LITERARY WONDERLANDS: JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREATEST FICTIONAL WORLDS EVER CREATED, by Laura Miller, General Editor, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

Out November 2016 A glorious, full-illustrated collection that delves deep into the inception, influences, and literary and historical underpinnings of nearly 100 of our most beloved fictional realms. Literary Wonderlands is a thoroughly researched, wonderfully written, and beautifully produced book that spans two thousand years of creative endeavor. From Spenser's The Fairie Queene to Wells's … Continue reading LITERARY WONDERLANDS: JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREATEST FICTIONAL WORLDS EVER CREATED, by Laura Miller, General Editor, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

FORSAKEN, A UNIT 51 NOVEL, Book Two, by Michael McBride, Kensington Books

"McBride writes with the perfect mixture of suspense and horror that keeps the reader on edge." --Examiner See my review of Book One Here   IT HAS SURVIVED At a research station in Antarctica, scientists discovered a strange and ancient organism. They thought they could study it, classify it, control it. They couldn't. IT HAS … Continue reading FORSAKEN, A UNIT 51 NOVEL, Book Two, by Michael McBride, Kensington Books

A TOLKIEN BESTIARY, by David Day, Chancellor Press

DESCRIPTION: Here is the comprehensive reference guide for the millions of fans of the Hobbit and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. All of the imaginary beasts, monsters, fauna, and flora of J.R.R. Tolkien's lush fantasy worlds of the Middle-Earth and the Undying Lands are presented in more that 100 black-and-white illustrations and 36 full … Continue reading A TOLKIEN BESTIARY, by David Day, Chancellor Press

HANDBOOK OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by John Lindow, ABC CLIO, Haul

DESCRIPTION: The book describes the pagan origins of Scandinavia, the interaction between the Vikings and other Europeans, and the concept of time in Norse mythology, and gives a dictionary of deities, themes, and concepts. With 200 entries of up to four pages each, the dictionary includes both well-known characters like Thor and minor figures such … Continue reading HANDBOOK OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by John Lindow, ABC CLIO, Haul

A PLAGUE OF GIANTS, SEVEN KENNINGS, BOOK ONE, by Kevin Hearne, Del Rey/Penguin Random House

  In the start of a compelling new series, the New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles creates an unforgettable fantasy world of warring giants and elemental magic. In the city of Pelemyn, Fintan the bard takes to the stage to tell what really happened the night the giants came . . … Continue reading A PLAGUE OF GIANTS, SEVEN KENNINGS, BOOK ONE, by Kevin Hearne, Del Rey/Penguin Random House

NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by Neil Gaiman, W.W. Norton & Company

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, … Continue reading NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by Neil Gaiman, W.W. Norton & Company

SLEEPING GIANTS, by Sylvain Neuvel, Penguin Books, Book One of the Themis Files

A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl … Continue reading SLEEPING GIANTS, by Sylvain Neuvel, Penguin Books, Book One of the Themis Files