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National Fantasy Month

Hi everyone, wow this week as been full of bad news. Every day there seems to be more bad news since the pandemic as made a dramatic U-turn, hopefully this time we don’t get conflicting rules like last time, as nobody knew where they stood or what they should or should not do.

This month is National Fantasy Month so I thought that I would do new releases of fantasy books.

October Releases:

The Once and Future Witches Alix E. Harrow

Release Date: 15 Oct. 2020

In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.

But when the three Eastwood sisters join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement.

His Dark Materials: Serpentine Philip Pullman

Release Date: 15 Oct. 2020

The world-changing events of The Amber Spyglass are behind them, and Lyra and Pan find themselves utterly changed as well. In Serpentine, they journey to the far North once more, hoping to ask the Consul of Witches a most urgent question.

Kitty’s Mix-Tape (Kitty Norville #15) Carrie Vaughn

Release Date: 16 Oct 2020

Kitty Norville still can’t stay away from trouble—of the supernatural kind. Everyone’s favorite werewolf DJ is here to mix it up just one last time. Here you will find, or will be lucky to newly discover, the irrepressible Kitty Norville with friends and enemies alike: Rick the vampire; Jessi Hardin, paranormal detective; Kitty’s werewolf husband Ben; Cormac, the bounty hunter; and the ever-villainous Dux Bellorum.

Among the Beasts & Briars Ashley Poston

Release Date: 20 Oct 2020

Cerys is safe in the Kingdom of Aloriya. Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting. It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: When she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother.

Phoenix Extravagant Yoon Ha Lee

Release Date: 20 Oct 2020

Gyen Jebi is not a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint. One day they are jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government’s automaton soldiers.

God Storm (Shadow #2) Coco Ma

Release Date: 20 Oct 2020

Everything has a price.

In the kingdom of Axaria, a darkness has fallen. After defeating the evil mother who summoned an immortal demon to kill her, newly coronated Queen Asterin Faelenhart should have every reason to celebrate. Her kingdom is safe, forbidden magic eradicated, and her friends are alive. Except Asterin’s triumph has come at a devastating cost–forced to choose between a lifelong friend and true love, she’s lost both. But the shadows in Axaria have begun to stir once again, and no one is more starved for vengeance than Asterin …

Kingdom of the Wicked Kerri Maniscalco

Release Date: 27 Oct. 2020

Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria miss’s dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin . . . desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that has been long forbidden.

The Tower of Fools Andrzej Sapkow

Release Date: 27 Oct. 2020

Reinmar of Bielawa, sometimes known as Reynevan, is a doctor, a magician and, according to some, a charlatan. Discovered in bed with the wife of a high-born knight, he must flee his normal life. But his journeys will lead him into a part of Europe which will be overtaken by chaos. Religious tension between Hussite and Catholic countries is threatening to turn into war.

Dead Lies Dreaming (Laundry Files #10) Charles Stross

Release Date: 27 Oct. 2020

As Wendy hunts down Imp–the cyberpunk head of a band calling themselves “The Lost Boys”– she is dragged into the schemes of louche billionaire Rupert de Montfort Bigge. Rupert has discovered that the sole surviving copy of the long-lost concordance to the one true Necronomicon is up for underground auction in London. He hires Imp’s sister, Eve, to procure it by any means necessary, and in the process, he encounters Wendy Deere.

The Last Druid: Book Four of the Fall of Shannara Terry Brooks

Release Date: 29 Oct. 2020

As the Four Lands reels under the Skaar invasion – spearheaded by a warlike people determined to make this land their own -our heroes must decide what they will risk saving the integrity of their home. Even as one group remains to defend the Four Lands, another is undertaking a perilous journey across the sea to the Skaar homeland, carrying with them a new piece of technology that could change the face of the world for ever. And yet a third is trapped in a deadly realm from which there may be no escape.

Northern Wrath (Hanged God #1) Thilde Kold Holdt

Release Date: 29 Oct. 2020

A dead man, walking between the worlds, foresees the end of the gods. A survivor searching for a weapon releases a demon from fiery Muspelheim. A village is slaughtered by Christians, and revenge must be taken. The bonds between the gods and Midgard are weakening. It is up to Hilda, Ragnar, their tribesmen Einer and Finn, the chief’s wife Siv and Tyra, her adopted daughter, to fight to save the old ways from dying out, and to save their gods in the process.

Seven of Infinities Aliette de Bodard

Release Date: 31 Oct. 2020

Vân is a scholar from a poor background, eking out a living in the orbitals of the Scattered Pearls Belt as a tutor to a rich family, while hiding the illegal artificial mem-implant she manufactured as a student. Sunless Woods is a mindship and not just any mindship, but a notorious thief and a master of disguise.

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15 Fantasy Films of 2020

Hi everyone, I hope your all doing okay. This week’s post is about fantasy movies of 2020. There are two genre’s that I do love and that is Comedy and Fantasy. I find that laughter can get you through anything which is why comedy is a big part of my life.

I have been a big of fan of everything to do with Fantasy, since I was little girl whether it be books, movies or tv shows. For me, it is a way of escaping. even if it is for a couple of hours, you need it more than ever with everything that’s going on in the world you need that bit of escape, some way to relieve the pressure.

Movies To Watch…

Here is a look at what came out in 2020 and a couple of movies still to come out. Some you may of seen, whilst others you have been dying to watch. Anyway whatever the case maybe, I hope these might entice you to take a look at them. Enjoy!

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius and descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds. He soon finds himself in an epic battle against a race of powerful underground fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Writers: Conor McPherson (screenplay by), Eoin Colfer (based on the novel by)

Stars: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad

Dolittle

Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to daily. But when young Queen Victoria becomes gravely ill, the eccentric doctor and his furry friends embark on an epic adventure to a mythical island to find the cure.

Director: Stephen Gaghan

Writers: Stephen Gaghan (screenplay by), Dan Gregor (screenplay by)

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen

DragonHeart Vengeance

Lukas, a young farmer whose family is killed by savage raiders in the countryside, sets out on an epic quest for revenge, forming an unlikely trio with a majestic dragon and a swashbuckling, sword-fighting mercenary, Darius.

Director: Ivan Silvestrini

Writers: Matthew Feitshans, Patrick Read Johnson (based on characters created by)

Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Joseph Millson, Jack Kane |

Fantasy Island

The enigmatic Mr Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort, but when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.

Director: Jeff Wadlow

Writers: Jillian Jacobs, Christopher Roach

Stars: Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale

Four Kids and It

Two families each heading to the same coastal beauty spot in Cornwall, with four children unaware their lives are about to converge. Single mum Alice and single dad David are dating, and they have decided to reveal that to their kids during a seaside holiday. The Kids soon meet a magical creature on the beach with the power to grant wishes, but when they start making wishes it causes all kinds of mayhem.

Director: Andy De Emmony

Writers: Simon Lewis, Mark Oswin (additional writing)

Stars: Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, Pippa Haywood, Matthew Goode

Magic Camp

A straight-laced banker returns to magic camp, which he attended years ago as a boy, to work as a compassionate and fun-loving counsellor while also keeping his eye on winning first place in the upcoming Golden Wand competition.

Director: Mark Waters

Writers: Micah Fitzerman-Blue (screenplay by), Noah Harpster (screenplay by)

Stars: Adam Devine, Jeffrey Tambor, Gillian Jacobs

Mortal

Fantasy adventure origin story about a young man discovering he has God-like powers based on ancient Norwegian mythology.

Director: André Øvredal

Writers: Geoff Bussetil, Norman Lesperance

Stars: Nat Wolff, Priyanka Bose, Iben Akerlie

Onward

Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley embark on a magical quest to spend one more day with their late father. Like any good adventure, their journey is filled with cryptic maps, impossible obstacles, and unimaginable discoveries. But when dear Mom finds out her sons are missing; she teams up with the legendary manticore to bring her beloved boys back home.

Director: Dan Scanlon

Writers: Dan Scanlon (original story by), Keith Bunin (original story by)

Stars: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The King’s Daughter

Completed. King Louis XIV’s quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid’s life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter’s discovery of the creature

Director: Sean McNamara

Writers: Ronald Bass (screenplay), Barry Berman

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Benjamin Walker

The Old Guard

A covert team of mercenaries, that are all centuries-old immortals, with the ability to heal themselves, are suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret, soon discover that someone is onto their secret and they must fight to protect their freedom.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Writers: Greg Rucka (screenplay by), Greg Rucka (based on the graphic novel series by)

Stars: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts

Trolls World Tour

Poppy and Branch discover that there are six different troll tribes scattered over six different lands. Each tribe is also devoted to six different kinds of music — funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock. When rockers Queen Barb and King Thrash set out to destroy the other music, Poppy and Branch embark on a daring mission to unite the trolls and save the diverse melodies from becoming extinct..

Directors: Walt Dohrn, David P. Smith (co-director)

Writers: Jonathan Aibel (screenplay by), Glenn Berger (screenplay by)

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom

Wendy

Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.

Director: Benh Zeitlin

Writers: Benh Zeitlin, Eliza Zeitlin

Stars: Devin France, Yashua Mack, Gage Naquin

Movies Still to Come…

Release Date: October 19th 2020

Gretel & Hansel

When their mother descends into madness, siblings Gretel and Hansel must fend for themselves in the dark and unforgiving woods. Hungry and scared, they fortuitously stumble upon a bounty of food left outside an isolated home. Invited inside by the seemingly friendly owner, the children soon suspect that her generous but mysterious behaviour is part of a sinister plan to do them harm.

Director: Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins)

Writer: Rob Hayes

Stars: Sophia Lillis, Samuel Leakey, Alice Krige

Release Date: October 23rd 2020

The Secret Garden

When Mary Lennox’s parents suddenly die, she is sent to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven, on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. While exploring, she discovers a hidden magical garden.

Director: Marc Munden

Writers: Jack Thorne (screenplay by), Frances Hodgson Burnett (novel)

Stars: Dixie Egerickx, Richard Hansell, David Verrey

Release Date: Dec 23rd 2020

Wonder Woman 84

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.

Director: Patty Jenkins

Writers: Geoff Johns (story), Patty Jenkins

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Gal Gadot, Robin Wright

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