Sunday, November 23, 2014

Michael Whelan's painting of Shallan from Brandon Sanderson's Words of Radiance looks gorgeous

(via Tor.com)
Tor also has the picture available as wallpapers, so take a gander at those. Truth be told, I didn't even know this picture existed until I saw this post over at A Dribble of Ink. Worth a read, as it talks about why this would have been a better cover for Words of Radiance instead of what ended up being the cover. It is pretty odd and dumb that Shallan isn't on the cover of what is apparently her book, though.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Check out this awesome Vlad Taltos fan art by AshleyCope

Stolen shamelessly from The Wasp's Sword & Sorcery blog.

Credit: Ashley Cope.
I dig the smirk on Vlad's face and the way he's holding his sword. It's almost like he's saying "that's a nice face you've got there, be a shame if my rapier went through it."

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Still alive, just not in a fantasy reading mood

It's one of those situations where I have books to read, but I just don't feel like reading them at the moment. Pretty annoying too because I have a lot of fantasy books that I want to read, like LOTR, ASoIaF, Promise of Blood, Dresden, Avempartha[1], Lord Foul's Bane, the rest of Belgariad, and Wheel of Time. Oh yeah, I've got my work cut out for me. Given the size of Martin and Jordan's works, I should be finished at some point after the 2020 presidential elections. Maybe then I'll be able to read Mistborn, The First Law, and every other fantasy novel and series that I want to read.

I think immortality may be required here.




[1] The second book in the Theft of Swords omnibus and part of Michael J. Sullivan's excellent Riyria Revelations.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II eyes a new throne

Yes...yes, this would do. This would do very nicely.
Every article I've read says that she declined to sit on the throne (now there's a picture worth seeing), but the way she's eying it in the above pic, she must have given it serious thought. By the way, context on the picture is that the Queen and her husband were in Belfast, Ireland and visited the set of GoT because she's the Queen and she does what she wants.

I did notice something, in a picture Time used in their article.

Bitch, you interrupt me again and I'll have them play Rains of Castamere...at your funeral.
Prince Philip, the Queen's husband, looks like an older Tywin Lannister. Combine that with all of the gold lions on the backs of their thrones and the walls behind me leads to only one conclusion and folks, you might want to hold on your undies, because this will most certainly blow them away: The Royal Family are Lannisters!

:P

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

You can have your Iron Throne, I'd rather have a book one

Aerys the Mad should have sat on one of these instead, then he wouldn't have cut himself so much. He still would have been an insane asshole though. To quote the immortal Bronn, "there's no cure for being a cunt."


Of course, that's probably not enough space for us fantasy readers - most of us would use up half the slots just for one series. #fantasygeekproblems am I right? I don't think Sanderson's Way of Kings would fit anywhere on there, either, not without tipping the thing over.

(via thefullblossom)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

RIP Jay Lake

Cancer is an asshole. I have one of his books, Mainspring, that I haven't gotten around to reading yet. Might be a good time to start.
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