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Yay! Another Monkeewrench title to look forward to!

I *love*  P.J. Tracy’s Monkeewrench series so I was excited to check their website and see the following announcement:

SHOOT TO THRILL — the latest Monkeewrench novel — will be available in stores everywhere April 29th, 2010! The U.K. edition, entitled PLAY TO KILL, will also be arriving in stores spring 2010. We will post the exact on-sale date when we have it, so check back for this, the new book cover art, blurbs, and a sample chapter or two.

Yay!

http://www.pjtracy.net/content/index2.asp

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Wheel of Time update

The conclusion to Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series will come in trilogy-form.  According to the publisher, the scope and size of the series’ conclusion was such that it could not be contained in a single volume.  The first volume of the trilogy is The Gathering Storm (Memory of Light Book 1) and it will be available for purchase November 3, 2009.  The remaining 2 volumes, tentatively titled Shifting Winds and Tarmon ‘Gaidon, are expected to be released over the next 2 years.

For the publisher’s announcement, please visit

http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=19734

For Brandon Sanderson’s comments, please visit

http://www.brandonsanderson.com/article/56/Splitting-AMOL

For a fan site, please visit

http://www.dragonmount.com/News/?p=483

*I’m totally behind Sanderson on this—wrapping up the multiple storylines in WoT is a huge undertaking and he wants to do it well.  He is a gifted writer and I’m sure he’ll make the wait worthwhile.

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Harry Potter fans rejoice!

Reproductions of Rowling’s 2007 Tales of Beedle the Bard may be ordered through Amazon.com—net proceeds support the Children’s High Level Group, a charity co-founded by J.K. Rowling and Emma Nicholson to “make life better for vulnerable children”.

If you’re a fan, you probably already know that the Tales is a companion volume to the Harry Potter series.  This volume includes five stories from the Harry Potter world—one story, The Tale of Three Brothers, was referred to in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Something extra that comes with the reproductions is commentary “by” Professor Dumbledore.

The books may be pre-ordered now—they will be released December 4—just in time for Christmas . . . or maybe for someone with a December birthday!!! Hmmm . . .

For more on the Children’s High Level Group Charity, please visit this site http://www.chlg.org/

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Wheel of Time series will continue

According to http://www.dragonmount.com/RobertJordan/, Brandon Sanderson has been selected to complete A Memory of Light, the final book in the Wheel of Time series. Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007.

Wheel of Time series:

  • New Spring (prequel)
  • The Eye of the World
  • The Great Hunt
  • The Dragon Reborn
  • The Shadow Rising
  • The Fires of Heaven
  • Lord of Chaos
  • A Crown of Swords
  • The Path of Daggers
  • Winter’s Heart
  • Crossroads of Twilight
  • Knife of Dreams
  • *A Memory of Light

According to http://www.brandonsanderson.com/, A Memory of Light is scheduled for publication in fall 2009. With that publication date in mind, I’ll probably start re-reading the series in January 2009!

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The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Harry Potter fans around the world despair! J.K. Rowling has written a companion volume, The Tales of Beedle the Bard–but it will not be published. The title was referred to in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–one of its stories, The Tale of Three Brothers, played a part in the novel.

7 copies have been produced–6 were given to people Rowling felt were most closely associated with the Harry Potter series, 1 will be offered up at auction. I’m sure the book will do well for the charity, The Children’s Voice–but how I wish that it were only a special volume being offered–and that less special editions would be available for the masses!  There’s little that makes me want to read a book more than knowing I don’t have the option!

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