Six Companion Reads for “Six of Crows”
Author Takeover / September 26, 2015

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.

Author Takeover: Imagining the Empty Spaces
Author Takeover / August 21, 2015

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.

Author Takeover: The Power of Possession
Author Takeover / August 7, 2015

Move over, Tom Marvolo Riddle, and throw out your diaries. For this week’s Author Takeover we are delighted to host Dawn Kurtagich, author of “The Dead House”. In this blog she discusses the perils of possession, exploring the darker sides of “Potter” in relation to her own debut novel.

Author Takeover: So fanboy he’s fiction
Author Takeover / May 15, 2015

For this week’s Author Takeover we are delighted to host the author of “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda”, Becky Albertalli. While Simon and his interest for all things “Harry Potter” may be fictional, Becky’s love is all fact.

Author Takeover: Destiny and ceremony
Author Takeover / May 1, 2015

This month we’ve got a double Takeover with two fantastic authors writing for us about their experiences crafting novels in a post-“Potter” world. Both were fans of “Potter” who have turned to writing and used their love of the series within their writing, consciously or subconsciously. First we welcome Lucy Hounsom at the end of her blog tour for her fantasy novel, “Starborn”.

Author Takeover: The power of language
Author Takeover / March 30, 2015

This month’s Author Takeover comes from bestselling author Marcus Segwick. His novel “Midwinterblood” won the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award and serves as the inspiration for today’s post. When novels are crafted so carefully by their authors, then translated for their numerous fans around the world, can the experience of the text be as magical as originally intended? As fans of “Potter” we have come across many examples of J.K. Rowling’s subtle choices being lost when rewritten for another language (never write an anagram if you want it to be translated), but as Marcus writes, the magic may be in the reader’s interpretation rather than the author’s pen.