Class of 2012

Cover Battle: Which is Your Favorite Control Point Cover?

Here’s another cover battle for you. This time, Myke Cole takes on… Myke Cole! Which of the covers for his debut novel Control Point do you like most? On the left, we have the American cover, drawn by Michael Kormack. On the right is the British cover of Control Point, a photo manipulation by the digital photography artist Larry Rostant. ... Read More »

Interview With Military Fantasy Author Myke Cole

Back in the first months of The Ranting Dragon’s existence, I wrote an article about Myke Cole. At the time, Cole had just sold his first fantasy novel, Latent, and its pitch, along with Peter V. Brett talking about it, made me eager to find out more. The details in that article were vague, and all I really did was guess. However, ... Read More »

Short interview: Jay Kristoff on his debut, Stormdancer

Every once in a while, word of a new novel reaches the fantasy blogosphere and generates a strong reaction. That happened with this Tor UK tweet about acquiring the rights to publish Stormdancer: STORMDANCER – dystopian fantasy in steampunk Japan – griffins, a despotic Shogun, the most awesome fight sequences and introducing Yukiko!! Can you blame people for geeking out ... Read More »