“The Grail is a story, a myth! It didn’t exist on your world! It can’t exist here!”
The city-state of Varuz is failing. Duke Aurelian is the last of his line, his capital is crumbling, and the armies of his enemy, Duke Conrad, are poised beyond the mountains to invade. Aurelian is preparing to gamble everything on one last battle. So when a holy man, the Doctor, comes to Varuz from beyond the mountains, Aurelian asks for his blessing in the war.
However, all is not what it seems in Varuz. The city- guards have lasers for swords, and the halls are lit by electric candlelight. Aurelian’s beloved wife, Guena, and his most trusted knight, Bernhardt, seem to be plotting to overthrow their Duke, and Clara finds herself drawn into their intrigue…
Will the Doctor stop Aurelian from going to war? Will Clara’s involvement in the plot against the Duke be discovered? Why is Conrad’s ambassador so nervous? And who are the ancient and weary knights who arrive in Varuz claiming to be on a quest for the Holy Grail.
Una McCormack is a New York Times bestselling author. She has written two Doctor Who novels featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory: The King’s Dragon and The Way through the Woods, as well as several audio dramas for Big Finish. She lives in Cambridge with her partner, Matthew, and their daughter, Verity.
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R. A. Salvatore appears at the Tattered Cover Bookstore on Tuesday, September 15th from 7:00 PM!
Multiple award-winning fantasy author R. A. Salvatore may still be best known as the creator of the dark elf Drizzt, one of fantasy’s most beloved characters. Salvatore will read from and sign Archmage, in which Drizzt returns to the Underdark. With everything Drizzt’s fans crave — action, adventure, characters that resonate with equal measures of warrior spirit and deep compassion, and no shortage of wicked dark elves — Archmage is another exciting addition to Salvatore’s bestselling series.
2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
Writer Paul Dini appears at Vroman’s Bookstore on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at noon to give a small talk followed by a book signing for BATMAN DAY!
Batman Day is DC Entertainment’s annual celebration of the world’s most popular super hero and global pop icon. Join us for an afternoon FULL of free giveaways, a free comic (BATMAN: ENDGAME SPECIAL EDITION #1), Batman themed snacks, activities and more!
About Paul Dini:
Paul Dini is a writer and producer who works in the television and comic book industries. He is best known as a producer and writer for several Warner Bros./DC Comics animated series including Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Superman: The Animated Series Star Wars: Ewoks and Tiny Toon Adventures. Other works have included the ABC series Lost as well as a number of comic books for DC Comics (Harley Quinn and Superman: Peace on Earth). Paul is currently serving as a writer and producer for Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H..
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm to sign his new novel which explores the world of Mycroft Holmes. (NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing.)
MYCROFT HOLMES reveals the untold story of Sherlock’s older brother and the harrowing adventure that changed his life, and set the stage for the man Mycroft would become.
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Author R.A. Salvatore appears to sign his new novel ARCHMAGE on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 6:00pm at the DePaul University Bookstore!
About this author
R.A. Salvatore is the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, including the popular Forgotten Realms series The Legend of Drizzt. He’s an avid gamer, father of three, and loyal citizen of Red Sox Nation.
DePaul University Bookstore
1 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60614
Superstar creator Jim Lee appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday September 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM to sign Batman Noir: Hush for BATMAN DAY!
Presented in its original pencils and ink artwork by industry legend Jim Lee, BATMAN NOIR: HUSH highlights the grim, gritty atmosphere of Batman and Gotham City, and pits the Dark Knight against a city overrun with its legendary villains. Celebrate Batman Day on Saturday, September 26 at 2pm at Barnes & Noble Events, The Grove, when Jim Lee discusses and signs this gorgeous new Batman book. (NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing.)
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
This weekend the Boise Public Library hosts their third annual comic convention with guests writers and artists including Nate Powell, Steve Lieber, Victoria Jamieson, Joëlle Jones, Farel Dalrymple, Theo Ellsworth, Emi Lenox, Leila del Duca, Natalie Nourigat, Sara Ryan, Terry Blas, Joe Keatinge, Ben Dewey, and Lukas Ketner! The event will also include a Costume Contest, Special Programs, Creator Panels, and Meetups. For more details click the link!
Boise Public Library
MAIN LIBRARY – 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, Idaho 83702
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|MystiCon returns to the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, VA February 26-28, 2016 as the battle for the Iron Throne heats up! GEORGE R.R. MARTIN, author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” books that serve as the basis for the HBO series “Game of Thrones”, is MystiCon 2016’s Convention Guest of Honor! MystiCon 2016 will also feature Chesley Award winning artist and fantasy book illustrator J.P. TARGETE, Gypsy Knight Gaming owner JOHN WATTS, Metropolis Records recording artists BELLA MORTE, Starfleet Admiral and author LINDA SHUPING SMITH, and our cosmically comical Master of Ceremonies RICH SIGFRIT! Media personalities, writers, author signings and discussions, an independent film festival, vendors, a masquerade contest, cosplay, LARPing, gaming, children’s programming, fan groups, and a scholarship auction are just a few of the many delights to be found at MystiCon 2016! Plus, there will be a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast performance! Adult pre-registration admission rates are $40. Special discounts for fan groups, children, adult students and military personnel with a valid ID. Info on hotel room availability and rates can be found on the MystiCon website. Beat the winter blahs and join the fun at MystiCon 2016! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter!|
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R. A. Salvatore appears at the Boston Public Library on Saturday, September 12th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Modern epic fantasy author R. A. Salvatore discusses the process of world building and explores the role of geography and maps in fantasy literature. Salvatore’s first published novel The Crystal Shard became the first volume of the acclaimed Icewind Dale Trilogy. Since that time, he has published numerous novels for each of his signature multi-volume series, including The Dark Elf Trilogy, Paths of Darkness, The Hunter’s Blades Trilogy, and The Cleric Quintet. His latest novel Archmage is the first book in his new Homecoming series.
A book sale and author signing will immediately follow the talk. This program is presented in conjunction with the Literary Landscapes: Maps from Fiction exhibition currently on display in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center through October 25.
Boston Public Library – Commonwealth Salon
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Artists Sara Richard, cover artist of My Little Pony and Jem & the Holograms, and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appear at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday August 4, 2015 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM!
San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106