Release the Kraken!

The wonderful Catherynne M. Valente on embracing her true identity as a fantasy writer: · Excerpt · When I wrote my first novel, The Labyrinth, it honestly never occurred to me that ...
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Ariel’s Song: Come unto these yellow sands

Ariel’s song, with its dreamy allusions to water, flight, music, and affection, was taken as an open invitation to artists to depict this magical scene visually, especially among the pre-Raphaelites. Come ...
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The author, an archeologist, a god, a thief — and the One Gold Ring to bind them all…

Earlier this month, a small artifact took center stage, bringing a great deal of notoriety to The Vyne, in Hampshire, England. Whilst Her Majesty was dubbed the newest Bond Girl, a ...
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Mischief Managed!

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” A prankster’s boast for sure, but in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, it’s much more. When Fred and George ...
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Petunia Dursley’s Magical Motivation

When an author creates characters that provoke rampant and sometimes heated discussion over motivations and histories, I’d warrant that the author has officially hit a Senior Echelon. When there is a ...
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Annie Leibovitz Transforms Taylor Swift Into Rapunzel

Country music superstar Taylor Swift might be the last person one would expect to find featured in the pages of the Fairy Room, but this portrait is just too exquisite to ...
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Inside The Hollows with Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison’s Ever After (Harper Voyager, 2013) releases tomorrow! This is the eleventh of The Hollows books, and between Goodreads and Amazon there are already nearly 100 reviews from fans who ...
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The Dog in the Dark, Dreams and Shadows, and The Witches

NEW: THE DOG IN THE DARK, Book Two in the Noble Dead Saga, Series 3 by Barb & J. C. Hendee (Roc, 2012) This series has been called The-Lord-of-the-Rings-meets-Buffy-the-Vampire-Slayer and we agree that’s ...
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The Unreal and the Real, Ever After, and The Last Unicorn

NEW: THE UNREAL AND THE REAL, Volume One: Where on Earth by Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer Press, 2012) Winner of the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award, and World Fantasy Award several times each, Ursula ...
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The Siren Depths, Splintered, and Assassin’s Apprentice

NEW: THE SIREN DEPTHS by Martha Wells (Night Shade Books, 2012) In The Siren Depths, Martha Wells brings her readers back to the Raksura, a race of shape-shifters able to transform into winged ...
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