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Robert Jordan’s Warrior of the Altaii Introducing Video

July 21, 2019 Leave a comment

Harriet McDougal, former WoT editor and Tor Books founder Tom Doherty introduce Warrior of the Altaii, the unpublished first novel from Robert Jordan, the legendary author of The Wheel of Time, including a special sneak peek!

Warrior of the Altaii, un roman scris de Robert Jordan, va fi publicat în premieră absolută la Tor Books.

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The Witcher Teaser Trailer

July 21, 2019 Leave a comment

The worst monsters are the ones we create. Watch the first official teaser for The Witcher, Season 1.

The Witcher, coming soon, Only on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/thewitcher

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His Dark Materials: Season 1 San Diego Comic-Con Trailer

July 19, 2019 Leave a comment

HBO and BBC present His Dark Materials, a new original series based on the global bestsellers, premiering this fall.

His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the first season follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.

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Scurte #624

July 10, 2019 Leave a comment

coperți pentru cărți fantasy apărute în acest an.

– cele mai bune/populare carți fantasy din 2018-2019 (Reddit).

biblioteci din SUA.

curiozități despre Douglas Adams.

lista celor mai noi apariții Tor/Forge.

Ce mai citesc (III) – Kelly McCullough: Broken Blade

July 8, 2019 Leave a comment

Aral Kingslayer was an assassin once upon a time, perhaps the best in the world, one of the fabled Blades of Namara, goddess of Justice. With his familiar, a living shadow named Triss, at his side, he killed for a cause, never for money. Life was hard but good.

That was before. Before they murdered his goddess and burned her temple to the ground. Before they outlawed his kind. Before the wanted posters and the sentence of death. Before his life fell apart and he crawled into the whiskey bottle.

Now he’s a shadow jack, a free lance problem solver who makes his living out of odd jobs on the wrong side of the law. He doesn’t much like what he’s become, and Triss likes it even less, but Aral doesn’t see any way out. Not until a young woman named Maylien hires him to deliver a secret message.

A simple enough job. Or is it? When Aral delivers the message, he gets the biggest surprise of his new life, and maybe, just maybe, the chance to forge a future where he won’t have to be ashamed of himself.

Prima parte a unei serii ce are șanse să fie (cel puțin) la fel de bună ca trilogia The Night Angel a lui Brent Weeks. Singura neplăcere (majoră) a fost obstinația autorului de a repeta detalii/informații – am citit deja primele două capitole din următorul volum, Bared Blade, și se pare că năravul nu a dispărut.
Povestea în sine nu m-a dat pe spate, dar nici nu mi-a displăcut. Nu este originală – am intuit finalul mult prea devreme – însă nici nu îi lipsește ceva. Partea romantică/de sex a fost de prisos, dar mai sunt încă cinci cărți, poate va avea vreo relevanță reală.

Sistemul de magie a fost interesant – de la câini de piatră, nemorți și warduri până la relația/simbioza dintre oameni și familiari (nu am găsit un termen traductibil). Sunt momente când Broken Blade poată fi catalogată drept un medieval city noir fantasy sau ceva de genul: platoșa de cinism a lui Aral față de cei din jur, raționamentele sale logice ce aduc claritate în acțiune, femeia misterioasă/fatală, dependența de un viciu (alcoolul), simțul onoarei și cavalerismul aducătoare de încurcături.

Încă cinci volume pentru a afla cum poate fi totuși omorâtă o zeiță.

Disney’s Mulan Teaser Trailer

July 8, 2019 Leave a comment

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”

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Nemira – noi/viitoare apariții #71

July 4, 2019 Leave a comment

Andrzej Sapkowski – Sângele elfilor ed. 2019 (Seria Witcher, partea a III-a)
Diana Gabaldon – Prin zăpadă și cenușă vol 1 (Seria Outlander, partea a VI-a)
Andrzej Sapkowski – Sabia destinului ed. 2019 (Seria Witcher, partea a II-a)
Andrzej Sapkowski – Ultima dorință ed. 2019 (Seria Witcher, partea I)
Stephen King – Vântul prin gaura cheii (Seria Turnul Întunecat)
Chris Colfer – Întoarcerea Fermecătoarei (Seria Tărâmul Poveștilor, partea a II-a)
George R.R. Martin – Foc și sânge
John Scalzi – Prăbușirea Imperiului
Stephen King – Shining (ed. 2019)
Frank Herbert – Mântuitorul Dunei (ed. 2019)
Maggie Stiefvater – Hoții din vis (Seria Frăția Corbilor, partea a II-a)
Victoria Aveyard – Furtuna războiului (Seria Regina Roșie, partea a IV-a)
Robin Hobb – Corabia magiei (Seria Corăbiile însuflețite, partea I)
Catherine Steadman – Ceva în apă
Annalee Newitz – Autonom
Frank Herbert – Dune (ed. 2019)
Florin Chirculescu – Greva păcătoșilor (ed. 2019)
Marian Coman – Omulețul din perete
Genevieve Cogman – Biblioteca invizibilă
Joe Abercrombie – Eroii
Mark Lawrence – Regele spinilor (Seria Imperiul fărâmițat, partea a II-a)
Kim Stanley Robinson – Aurora
Sara Holland – Everless
George R.R. Martin – Zburătorii nopții (ed. 2019)
Arthur C. Clarke – 2001: Odiseea spațială (ed. 2019)
C.J. Tudor – Omul de cretă
Madeline Ashby – Orașul companiei
Douglas Adams – Dirk Gently. Agenția de investigații holistice
M.R. Carey – Băiatul de pe pod
Kat Howard – Umbra magiei
Stephen King, Owen King – Frumoasele adormite

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Scurte #623

July 2, 2019 Leave a comment

câștigătorii 2019 Locus Awards.

cine a scris povestea lui Aladdin (nu Disney).

– cele mai bune cărți ale acestui an (Book Riot).

Margaret Atwood va scrie o continuare la The Handmaid’s Tale. Intitulată The Testament, cartea va apărea la Penguin Random House în septembrie 2019.

lista celor mai noi apariţii Tor/Forge.

Jumanji: The Next Level

July 2, 2019 Leave a comment

Everything you know about Jumanji is about to change. Watch the trailer for #JUMANJI: The Next Level now – only in theaters this Christmas!

In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.

#JumanjiTheNextLevel #OfficialTrailer #Trailer #TheRock #DwayneJohnson #KevinHart #JackBlack #KarenGillan #DannyDeVito #DannyGlover #NickJonas #Awkwafina #TheNextLevel

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The Starless Sea Trailer

June 27, 2019 Leave a comment

From the New York Times bestselling author of THE NIGHT CIRCUS, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. Learn more: http://www.ErinMorgenstern.com and unlock a free excerpt at http://www.thestarlesssea.com.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues–a bee, a key, and a sword–that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians–it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose–in both the mysterious book and in his own life.

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