Monday, October 17, 2011

Our Fantastic Week Ahead: October 17

This past August, several of us posted our thoughts on N.K. Jemisin's Hugo Award-nominated novel The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.  We were fascinated by it--not only does it challenge conventions of epic fantasy, but it also has the ability to appeal to a wide variety of people on a number of levels.

Because of this, we are very excited for the completion of the Inheritance Trilogy--the final novel in the trilogy, The Kingdom of Gods, is being released on October 27, 2011, and we can't wait.  If you, too, can't wait for the completion of Jemisin's trilogy, then you'll enjoy our theme this week--much of our coverage this week focuses on the Inheritance Trilogy, including a post from Nora herself!

We'll kick things off this afternoon with an interview with Nubia Palacios, a digital artist who has created artwork depicting Yeine, the protagonist of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.  We'll also bring you Kat Howard's review of The Broken Kingdoms and some thoughts on teaching The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.

This week, we'll also continue our coverage of the "Cute and Creepy" exhibition at FSU, and Adam Miller brings us his review of the final book in Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy--The Assassin's Quest.  It's going to be a great week, so make sure you come back often.

And in the meantime, if you really can't wait to read The Kingdom of Gods, Nora has posted the first three chapters over on her blog.  Go take a look!