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Christopher Morgan

Announcing Shroud of Prophecy, a New Kel Kade Fantasy Series Coming from Tor Books

There’s a very special feeling you get when you read a particular kind of fantasy book. You know the one that takes all your beloved tropes and spins them on their heads? You’re transported to a whole other world that feels both different and the same. You know all the beats but they are coming at you in wonderfully new ways. It’s about as close to that “coming home” feeling as you can get. That’s exactly what I felt when I first read author Kel Kade’s Free the Darkness, book one of the King’s Dark Tidings series. And if you haven’t given the books a chance, I can’t recommend them enough. They are light and fun—and book 3 of the series, Legends of Ahn, just released earlier this month.

It is also with that feeling in mind that I have the pleasure to announce that Kel will be crafting a brand new series for Tor Books! With the fantastic ability to make use of your expectations, Kel is taking a turn at the epic quest fantasy, and I cannot wait to share it with everyone.

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Love in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Three Good, Bad, and Star-Crossed Star Wars Romances

In light of its recent sale to Disney, and the fact that I watched a six-movie marathon over the Thanksgiving holiday, I feel like now is a good time to visit a franchise almost as dear to my heart as The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I am talking, of course, about Star Wars.

Now, just like Tolkien was doing paranormal romance and sneaking romance in on us pre-teen boys long before we wanted to read kissing stories, Star Wars was prepping us for an appreciation of Romance even before our collective young minds where shattered by the revelation that *spoiler* Darth Vader was Luke and Leia’s dad. Now, a lot of you out there were probably on to this before me because, well I’m slow, but I’d like to raise a glass to the romances of Star Wars: The Good, The Bad, and the Star-Crossed.

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