Monday, September 24, 2012

The Wayward Herald

Like the news-bearing heralds of old, Fresh-scraped Vellum is becoming a bit more newsy, albeit in a potentially wayward fashion. So every Monday for the foreseeable future, the Wayward Herald will report on news and items of interest to readers and writers of historical and fantasy fiction. For his inaugural post, here are some interesting tidings from around the web and the world of books:

In one of coolest stories of the week, George R.R. Martin has confirmed that his character Ser Patrick of King’s Mountain from A Dance With Dragons was named after fantasy blogger Patrick of Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist. You know you have an influential blog when George R.R. Martin names a character after you! Read the interview with Mr. Martin at Pat’s blog here.

The new trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit was released last week. The Wayward Herald first saw it on Middle-Earth News, but you can see it here too.


    Graeme Flory of Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review posted a great review of John Gardner’s Grendel, the story of Beowulf told from a different point-of-view. Read it here.
    As of today, George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones is the #1 bestselling fantasy title on Amazon. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (reviewed here) comes in at #3 on Amazon’s list of historical fantasy fiction, while Brent Weeks’ The Blinding Knife holds the #1 spot in that subgenre.
The Wayward Herald will return with more tidings next week!

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