Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:01:00 AM
Today is the release day for Mystic Dragon, the second novel in Jason Denzel’s Mystic series.  This captivating story is a great addition to the series, expanding the scope of the plotlines, the characters, and the world.  Though I work with Jason as a part of Dragonmount, it's also amazing to see the author side of him.  It can be difficult to judge a friend's work of art, but I strive to point out the positives and the negatives as they appeal to me.  These are my honest thoughts on a...
Friday, June 29, 2018 7:05:51 PM
The first episode of WoTchers—a Wheel of Time reading podcast—was released earlier this month.   The podcast, hosted by three authors, Hank Garner, Josh Hayes, and Jaime Castle, starts on an epic quest to finish The Wheel of Time series.  The podcasters come from different points in The Wheel of Time journey, Hank and Jamie read a few of the series, while Josh is completely new.  This is bound to make for interesting dialogue as these men progress farther into the...
Friday, June 29, 2018 2:00:00 AM
Recently, the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) compiled a detailed list of all The Wheel of Time related material it’s possible to own.  The list contains many items most fans have heard of—the soundtrack, the comic books, the calendars—and plenty I own myself.  However, it also highlights more obscure items, like a poster and program showing Robert Jordan’s permeant display at Daniel Library of The Citadel, or a custom embossed stamp used to denote Jordan’s own...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:06:01 AM
Our friends at the Wheel of Time Spoilers podcast have a new project in the works: Mistborn Spoilers.  Following the same format, Patrick and Seth scrutinize Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series—one chapter at a time—and discuss all the nitty-gritty details, backstories, foreshadowing, and wonders that make up this fantastic series.   The first three episodes focused on the background information needed to comprehend the world, the Lord Ruler, and the current life of the...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:03:01 PM
As announced last month, PBS will be hosting a new series called “The Great American Read.”  Through a national survey, they identified the best 100 books.  PBS states:   Quote THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers...
Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:07:56 PM
It’s time for another author interview!  I’m very pleased to be able to have J.S. Fields with us.  J.S. is the author of the Ardulum Series, with the third book, Third Don, being released June 4, 2018.  J.S. is an author, an artist, and a scientist, with a special interest in wood spalting.   Q: Thank you for taking the time to talk with me, J.S.  Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Thank you for having me! I’m a professor, parent, professional sculptor, and...
Friday, May 4, 2018 6:47:01 AM
Most Wheel of Time fans know that Robert Jordan, besides being an avid writer, was an avid reader.  On the lastest episode of Wheel of Time Spoilers, Wilson Grooms—Jordan's relative—stated that Jordan was reading one book a day.  This led his personal library to reach over 10,000 books.   And that collection will soon be available for purchase from Mr. K’s Used Books, CDs, DVDs and More:   Quote Starting the first weekend in May, Mr....
Monday, April 30, 2018 12:23:07 AM
Our friends at Wheel of Time Spoilers reached their milestone 100th episode while attending JordanCon 10.  To celebrate this prestigious event, Seth and Patrick sat down with Jason Denzel, Brad Kane, and Wilson Grooms.   To listen to Episode 100, click here!   This episode, recorded live at JordanCon, delved into many topics.  Most importantly being the current status of The Wheel of Time television show.  During the Team Jordan panel at JordanCon, Jason...
Friday, April 27, 2018 12:07:02 PM
This year marked the 10th anniversary of JordanCon.  It's truly amazing that the dedication and loyalty of so many Wheel of Time lovers has turned this convention with a modest beginning into a yearly pilgrimage for many fans.  The depth of love from all the people involved--from the staff, to the volunteers, to the attendees--is a testament to Robert Jordan and The Wheel of Time series.   To celebrate the milestone of ten amazing years, during the opening ceremonies,...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:45:00 PM
This year’s JordanCon was epic in proportion, first because it was the tenth year of the convention (according to Jennifer Liang, everyone thought the first JordanCon would be the last JordanCon), and second because this year marks the 20th anniversary of Dragonmount.   Arriving Thursday night was like coming home to a group of very good friends.  After checking into my hotel room around midnight, I headed down to the lobby and promptly began deep, philosophical...
Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:44:00 AM
This summer, PBS is hosting an eight-part series dedicated to discovering America's favorite books.  A list of 100 books have been selected, and the PBS series will focus on narrowing down these top picks to select one winner.   Naturally, The Wheel of Time series is included on this list.   The first episode—which premieres May 22nd—will consist of a two-hour introduction, highlighting each of the 100 books, and what they have contributed to American...