‘The Scorched Earth’ Update

October 31, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy, scifi/fantasy | 1 Comment
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The second book in Drew Karpyshyn’s The Chaos Born Trilogy now has a cover and a tentative release date. The Scorched Earth is currently set to come out on July 15, 2014 in hardcover. Amazon also has it up for pre-order if you’re inclined. According to Drew, the woman on the cover is a new character named Shalana (Shuh-lay-nuh).

“I won’t reveal too much about her right now, except to say that she’s a member of the Clans in the Frozen East. As you might suspect from the cover art, she plays a very prominent role in book 2, and much of the action takes place in Norr’s former homeland.

I’m very excited for The Scorched Earth to come out. All the pieces of the story I’ve been setting up through Children of Fire really start to come together, and I can’t wait to see how readers react. My editors are looking over the manuscript, and once we finalize it I’ll be jumping into the final book in the trilogy, Chaos Unleashed.” -Drew Karpyhsyn

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Our ‘Children of Fire’ Interview with Drew Karpyshyn

August 27, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Interview | Leave a comment
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Author Drew Karpyshyn was kind enough to take some time with us for an interview on his latest book Children of Fire. Drew talks about the long road that led to this book, the different types of magic, and the development of the wizard Rexol. Click here to read the interview.

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New Release and Review: ‘Children of Fire’ by Drew Karpyshyn

August 27, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Today Drew Karpyshyn’s Children of Fire hits stores. This marks the first book in his new original fantasy series The Chaos Born. In it he weaves a tale of dangerous magic, outlaw wizards and four troubled characters drawn together by the fate of chaos. It has a very Stephen King type feel to it with some intriguing elements that are dark and monstrous. If you’re a fan of Drew Karpyshyn’s work, this is one book that’s definitely worth checking out. Click here to read our full review.

You can check out Random House’s product page for a full list of retailers and for an excerpt from the book.

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Karphyshn on ‘Children of Fire’

August 16, 2013 at 9:41 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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Drew Karpyshyn wrote a post for Suvudu talking about that magical time between August and September, escaping into fantasy book, and how his writing career has let to Children of Fire.

Now, ten novels and twenty five years later, I’m finally equal to the task. Children of Fire is the culmination of everything I have written and read. It’s the first book in an epic trilogy that pays homage to the classic fantasy authors that kindled the creative spark inside me so long ago. The plot is driven by a kinetic style that reflects my work in video games and my sci-fi action novels. And throughout the work you’ll find dark and disturbing elements inspired by the horror masters that sent chills down my spine and made me sleep with the lights on.

Click here to read the full article. Children of Fire will be out on August 27, the same day as John Jackson Miller’s Kenobi. You can check out all the details on Random House’s product page including retailer links and a pretty big excerpt from the book. If you like Karpyshyn’s writing, this is one book you will not want to miss.

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Suvudu Interview with Drew Karpyshyn

July 25, 2013 at 8:08 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Fantasy, Interview | Leave a comment
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Suvudu posted an interview with author Drew Karpyshyn discussing his upcoming original fantasy novel Children of Fire which comes out August 27.

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The Awesome ‘Children of Fire’ UK Cover

July 12, 2013 at 5:33 am | Posted in Art, Books, Fantasy, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Star Wars author Drew Karpyshyn is stepping away from science fiction for a bit in order to dive into an original fantasy series of his own making called The Chaos Born. The first book in the series is Children of Fire which will be out August 27 in the US and September 5 in the UK. Now we’ve already gotten a look at the US cover, but now the UK cover has been revealed…and it’s gorgeous!


Having already read an arc for Children of Fire, I can tell you this is an awesome book with some really intriguing characters, a fun spin on magic, and a captivating story. If you’re interested in pre-ordering it, you can find all the links right here. For anyone heading to San Diego Comic Con, be sure to stop by and say hello to Drew. You can find his full schedule here.

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Karpyshyn On Writing

May 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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Author Drew Karpyshyn posted a great update on his blog covering his writing process, specifically for his upcoming book Children of Fire, which you can read below.

Step One – Start with an Idea
People often ask me where I get my ideas. I’m sorry, but that’s a question I can’t answer. I already have ideas. I have lots and lots of ideas. They just pop into my head at random times, sometimes inspired by something I read, see or hear; other times they seem to come from some mystical creative ether. When I get an idea, I add it to my idea file. That file is overflowing (digitally) with ideas – I’ll die long before I use them all up. And I’m constantly getting new ideas for the file. Continue Reading Karpyshyn On Writing…

Cover Reveal and Excerpt for ‘Children of Fire’

April 15, 2013 at 10:27 am | Posted in Art, Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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Suvudu has revealed the cover for Children of Fire, Drew Karpyshyn’s upcoming fantasy novel. They’ve also included a 13 page excerpt from chapter nine. You can check it out here. Children of Fire will be out in hardcover and digital formats on August 27th and will be the first book in The Chaos Born Trilogy.

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Children of Fire Gets A New Name

March 24, 2013 at 6:12 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, News | Leave a comment
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Drew Karpyshyn has finally nailed down a name for his new series. Tentatively called the Children of Fire series, it will now be call The Chaos Born Trilogy. Book one will still be called Children of Fire, but it will now be The Chaos Born, Book One – Children of Fire. Cover art will be coming soon and pre-orders are already up on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Drew Karpyshyn Reddit Recap

March 20, 2013 at 7:21 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Video Games | 2 Comments
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drewkarpyshynAuthor Drew Karpyshyn answered a ton of questions on his Ask Me Anything Reddit chat the other day. The topics range from Mass Effect to Star Wars, books to video games. Here’s the full recap.

Drew Karpyshyn: I know it’s a bit early, but I’m here and ready to go. Let me set the stage: 85 degrees in Austin today so I snuck in some golf (shot 77, thanks for asking) and now I’m back home and raring to go.

Plenty of questions already, so let’s get to it! Continue Reading Drew Karpyshyn Reddit Recap…

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