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16Dec/140

New Fantasy Releases: Week of December 16, 2014

Below is this week's list of new fantasy releases:

-Detective Strongoak and the Case of the Dead Elf by Terry Newman (I'm going to have to download a sample of this one. It appears the Kindle version releases this week, but the physical edition is due out in June 2015?)
-The Way Into Chaos: Book One of the Great Way by Harry Connolly (this one looks interesting, too)
-Bloodrush (The Scarlet Star Trilogy Book 1) by Ben Galley (drat! I just downloaded a sample of this one, also. A western fantasy...)
-The Eye of Everfell: Book One of the Shadow Battles by Bard Constantine (what the heck, decided to make it a clean sweep and sent a sample of this to my Kindle).

9Dec/142

Epic Fantasy Series List: Part 1 Completed

So I spent the evening finishing the first pass of the Epic List of Completed Epic Fantasy series (you can find the link at the top of the blog), so all the series I've found are now listed here on the blog. If you know of any completed series I am missing (I'm sure there are still a lot of holes in the list), feel free to leave a comment on this post, or on the page for the author. Remember that I am focusing on epic/high fantasy here, not paranormal, urban, etc.

I've also started adding Kindle links for the individual books in a series, but only made it through the A authors so far. This will be fairly time consuming, and will likely take the rest of the month to finish (considering the list is over 1100 books now).

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9Dec/140

New Fantasy Releases & Epic List of Completed Series Updated

First, I spent more time converting my completed series spreadsheet to blog pages. So I added author names D through M last night. I'll continue adding more in the evenings this week.

Second, below is this week's list of new fantasy releases:

-The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
-Fantasy For Good: A Charitable Anthology by George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman & others.
-Bane of Malekith (Tyrion & Teclis) by William King
-Dark Screams: Volume One by Stephen King & others (this is horror, but thought it might be of some interest)
-The Lady (Marakand) by K.V. Johansen (I've been sent review copies of these, but I just can't make myself pick them up to read)
-The Awakened Kingdom (Inheritance) by N.K. Jemisin
-Gathering Darkness: A Falling Kingdoms Novel by Morgan Rhodes

8Dec/141

2015 Reading List & Epic List of Completed Series

I've made a couple of additions to the blog over the weekend, and both are a work in progress.

First, I've added my list of epic fantasy books coming out in 2015 that I am looking forward to. I created a similar list last year, but didn't read many of the books I mentioned (though I did buy many/most of them). I'll continue to add to the list as the year progresses and more releases are announced. That page can be found here.

Also, I've begun adding the "Epic List of Completed Epic Fantasy Releases" to the blog, and you can find a link to it in the header (or here). I've only added authors through C, but will continue to add to it this week. I believe my spreadsheet totals over 1100 books now. For the first pass, it will just contain a list of series by author. Once I get the A-Z list complete, I'll make another pass to add links to the author's (or series's) wiki. And I'll add the title for each book in the series, with a link to the Kindle edition (if a Kindle edition exists). So this is a 3 phase project. And I am considering adding series that are currently in progress, with a notation to highlight that the series is "in progress". Oh, and a thanks to Kendall for suggesting the "epic list of epic fantasy series" for the title :)

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5Dec/141

The Belgariad is Now Complete in the Kindle Store (US)

It has taken WAY too long, but all 5 books of  The Belgariad series by David Eddings is finally available in the US Kindle store here. I just started reading The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, but boy is it tempting to try re-reading The Belgariad starting right this minute.

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