See the title. Let’s go.
Want to know how one of the greatest fantasy trilogies ends? Zezee is here to talk you about Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Avatar.
Want an opinion on a chonky single book epic? Dylan Marsh at Before We Go is reviewing Samantha Shannon’s Priory of the Orange Tree.
Want some fantasy poetry? We do need more. Jodi at Witty & Sarcastic Bookclub has good things to say about the Lexcalibur books by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik.
2. Other bookish stuff
I’ve been waiting for a while to share this after spotting it, but Mayri at Bookforager’s tribute to her best library book ever is just lovely
I also very much enjoyed this tribute to John Le Carre and George Smiley
Finally, want to read some stories? Brian’s “Why I Hate Writing Fantasy Stories” tickled me pink. Meanwhile, Aliette de Bodard has a new short story out called Sword of Bone, Halls of Thorns
3. Speaking of AdB, here is her excellent thread of tips on how to focus on writing discipline
Want to know how trilogies affect book sales? A little here from Peter McLean
4. The Esoterica
5. I was going to briefly give my opinion on a writing thing I saw on twitter, but then I decided the person in question was probably provoking for attention so that’s a nah from me.
Instead, here’s my top 5 soups, let me know yours
And that’s it. Have a great rest of the weekend all.