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A Letter to New Apprentices of the Grent Royal Glassworks

Here at Tor Books, we LOVE a fantasy world. We love intricate magic systems, far-flung cosmologies, and all the interlocking customs and informational tidbits that combine to create our favorite adventures.

But! That can be a lot to keep track of!

Good news: Renowned fantasist Brian McClellan has provided a fun resource to help us understand the world of In the Shadow of Lighting, the first in his epic new Glass Immortals series! We’ve got n educational diagram on the properties of godglass and an interpretive letter from The Grent Royal Glassworks

Check it out!

How Would YOU Die in a Fantasy Novel?

Book of Night, the adult fantasy debut of (#1 New York Times bestselling) author Holly Black has been out in the big bad world for almost a month now, entrancing readers the world over with its spectral tale of shadow magic!

Truly, it’s a book to die for

So we made a quiz! That’ll tell you how you would die in a fantasy novel! And we’ll give you a book recommendation tailored to each death! It’s totally fun and safe, we promise!

Check it out!

5 Fantasy Novels That Subvert the Chosen One Narrative

We all know the story of the chosen one. Time and time again, we’ve watched the Fabled Hero rise from Humble Yet Noble Origins to unlock Hidden Power only to discover that their True Strength was Friendship All Along, or whatever. That’s not what we’re here to talk about today. No, today is about the books that take that familiar narrative and twist it up. Flip it on its precious, anointed head! 

And why today of all auspicious days for this task? Because we’re celebrating the release of The Discord of Gods, the thrilling conclusion to Jenn Lyons’ A Chorus of Dragons series, where chosen ones fall from grace, demons run rampant across the earth, and adventure is the most important word. 

So read on! Check out a whole list of novels that defy the heroic and shake up expectations!

What Type of Ghost Are You?

It’s a fact: the universe has been around a long, long time, so we’ll probably be ghosts for longer than we’re mortals.

We have a question: If we’re gonna spend so much time as unbound spirits, what kind are we going to be?

Here’s a quiz: In celebration of Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments, the second novel in the ghostly and exciting Edinburgh Nights series from critically-acclaimed author T. L. Huchu, we at Tor have designed a handy questionnaire that’ll provide guidance on what variety of phantom you are destined to become, plus a book recommendation to match

Check it out!

Which Scalzi Should You Read Next?

From books to burritos, author John Scalzi is an expert at delivering ingenuity, excitement, and unexpected plot twists (and ingredients).

In celebration of his recently released and monster-filled romp, The Kaiju Preservation Society, we at Tor Books have put together a helpful quiz to point you toward what Scalzi novel to read next.

This quiz IS Kaiju approved

Check it out!