More Fantasy Stuff
New Book Release (Nov 14): Sons of the Oak (Runelords book 5) - This is the highly anticipated fifth book in the Runelords series and it is a good one! The first book in this series is being made into a major motion picture. If you are looking for a new series to start this is a good one! Only five books which means it won't get boring. Runelords
Swords and Sorcery - Is an action packed genre that was started in the days of Weird Tales magazine and the author Robert Howard... Read more
Build a Trebuchet - Here is a great little project for making this medieval siege weapon with materials around the house. It fires a projectile 30 feet and can be tweaked to fire it even further.Free tutorial with step-by-step instructions and pictures. Trebuchet tutorial See this tabletop trebuchet in action Quicktime MOV
Alternate Histories - Interested in this subgenre? Here is a list of interesting resources and articles about it.
A New Tolkien work will be coming out. The unfinished work "Children of Hurin" which Tolkien started in 1918 then later abandoned will be coming out. His son has finished it and it is scheduled to be published next april. read the article about this
The Wheel of Time to be made into a movie
The movie rights have been sold and the first book "The Eye of the World" is being made into a movie Read more...
Project: Make a Fantasy Shadowbox This tutorial takes you through the complete process of building a fantasy shadowbox. It is called Women Warriors prepare for battle.
The Fabulous Women of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell - New Book. This is a great collection of gorgeous fantasy women from the minds of Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo but it is more than just a collection of paintings ... read the review
The New Kate Elliott Book is out and here is a great Interview with Kate She is the author of THe Crown of Stars Saga and her latest book is Shadow Gate. The interview goes over a lot of the books she has written over the years.
Kushiel's Mercy (Kushiel's Legacy) Newly Released for Summer
From Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of Kushiel's Scion and Kushiel's Justice, comes the final adventure in the Imriel Trilogy.
Having paid dearly for ignoring Elua's edict to love as thou wilt, Imriel and Sidonie have finally come forward to publicly confess their love for each other---only to watch the news ignite turmoil throughout the land. Those who are old enough cannot forget the misdeeds of Imriel's mother, Melisande, whose self-serving lies plunged their country into war.
In order to quell the uprising, Queen Ysandre hands down a decree: she will not divide the lovers, but neither will she acknowledge them. And if they decide to marry, Sidonie will be disinherited.
That is, unless Imriel can find his mother and bring her back to Terre D'Ange to be executed for treason....
- I have put together a collection of Beowulf Movie trailers and videos
- Television Series on Comedy Central - (Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire) This is a new epic fantasy series that takes a hilarious poke at the genre. It's about time somebody did something like this seeing as there really hasn't been much since Monty Python's Holy Grail movie. Anyway if you can resist the urge to "RUNAWAY" check out the video, some information, and pictures I have about this new series which premieres on the Comedy Channel on Thursday, April 9th at 10 PM. More about Krod Mandoon
- ew Television Series coming Nov 1, 2008 - The producers of Xena and Hercules are currently filming a television series based on the Terry Goodkind Sword of Truth series of books. The show is called Legend of the Seeker. I have a video preview and more information about the show here: Legend of the Seeker If you are a Terry Goodkind fan you might want to check it out!
- Beowulf the Major Motion Picture (Release Nov 16): Paramount is releasing the Beowulf movie and it has an all-star cast including Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins and John Malkovich. Learn more about the movie, the free podcast, and the books, and the story in the Fantasy guide to Beowulf
300 Diorama - Battle of Thermopylae
I am currently working on a three foot long diorama of the battle of the Spartans inspired by the 300 movie. It is wired for sound and lighting ( A night battle scene will be great) - I have also made it into a tutorial so you can see how I make this big diorama and you can learn how to make your own great looking dioramas. 300 Diorama
Medieval Christmas Presents - It's getting close to christmas time and you still have time to find some unique medieval gifts. Amazon.com still guarantees shipping by Christmas and they have a lot of great discounts and specials running like free shipping. I have put together a store of unique medieval gifts offered at amazon. It has things like tankards, books, posters, medieval christmas music, jewelry and more. Check it out here: Medieval Christmas Gifts