl Who Lived Twice By David Lagercrantz


The sixth in Stieg Larsson's DRAGON TATTOO series - more than 90 million copies sold worldwide - the crime fiction phenomenon featuring Lisbeth Salander.

Book four in the series, THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB, is a major film from Sony Pictures starring Claire Foy - out in Autumn 2018.

"Rest easy, Lisbeth Salander fans - our punk hacker is in good hands" Patrick Ryan, U.S.A. Today

"Salander and Blomkvist are just as compelling as ever" Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Not only do the matter-of-fact style and intricate plotting and sexy, chilling atmosphere feel very true to the original novels, but Lagercrantz transcends the source material" Benjamin Percy, Esquire

"Elegantly paced, slickly executed, and properly thrilling" Alison Flood, Observer

The Girl Who Lived Twice By David Lagercrantz will be released on August 22, 2019.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The 'Finale' To The Caraval Trilogy By Stephanie Garber Gets An Official Cover And Release Date

Here it is finally --  the much awaited conclusion to Stephanie Garber's Caraval trilogy. To be released next year, this novel is shrewdly titled Finale, where we will learn the entertwined fate of Tella, Legend, and all the other strange collection of characters that make this series worthwhile.

The cover has been revealed for some time, but I cannot wrap my self around it, seeing how beautiful it is. All this thanks to Erin Fitzsimmons, who designed the covers in this series (initially together with her husband Ray Shappell). The "OCD" in me is satisfied.

Check out the cover of Finale by Stephanie Garber.

Finale by Stephanie Garber


Welcome, welcome to Finale, the third and final book in Stephanie Garber’s #1 New York Times bestselling Caraval series! All games must come to an end...

It’s been two months since the last Caraval concluded, two months since the Fates were freed from an enchanted deck of cards, two months since Tella saw Legend, and two months since Legend claimed the empire’s throne as his own. Now, Legend is preparing for his official coronation and Tella is determined to stop it. She believes her own mother, who still remains in an enchanted sleep, is the rightful heir to the throne.

Meanwhile, Scarlett has started a game of her own. She’s challenged Julian and her former fiancĂ©, Count Nicolas d’Arcy, to a competition where the winner will receive her hand in marriage. Finally, Scarlett feels as if she is in complete control over her life and future. She is unaware that her mother’s past has put her in the greatest danger of all.

Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun―with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win...and those who will lose everything.

Finale by Stephanie Garber will be released on May 7, 2019.