This week’s Author Takeover explores the power of an ancient, elemental kind of magic that forms the background to our understanding of magical worlds today. After all, there would be no “Avada Kedavra” without “Abra Kedabra” and no magic words at all without the Djinni of old. Alywn Hamilton, author of the brand new YA novel “Rebel of the Sands”, writes about her journey through “Potter” and how it helped to release the genie of fantasy novels to a new generation of readers.
We recently announced a giveaway of Israel Grey’s “Dark & Day” series, where you can win one of 34 prize packs, including the grand prize of an autographed copy of the complete “Dark & Day” set! Now the author tells us more about the “Dark & Day” series and its place in the realm of sci-fi and fantasy.
Laura Lam’s “Dark Circus” series has undergone a transformation in recent months, gaining a new costume of covers and revealing the final novel in the trilogy, “Masquerade”, at its new home of Pan Macmillan publishing. To celebrate the reincarnation of the original novels, “Pantomime” and “Shadowplay”, and look forward to the release of “Masquerade” in a year’s time, we asked Laura to tell us about her whirlwind writing journey.
Today we are very excited to be a part of the blog tour promoting Katherine Catmull’s latest novel, “The Radiant Road”! We absolutely loved this book – you can read our review here – and for our portion of the blog tour, Katherine will be sharing with us a little bit about the development of “The Radiant Road” and its journey to publication. Read on to learn more!
If you’ve ever wanted to wander around the library at Hogwarts, explore the restricted section and discover all of its secrets, you should probably take a look at this month’s Author Takeover. Author Genevieve Cogman explores the use of masks in the Harry Potter series and the importance of designing an identity.
This month’s Author Takeover sees the return of Ryan Graudin to celebrate the release of her new novel, Wolf by Wolf. Many fans see strong parallels between Voldemort’s rise to power and the events of World War Two, Wolf by Wolf explores an alternate history of our own world, where Hitler has won the war and medical experimentation within concentration camps has created unexpected results.
Ryan’s previous Author Takeover explored the art of creating a complex world. This time, she examines the concept of identity and what it can mean for characters with the ability to metamorphose.
This month’s Author Takeover comes from multi award-winning author Philip Reeve. His new book, Railhead perfectly embraces the emotions felt by all Potter fans who have wanted to board the Hogwarts Express. A step away from the dystopia movement, this book brings mystery and adventure to a sci-fi Utopia of riches, wonder and hyperspace trains.
We’re thrilled that MuggleNet is part of the international Magic and Mayhem Tour celebrating to countdown to Six of Crows! September 24-29, bloggers in the US and UK have been paired up to share their own Six of Crows-inspired lists, such as six tips for surviving the Grishaverse, six signs you do/don’t have what it takes to join Kaz’s crew, and more. PLUS, we have a fantastic competition to win a swag pack across all 12 blogs taking part.
This week’s Author Takeover comes from Lauren James, who tells us how Hermione inspired her own writing and a new generation of perfectly imperfect female characters.
This week’s Author Takeover examines the concept of whole world realism in fictional spaces. Author Zen Cho discusses her admiration of the detail Rowling is able to create and continue providing to fans of “Potter” even after the book series has ended.