Before this week’s Inheritance Quest character, Big Twenty article, and Book Club podcast hit, we wanted to share all of the biggest fantasy, scifi, and horror news from the last seven days with our visitors from our sister site, Lytherus.com. Another week of fantasy, scifi, and horror blogging — and another summary! Batman finally got knocked from its top spot on our summary list, overtaken for the first time by a plethora of “The Avengers” news — including set photos and videos showing Thor and Captain America battling it out! A freaky trailer for Daniel Radcliffe’s “Woman In Black” was released, Pixar announced two new movies, Call of Duty trailers, and close-up shots of Bane. Pottermore has officially opened its doors and emails are going out to beta registrants! Plus our exclusive interview with E. Archer! All this and more in this week’s “Last Week on Lytherus” news and review! View our full news recap for these stories and more!
Before this week’s Inheritance Quest character, Big Twenty article, and Book Club podcast hit, we wanted to share all of the biggest fantasy, scifi, and horror news from the last seven days with our visitors from our sister site, Lytherus.com. Batman dominated the news yet again with all of the buzz surrounding the recently-revealed Batwing! “Twimore” took over the internet like a viral vampire plague. Hunger Games also hit a few high points with the official release of a still featuring Gale during the Reaping, as well as the announcement of a release date for the second film in the movie adaptation series. Our most-commented article this week was NPR’s list of Top 100 Fantasy and Scifi books — is your favorite on it? Plus we had some incredible video game news, including the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive announcement, DotA 2 screenshot leaks, and more. Plus Riddick 3, World War Z, Pottermore, Bleach, and more! View our full news recap for these stories and more!
Before this week’s Inheritance Quest character, Big Twenty article, and Book Club podcast hit, we wanted to share all of the biggest fantasy, scifi, and horror news from the last seven days with our visitors from our sister site, Lytherus.com. Readers were treated to several surprise announcements, leaks, and revelations this week — mostly within the video game and movie communities. Batman news made the biggest splash this week with its public filming revealing several new characters, costumes and more. Hunger Games also made a bit of a splash with their own filming coupled with a few photo leaks! Blizzard may have accidentally slipped up on their next World of Warcraft expansion, rumored to be “Mists of Pandaria”. Meanwhile, League of Legends: Dominion was announced and previewed in a new trailer, and Borderlands 2 was officially announced following months of rumors about its existence. Check out our full “last week” summary post for all of the latest news and reviews!
Just a quick note to our fans and visitors that this week’s Big Twenty article has been delayed to next week due to Comic-Con coverage and travel constrictions. Our Inheritance Book Club will resume this week with episode five — the end of ERAGON!
In the mean time, we highly recommend catching up on past “Big Twenty” articles as well as past “Book Club” episodes to stay in the loop. We also have a huge amount of Comic-Con 2011 coverage over on Lytherus for fans to read. Stay tuned for more!
Attention gamers: we thought we’d give you a little update on last week’s HUGE gaming news while Shur’tugal is in a bit of a news slump. E3 2011 turned out to be quite the convention for gamers this year with the announcement of the next-gen Wii U console, the PS Vita handheld, a plethora of new games including Halo 4, CoD: MW3, Minecraft for Xbox 360, new Super Mario games, and much more. We realize that there’s a lot of gaming news to sift through after this huge convention, so we’ve compiled the highlights for you in one nifty summary post over on our sister site, Lytherus.com. Check the post out for the biggest and best E3 news!
Inheritance has had quite the presence at this year’s Book Expo America! Christopher was featured in the Random House fall catalogue, offered signed posters to BEA attendees, and most importantly, held a public event at Apple SoHo where he conducted a moderated Q&A, read an exclusive excerpt from Book 4, and autographed books for fans.
We were on hand to cover every aspect of Christopher’s exclusive event and have brought back a summary on his never-before-revealed Book 4 facts, interesting questions and answers, as well as our thoughts on the second excerpt released from Inheritance! Keep reading for all of these exclusives and more. View full article »
Book Expo America is known for its free books, cluster of publishers and authors galore. But one of the most exciting elements of the convention is largely unknown: publishers can throw some truly unique after-parties for their authors, accounts, and media. It’s a great time to mingle with colleagues, authors, and the people responsible for getting the books you read and enjoy out in public.
This year I was invited to the Random House Children’s Books BEA after-party, celebrating this year’s biggest RHCB authors, including Christopher Paolini, in attendance to promote Inheritance (Book 4)! The party was on The Intrepid – a retired aircraft carrier docked in the NY Harbor. Also in attendance were many familiar faces, including Tyra Banks, James Dashner, Lauren Kate, Michael Scott, N.D. Wilson, and more!
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Authors, guest speakers, and attendees for this year’s Book Expo America in New York City are slowly being announced as the convention creeps up on us and among the already-announced authors attending the show is Christopher Paolini. Christopher is headed to the Big Apple to promote the upcoming release of Inheritance! Christopher is currently slated to do a book signing at the Apple Store in New York City during the convention (details after the jump). No other Paolini events have been announced, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated!
Members of the Shur’tugal staff will be in NYC as part of the Lytherus @ BEA team headed to the city to cover all aspects of Book Expo America! Be sure to check Lytherus.com during Book Expo America, happening May 23rd through the 27th for full coverage of your favorite books and authors, including Christopher Paolini! View full article »
It’s been a while since we’ve seen any Inheritance news — to be expected following the huge announcements in March. To tide you all over during the lull, we’ve thrown together another post highlighting the best content from Lytherus over the past few months! Look below for some great news, reviews, and recommendations on what to enjoy while we wait for Inheritance! Rest assured — we’re working on a lot of exciting stuff for Shur’tugal, set to start arriving in the coming weeks. We appreciate your patience; it’s going to be a fun year!
Each week Lytherus releases a list of all fantasy and scifi books hitting store shelves that week — great for those looking for new books! We also release a monthly list of video game releases.
Exclusive Lytherus Reviews:
- (Comics) Wonder Woman Story Arc that is Interesting, Easy Jumping-on Point
- (Books) Review: Across the Universe is Fascinating, Romantic Sci-fi
- (Comics) Undying Love – Just Another Vampire Story
- (Books) Angelology, a Well-Researched, Wonderful Literary Ride
- (Comics) “Fear Itself” Has Arrived
- (Books) Reckless: A Dark Modern Twist on Classic Fairy-Tales
- (Books) The Reality Dysfunction, Peter F. Hamilton
- (TV) Smallville Season 10 Catch-up – All about the Drama of Lois & Clark’s Relationship
- (Comics) Thor, ‘WHOSOEVER WIELDS THIS HAMMER’ provides great backstory!
- (Movies) In Theaters Now: “Source Code”
- (Books) The Magicians by Lev Grossman
- (Books) A Successor to the Wheel of Time? The Stormlight Archives!
- (Books) Read Before You Watch: Dual Review of the Dark, Bewitching Book “A Game of Thrones”
- (Anime) The Weekly Watcher! Week 1: Requiem For The Phantom
- (Comics) THE UNWRITTEN plays with big ideas about the influence of story telling
- (Comics) Everyone Needs a Hero: Exploring the Comic Reflection of our World
Looking for some new books, video games, and anime to enjoy? Check out this month’s recommendation lists!
- Anime Recommendations! Part 3
- What Are We Playing? New Blogger Video Game Recommendations!
- What Are We Exploring? New Blogger Fantasy World Recommendations!
- What Are We Reading? New Blogger Scifi Book Recommendations!
Exclusive Lytherus Interviews:
- The Cornelia Funke Pittsburgh Library Event, a Prequel to the Lytherus Exclusive Interview!
- Lytherus Exclusive Interview with Cornelia Funke!
- Web-Chat with Danielle Trussoni, Author of Angelology
Big and Breaking News:
- Official Video from Hobbit Set Shows Amazing Sets, Costumes, Filming, Scenes, and More!
- Opening Scene to Harry Potter 8 Revealed!
- New Stills from “Breaking Dawn” Released!
- First Official Trailer for Harry Potter, Deathly Hallows Part 2 Has Released!
- Hunger Games Movie Cast Roles of Peeta and Gale!
- Rue, Thresh, Marvel, Glimmer and Prim Roles Filled for the Hunger Games Movie
- Nintendo Confirms Next-Generation Gaming Console!
- New High Quality Harry Potter 8 Stills Released
- Official Set Photos from The Hobbit!
- New Set Photos From Harry Potter 8 Leak! (Spoilers)
- Mass Effect 3 Details Revealed!
- Dragonriders of Pern to Hit the Big Screen!
More Fantasy and Scifi News From Lytherus:
- Neil Gaiman Talks ‘Good Omens’ TV Miniseries
- Amy Adams to play Lois Lane
- No more shiny pants! New Wonder Woman TV Stills
- Thundercats-Ho! New Trailer from WonderCon
- Even More ‘A Game of Thrones’ Goodness: Behind-the-Scenes Footage
- How Dare You Attack the Son of Odin! Two Thor Movie Clips
- “Misfits” Set to Lose “Best Character” in Series 3
- “Ant-Man” Script Complete – Not In “Avengers”
- Excerpt from New Book Release, The Unremembered
- High-Def Look at Green Lantern Costume from Upcoming Movie
- Pictures From the Set of Men In Black 3 Show Josh Brolin as Agent K
- Behind the Scenes Video Shows Special Effects Behind “The Walking Dead”
- Vampire Academy Being Turned Into a Graphic Novel!
- Creepy New 5 Minute Clip of Spielberg’s “FALLING SKIES”
- Portal 2 Features “Secret” Interactive “Super 8″ Trailer!
- Epic Trailer for the Upcoming Movie “Immortals”
- First 99 Pages of Upcoming YA Book “Starcrossed” Now on the Web
- New BBC Trailer Reveals First Look at Torchwood: Miracle Day, New Doctor Who Scenes
- Two New Cast Additions for “The Hobbit”
- New Spiderman First Look: Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, Web-slinging Set photos
A lull in Inheritance news means it’s time for a quick update on the recent reviews, news, and editorials over on Lytherus, our sister site for fantasy, scifi, and horror news! The site first launched in 2010 and has since published over 200 articles. Looking for new fantasy, scifi, and horror media to consume while you wait for Book 4? Lytherus is the perfect place. We’re also hiring, so if you’re interested in blogging and reviewing, check out our hiring page!
And never fear – we have some awesome Inheritance projects in the works for Shur’tugal. The lull won’t last long!
What’s Been Released Lately?
- Check out our weekly list of fantasy, scifi, and horror books to hit shelves. Updated weekly!
- Gamers rejoice: Lytherus publishes a monthly list of video games hitting store shelves!
Reviews and Recommendations – Our Favorites
- Dual Review: “Being Human”, the North American adaptation
- Book Review: Boneshaker
- Book Series Recommendation: 500 Kingdoms
- Book Series Recommendation: Bran Hambric
- Thursday Comic Review: Infestation
- Dual Movie Review: “I am Number Four”, From A Reviewer Who’s Read The Book And A Reviewer Who Hasn’t
- Anime Recommendation: Dragon Crisis
- Thursday Comic Review: Marvel’s .1 Initiative – Fantastic or Flopping Attempt to Draw in New Readers?
- Thursday Comic Review: “Sigil” Linking together Space Opera, Pirates, and High School
- Book Review: Clockwork Angel is a Steampunk Book Made of All Things Wonderful
- Thursday Comic Review: Carbon Grey
Opinions and Editorials
- The Ultimate Anime Recommendations! Part 2
- Want a Little More Steampunk? Check Out A Convention!
- Compilation of Super Bowl Movie Previews
- “I Am Number Four” Movie Featurette
- Crysis 2: Pre-Release Information, Videos, and More!
- Bulk Comic-Based Movie Updates: Pics, trailers, and more
- Lytherus Interview with Joshua Fialkov, Author of ECHOES
- Lytherus interview with Locke & Key creators Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez, TV pilot now filming
Big and Breaking News
- First Still from Harry Potter 8, Plot Change Also Revealed
- Second “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Pt 2″ Still Hits Web
- JK Rowling at BAFTAs: Writing “Several Things” at Once
- Hunger Games Movie Release Date Announced
- Spider-Man Movie Title Announced & New Still
- Gears of War 3 Release Date Confirmed!
- 2010′s Worst: Razzies Announce This Year’s Nominees!
- Fantastic Four: Casualty (Spoilers!)
- Sony’s next-generation PSP officially announced!
- A British Superman?
- Halo: Combat Evolved remake coming soon!
- New Captain America Poster
- “Ender’s Game” Movie Finally Being Shopped Around
- Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire to be made a comic
- X-Men: First Class Official Trailer
- Spider-Man joins the Fantastic Four
- “Bloodlines” Cover Revealed Today
- Lost Producers’ Fairy Tale Pilot Actually Sounds Promising
- X-Men Anime Teaser Trailer
- Dead Island’s Chilling Zombie-Themed Trailer Rocks Internet
- NBC Unveils New “Wonder Woman” Actress
- New Song of Ice and Fire publication date set… Finally!
- Camelot: Intense Free Pilot Episode
- First Official Thundercats Anime Trailer Airs!
- The Avatar Lives On!
- New Blade Runner In Development!
- He lives. He loves. He slays. New Conan Trailer Released
- Doctor Who Series 6: Premiere Date, American Airing, and More!
Remember, you can visit Lytherus any time at Lytherus.com. We’re also available on Facebook on our Fan Page and on Twitter at @Lytherus. Your regularly scheduled Inheritance coverage will return soon.