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The Illustrated Harry Potter: First Look at the New Art!

In 2013 Bloomsbury announced plans for an illustrated Harry Potter series with brand new art from award winning illustrator, Jim Kay. Earlier today, the publishers gave us an official release date of October 6th, 2015 as well as a first look into the artwork of the series: The past two years have seen the publication of new editions of the Harry Potter series in both ...

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The Battle of the Five Armies Review: “More Does Not Always Mean Better”

The Desolation of Smaug ended with Bilbo’s horrifying realization that he has just played a part in releasing an angry dragon on the town of Esgaroth: “what have we done?” he asks in horror before the screen turns black. The Battle of the Five Armies opens with the terrifying answer. Smaug’s attack on Lake-town is a visually superb experience: we ...

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Teaser for BBC’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

BBC has released the first clip of its adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s bestselling novel Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. If you’re a fan of fantasy and haven’t read this beautiful book yet, you should definitely do so before the seven part BBC mini-series hits television screens in 2015. In the meantime, watch the clip below and let us know what you ...

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Pottermore Announces New Content for 12 Days of Christmas

J.K. Rowling is giving Potter fans a new gift this Christmas. Well, twelve gifts, to be exact. The interactive site Pottermore announced that they will release a new “Christmas surprise” on each of the twelve days leading up to Christmas: We’re feeling extra generous this year, so we’re bringing you early gifts this Christmas. Starting Friday, December 12, we’ll be releasing ...

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Music Video of Billy Boyd performing “The Last Goodbye”

If you got emotional just listening to the full version of Billy Boyd’s song, “The Last Goodbye”  (released a few days ago), the new music video for the song is now here to tug on those heartstrings a little more. Combining scenes from the Hobbit movies as well as the Lord of the Rings films, the video really drives home ...

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LISTEN NOW: The Hobbit Finale’s End Credits: Billy Boyd’s ‘The Last Goodbye’

Earlier this week, a short version of Billy Boyd’s “The Last Goodbye” was released as a part of an official sneak preview of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies soundtrack. Now, Billboard has premiered the the full version of the song that is set to be played during the end credits. Boyd, along with producers Fran Walsh and Philiipa Boyens wrote the “The ...

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Lucasfilm announces new Shakespeare inspired animated film, “Strange Magic”

Today Lucasfilm and Disney offered a glimpse of their latest project when they announced their new animated movie, Strange Magic. The movie is written and produced by George Lucas and is an animated film inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. While, like many Disney animated films, Strange Magic is a musical, it looks like we won’t be seeing any original ...

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The Perilous Adventure, Reading Fantasy, and ABC’s THE QUEST

  “Don’t the great tales never end?” 
”No, they never end as tales,” said Frodo. “But the people in them come, and go when their part’s ended.” There is no other genre of fiction that I adore as much as I do fantasy. Fantasy books take us to a realm of deep magic, of unlikely creatures, of new enchanting worlds, ...

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Ten New Fantasy Books to read in 2014

Earlier this week Neil Gaiman and wife Amanda Palmer called on their fellow authors to actively support independent bookstores. In honor of their quest, here are five great fantasy books that came out this summer that you can pick up at your local bookstore today and five titles that you can’t miss out on this fall. Support your local booksellers ...

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New Full length Trailer for Mockingjay Part 1

Lionsgate has done a phenomenal job promoting the upcoming Hunger Games film, Mockingjay Part One. From chilling teaser trailers to ubiquitous Capitol propaganda posters, the anticipation for the conclusion to the Hunger Games is building fast. Today the first full length trailer for the penultimate film in the franchise was released and somehow, it’s even better than we could’ve imagined. ...

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