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Oeh, The Bright Sword by Lev Grossman, his long awaited Arthurian novel, is finally done and coming out in July:

 

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians trilogy returns with a triumphant reimagining of the King Arthur legend for the new millennium

A gifted young knight named Collum arrives at Camelot to compete for a spot on the Round Table, only to find that he’s too late. The king died two weeks ago at the Battle of Camlann, leaving no heir, and only a handful of the knights of the Round Table survive.

They aren’t the heroes of legend, like Lancelot or Gawain. They’re the oddballs of the Round Table, from the edges of the stories, like Sir Palomides, the Saracen Knight, and Sir Dagonet, Arthur’s fool, who was knighted as a joke. They’re joined by Nimue, who was Merlin’s apprentice until she turned on him and buried him under a hill. Together this ragtag fellowship will set out to rebuild Camelot in a world that has lost its balance.

But Arthur’s death has revealed Britain’s fault lines. God has abandoned it, and the fairies and monsters and old gods are returning, led by Arthur’s half-sister Morgan le Fay. Kingdoms are turning on each other, warlords lay siege to Camelot and rival factions are forming around the disgraced Lancelot and the fallen Queen Guinevere. It is up to Collum and his companions to reclaim Excalibur, solve the mysteries of this ruined world and make it whole again. But before they can restore Camelot they’ll have to learn the truth of why the lonely, brilliant King Arthur fell, and lay to rest the ghosts of his troubled family and of Britain’s dark past.

The first major Arthurian epic of the new millennium, 
The Bright Sword is steeped in tradition, full of duels and quests, battles and tournaments, magic swords and Fisher Kings. It also sheds a fresh light on Arthur’s Britain, a diverse, complex nation struggling to come to terms with its bloody history. The Bright Sword is a story about imperfect men and women, full of strength and pain, who are looking for a way to reforge a broken land in spite of being broken themselves.
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Some SFF March releases:

03-05     Ben H. Winters     Big Time
03-05     Gwendolyn Kiste     The Haunting of Velkwood
03-05     Peter V. Brett     The Hidden Queen • The Nightfall Saga #2
03-07     Katherine Arden     The Warm Hands of Ghosts (UK)
03-12     Hao Jingfang     Jumpnauts (Translated by Ken Liu)
03-12     Hannah Kaner     Sunbringer • Fallen Gods / Godkiller #2
03-12     Premee Mohamed     The Siege of Burning Grass
03-12     Micaiah Johnson     Those Beyond the Wall
03-12     Jane Hennigan     Toxxic • Moths #2
03-19     Catherine Lacey     Biography of X
03-19     L. M. Sagas     Cascade Failure • Ambit's Run #1
03-19     Grace Curtis     Floating Hotel
03-19     Michael R. Fletcher, Anna Smith Spark     In the Shadow of Their Dying
03-19     Lucy Holland     Song of the Huntress
03-19     Natasha Pulley     The Mars House
03-26     Stephen Graham Jones     The Angel of Indian Lake • The Indian Lake Trilogy #3
03-28     Adrian Tchaikovsky     Alien Clay
03-28     Stuart Turton     The Last Murder at the End of the World (UK)

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On 12/11/2023 at 9:01 AM, AncalagonTheBlack said:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Breaking-Hell-Age-Bronze-Book/dp/1473232570?ref_=ast_author_dp

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deep-Black-Miles-Cameron-ebook/dp/B0CGY19QFH?ref_=ast_author_dp

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/150247395-the-tainted-cup

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/124941442-sunbringer

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/195790571-the-daughters-war

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60028924-the-trials-of-empire

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/201930181-the-mercy-of-gods

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/195790798-the-west-passage

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/114067124-outlaw-empire

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/144736989-the-silverblood-promise

There are so many books that are coming out soon, and I hope I will have time to read them all. Because I still have my studies and my literature course, I also have to read a lot, but not new books. Now, I am reading Macbeth, not for the first time, but because I need it for my course. I can't say that's my favourite genre, but it's classic. I also need to write a paper on it, and I've already found this page https://edubirdie.com/examples/macbeth/, which provides a lot of very useful samples. Because such tasks are not that hard for me, sometimes I can face some troubles, so having such examples is very beneficial.

The Daughters' War is something I really really wait. I think this book will be great. And I'm also waiting for Anita de Monte Laughs Last by Xóchitl González.

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Don't know where to put this, since opening a new thread seems to be silly, as there can't be that much discussion about the subject as none of us were there.

Welcome to the London Book Fair, Where Everyone Knows Their Place
If you want to understand the power map of the publishing industry, just look at this event’s floor plan.

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/15/books/london-book-fair.html

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....  Heady as they were, these moments of high glamour were counterbalanced by the frankly poignant spectacle of hundreds of people in business-wear sitting on the floor, tapping away on their phones, whispering urgently to one another and eating chicken Caesar wraps. On the first day of the fair, I spotted a well-dressed woman fully asleep on the floor, her blow-dried blonde hair spilling over the handbag she was using as a pillow. It was 3 p.m., but it looked like an airport in the middle of the night, or some kind of conference center Fyre Festival.

As an indicator of who mattered, or how much money they had, the floor plan was an excellent guide. As an indicator of why many thousands of people from all over the world had gathered in this strange space, with its terrible food and its weird acoustics, to conduct conversations that could plausibly have taken place over email, the floor plan was of no use.

What were they all doing? What were they all talking about, in meeting after meeting, sitting down and standing up and hugging each other as they cried “So good to see you!” in the air near each other’s ears?

The publishing industry may be enamored of hierarchy and ritual, but it is possibly even more enamored of gossip, of chatting and hanging out, and it seemed that this was what everyone had come to the London Book Fair to do.

Alex Bowler, the publisher at Faber, said “I first started coming here in 2004 as an assistant, and I didn’t know what I was supposed to be doing. No one told me. It took me a few years to realize that you’re just here to talk to people.” Asked to elaborate, he rolled his eyes amiably. “Triangulating,” he said. “Gathering intelligence”

Coming together seemed to be almost an end in itself, whether the meeting took place at a wobbly white table in Kensington, or at the Canongate party, held this year in a tropical-themed pub.

“We’re all just here to see our friends, really,” said a young literary agent who asked not to be named, because she had just given the game away. Simon Prosser, the publisher at Hamish Hamilton, put it in terms that bordered on the life affirming. “The fact that we’re all together in this way convinces me that what we do has a meaning,” he said. “Why else would we do it?”

 

 

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