The comedy cult classic that George RR Martin and JRR Tolkein did not write. At all.

The comedy cult classic that George RR Martin and JRR Tolkein did not write. At all.

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The Chronicle of Heloise & Grimple, by Sean Gibson

The Chronicle of Heloise & Grimple is a very particular kind of novel.

Specifically, it’s the kind of novel that looks perfectly innocent and adorable sitting there on the shelf, staring up at you with those huge, adoring eyes, until you actually bring it home—at which time it begins eating objects you would have thought entirely incapable of being eaten (not just inedible, mind you, but literally incapable of being eaten), fetching things like boots or garden hoses that you’re reasonably certain have never belonged to you, and engaging in other, similar antics that you really shouldn’t laugh at but you just can’t help yourself because where the hell did it find an unopened gallon of peanut butter and how did it even manage to pick the thing up, let alone carry it back home?

Oh, wait. No, that’s our dog. We got confused for a minute because they’re both so funny, but we’ve got it straightened back out now. (While there are certain aspects of the two, meaning the book and the dog, that might cause you, at least at first blush, to mistake the one for the other, there is a simple yet definitive way to distinguish them, which is that we would never give our dog a 5-star review.)

Don’t judge. You don’t live with him.

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Review of Eragon! A traditional book review PLUS a review of the audiobook narration!

Review of Eragon! A traditional book review PLUS a review of the audiobook narration!

Eragon, by Christopher Paolini

The Story:

At its heart, Eragon is a coming-of-age story. A fifteen-year-old farm boy discovers he’s destined to become a Dragon Rider, but the grown-up world of politics and war are a lot more than he bargained for.

One of the best things about this book is that the life lessons are so accurately portrayed. Even when they’re painful. Eragon argues passionately for his beliefs, standing up for his ideas of right and wrong, only to realize later, through his own experience, that things aren’t always so simple.

That’s part of growing up, with or without dragons.

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The GoT Graphic Novel is just $1.99! Winter is coming… with graphic style!

The GoT Graphic Novel is just $1.99! Winter is coming… with graphic style!

A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume One, by George R.R. Martin

Did you know Game of Thrones is now a graphic novel series? This gorgeous art, paired with the epic story by fantasy master George R.R. Martin, will blow you away. For a limited time, the first in the series is only $1.99. You won’t find a better deal than that.

   

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George R. R. Martin called it “fantasy as it ought to be written.” Start the series for just $2.99!

George R. R. Martin called it “fantasy as it ought to be written.” Start the series for just $2.99!

Assassin’s Apprentice, by Robin Hobb

Realms of the Elderlings. It’s like the Netflix of books. All the feels, without any waiting. We’ve linked them all, in order. (In four trilogies, and a quartet. Like TV seasons.) So dip your toe for just $2.99, or binge read the entire 16-book series.

Go ahead. We’ll wait here.

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Now just $0.99! Dragons, magic, and sizzling hot elves in a steamy 5-star fantasy romance!

Now just $0.99! Dragons, magic, and sizzling hot elves in a steamy 5-star fantasy romance!

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The Last Dragon Rider, by Errin Krystal

We’ve called it “wine and chocolate for the reader’s palate.” Now only $0.99, for a limited time, it’s the perfect weekend escape. If you love hot elves, dragons, magic, and high fantasy adventure with a luxurious dose of passion, don’t miss this chance to pick it up for less than the price of a dwarven ale!

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She started writing it when she was 12. A decade later, it has 47,000 ratings on Goodreads!

She started writing it when she was 12. A decade later, it has 47,000 ratings on Goodreads!

Snow Like Ashes, by Sara Raasch

$1.99 Kindle Sale! ($9.99)

It’s true. Sara Raasch started writing Snow Like Ashes when she was twelve. Want proof? We hunted down a video of the author holding up the first hand-written draft and took a screenshot. She reads a page from it in the video. We’re convinced. (Isn’t she adorable, btw?)

The decade she took to build this world shows in its magic. And in its politics. We found one reviewer who wrote down all eight territories, along with their rulers and their “conduits” (i.e. special magic items), just to keep them straight. To make things even more complicated, four of the conduits can only be wielded by men, and the other four by women.

(Wait. Is that determined by biological sex or by gender identification? Dunno. We haven’t read it yet. We just now bought it on sale. That’s how we find these deals. We’re actually shopping for ourselves and then telling you about it. Probably because we don’t have enough friends.)

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Interviewing Author Errin Krystal

Interviewing Author Errin Krystal

Hey, everybody! Welcome to our Book Wyrms blog—where the books are fantastic and the drawing is terrible! We have debut author Errin Krystal with us today, here to talk about her brand new release, The Last Dragon Rider (The Wild Realms of Véneanár, #1)! We love it (read our review here), and we know you will, too! Welcome, Errin!

— Thank you! It’s great to be here!

So The Last Dragon Rider comes out today!!! Congratulations!!! (Amazon just sent our Kindle preorder, by the way!) Can you give us a feel for how long it’s been in the works? When did you start writing it, when did you finish, and when did you first sign it with your publisher?

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The Last Dragon Rider by Errin Krystal

The Last Dragon Rider by Errin Krystal

Like Wine & Chocolate for the Reader’s Palate

Trained as an elite warrior from childhood, the elven crown prince, Flintathriël, fights to end a war that began before he was born. With the aid of his betrothed, Sairalindë, a skilled mage and dragon rider in her own right, he must find the Book of Souls–an ancient and mysterious tome rumored to have belonged to the god Hath’Raal.

But when the missing book turns up in the hands of Mnuvae, the bastard daughter who believes the kingdom to be rightfully hers, Flintathriël and Sairalindë must defend each other–and their people–against a far greater force than they bargained for…


REVIEW:

The Last Dragon Rider is a ruby of a book–the magic of firelight captured impossibly in stone. Roughly half a carat in weight (it is not a long read), the color is exquisite. The spark of romance and adventure sizzles within its depths.

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Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Windwitch by Susan Dennard

An Instant Classic! One for Your Permanent Collection!

We love books. In fact, we adore them. We don’t have time to read as many as we would like, so we only finish the ones we love. And we only review the ones we finish. As a result, we give out a lot of four- and five-star ratings, and we mean every one of them.

But every once in a while, a book comes along that truly stands out. A book (or series) that belongs with the likes of The Hobbit, or Ender’s Game, or every book Anne McCaffrey ever wrote. A book we insist on adding to our permanent collection in autographed hardcover.

Windwitch is just such a book.

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Trapped in Silver by Emily Sowden

Trapped in Silver by Emily Sowden

This Debut Author Is One To Watch

Here’s the thing about real people. They’re complicated. Okay, fine. We’re complicated. We can stand up to a pack of wolves with nothing but a knife at dusk and then shiver in a warm bed until dawn, terrified by a nightmare we don’t even remember. It doesn’t make any sense. Real people don’t always make sense. Emily Sowden gets that. She gets how real life works.

Take Ava. She might not be great at fighting, but she’s a survivor. She knows how to depend on herself. When her mother dies and her father starts disappearing, she holds the family farm together. So what if women aren’t allowed to conduct business in her misogynist, backwater town? She’ll dress herself as a young man and get the job done. That’s practical strength. That’s real strength.

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