Many fantasy worlds have their own rules, magic, and language for readers to learn and devour throughout the course of the book…but what about the most important part of getting familiar with a new, fantastical vocabulary? No, not how to say ‘yes’ or ‘please.’ We’re talking about the SWEARING. Christopher Buehlman, author of The Blacktongue Thief, has kindly provided us with a very detailed guide to all the cursing potential in his new novel. Check it out here!
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!
It’s the (theoretically) most wonderful time of the year and we are BACK once more to help you win over your fun (and sometimes funny) family and friends with the timeless gift of books. From your nosey great aunt to the ghost cat haunting your house, we have recommendations for every important person in your life. Check out the full gift guide below!
New York Comic Con is once again coming to us virtually in 2021 and we are so excited to participate! Join the convention from October 7-10 for some amazing panels, listed below, and don’t forget to follow us on social media for announcements, sweepstakes, and more.
San Diego Comic-Con is virtual once again this year, and while we’re sad not to see all of our amazing fans and readers in person, we are so excited to join this year’s virtual convention! Tor Books and Tor.com Publishing are proud to announce our list of virtual programming starting on July 23. See below for our digital panels!
Would you slap someone for a free beer? In the world of The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman, you can do just that…if the person in question is a debtor. Check out the rules on how to slap someone for a free drink below!
A big THANK YOU to all our amazing friends and fans who joined us for TorCon 2021. We hope you had an amazing time and hope to see you again for our next virtual event! If you’re bummed you couldn’t make it to all of the activities, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. You can see the recordings of almost all of TorCon PLUS some short recaps here!