Peephole In My Skull

Painted Man Quiz on Goodreads!

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Want to prove your Painted Man knowledge? On Goodreads right now, there is a ten question quiz all on the very first book in the Demon Cycle.

Warded Man Reissue

Test yourself here, and let us know the results!

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 8:30 am by megelizabeth
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Worldbuilders Thank You

Posted by Meg

At lot of you know about Worldbuilders and the incredible work they do raising money for Heifer International. And a lot of you have been involved in making this year’s fundraising goals happen by supporting projects like Author D&D … and shaving Myke Cole’s head with a straight razor.

This year’s team, plus the host of artists, writers and other persons of note wanted to say thank you.

Also, you really don’t want to miss the bloopers …

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:00 am by megelizabeth
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Cliche Book Covers?

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As Peat continues to write up a storm, the cover of the The Skull Throne is close to completion! (No, we can’t show you anything quite yet, but keep an eye on this space.)

In honor of books covers in general, check out this rather ridiculous list (yes, I am linking to Buzzfeed) of cliche book covers. The Warded Man is featured in the fantasy section along with Patrick Rothfuss and other awesome modern fantasy authors.

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The list categorizes The Warded Man (and other books with hooded heroes standing stoically on the cover) as a fantasy book in a long, long series. Not necessarily a good or bad thing, just a trend.

How much do you pay attention to book covers? Does it influence your decision to buy a book? What do you like to see on the cover of a fantasy novel?

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 8:00 am by megelizabeth
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Tweephole #33

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Check in with Peat as he and Cassie make their way through the Hawkgirl Challenge and the last chapters of The Skull Throne.

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  • @PVBrett - Watched Batman: Son of the Bat this weekend. Apart from the typical DC Comics gender issues, it was really well done. Thumbs up.
  • @PVBrett - I don’t wanna write a book today, but the lord of the lash says “Nay! Nay! Nay!” I’m gonna write all day, all day, all day. #skullthrone
  • @PVBrett - I was making up joke titles for Mudboy, and now I really want to write Gone with the Wind Demon and Ragen Against the Machine.
  • @PVBrett - Overhear Cass watching TV. Joker hits Harley Quinn for having audacity to defeat Batman when he couldn’t. Daddy test in 3… 2… 1…
  • @PVBrett - Three challenges down, three to go. #hawkgirl http://t.co/glk8mM1K4m

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Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:00 am by megelizabeth
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Summer Signings – London!

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As you may have heard by now, Peat will be doing a variety of signings and events in London this coming August. For all you Brits, here’s a chronological rundown of Peat’s events and signings:

Upcoming Events:

Fantasy Faction’s Grim Gathering

NEW Grim Gathering Poster

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at Waterstones Kensington, 193Kensington High St, London W8 6SH

With Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence and Myke Cole.

6:30pm until 7:00pm will be a panel discussion with the writers on the fantasy genre.
7:00pm until 7:15pm will be questions from the audience.
7:15pm until 8:00pm will be a signing with all four authors.
8:00pm until late will be an after party at a local bar. Come drink and chat with the authors and other fantasy fans. Venue TBD.

Signing at Forbidden Planet in London

1pm Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR

World Con

August 14-18th, 2014 at ExCel London Dockland, U.K.

Autographing 5 – Peter V. Brett

Friday 10:00 – 11:00, Autographing Space (ExCeL)

Literary Beer

Friday 13:00 – 14:00, The Bar (ExCeL)

The Road Goes Ever On and On: the Wheel of Time

Saturday 12:00 – 13:30, Capital Suite 14 (ExCeL)

With the final volume, A Memory of Light, published last year, and a Hugo nomination for the entire series this year, this seems the perfect time to look back on twenty-four years of the Wheel of Time. Our panel will reflect on Robert Jordan’s achievement in creating the series, its runaway success, Brandon Sanderson’s completion of the work, and the lasting influence of WoT on the fantasy genre.

Adam Whitehead (M), Wesley Chu, Harriet McDougal, Maria Simons, Peter V. Brett

Meet the New King, Same As The Old King

Saturday 19:00 – 20:00, Capital Suite 14 (ExCeL)

Why is fantasy so often about making the world better by getting the rightful king on the throne, rather than by doing away with monarchy entirely? Where are all the revolutions? Why don’t wizards use magic to create indoor plumbing and better infrastructure?

Juliet E McKenna (M), Joe Abercrombie, Peter V. Brett, Rjurik Davidson, Delia Sherman

These Are Not the Elves You’re Looking For

Sunday 18:00 – 19:00, Capital Suite 14 (ExCeL)

To what extent do modern fantasy novels play on readers’ familiarity – and fatigue – with genre tropes and conventions? For example, Andrzej Sapkowski, Justina Robson and Raymond E Feist have all created worlds in which the traditional Tolkienian model of benevolent, wiser-than-thou elves is challenged in various ways. Is deconstruction a new trend, or has genre fantasy been doing it for decades? How do recent debates about the cultural specificity of the English-language fantastic, and the lack of relevance of this aesthetic for audiences outside North America and the UK, affect our views of these issues?

Kate Heartfield (M), Peter V. Brett, Sarah Rees Brennan, Patrick Rothfuss, Yves Meynard
You can check out all of Peat’s upcoming events on the Appearances Page or RSVP on Facebook.

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 8:00 am by megelizabeth
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