We love a good sprawling fantasy epic as much as the next person–those stories are loads of fun, and bring intensity, drama, and Big Feelings to our hearts. BUT, some days it’s nice to crack open a book that makes you feel as though you’ve been wrapped in the warmest blanket, one to turn to for pure, wholesome escapism when the weight of the world weighs heavy on your shoulders. Here are 5 fantasy books to seek out for a warm reprieve.
Two things we love at Tor: Being gay. Doing crime. And who does gay crimes better than A. K. Larkwood’s wonderful, chaotic, and destructive characters from her Serpent Gates Duology? In honor of the release of Larkwood’s The Thousand Eyes, we’ve updated our list of queerly criminal stories for your perusal pleasure.
In real life, we love our pets. In fantasy, the pets might be larger, dangerous-er, and/or undead, but the love remains! In celebration of John Scalzi’s upcoming The Kaiju Preservation Society, we’ve prepared this resource highlighting some of our favorite candidates for fantastical pet adoption from across all the many, many realms.
It’s a whole new month and we’ve got a whole new slate of exciting author events! Virtual, in person—there’s a little of everything going on. Check it out! In-Person Events TJ Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea Tuesday, March 1 Fairfield Public Library 1420 Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM…
Back in 2019, we put some of our favorite dragons and sharks in glorious battle for honor, accolades, and internet fame. So we decided, LET’S DO IT AGAIN! Introducing, Dragons Vs. Sharks: TOKYO DRIFT STYLE! Check out our contenders 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!
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, the team at Forge wanted to take the time to celebrate some books our team has felt lucky to read. Check out our recommendations of books we’ve loved that hopefully you’ll feel lucky to read too! My Brilliant Life by Ae-ran Kim; translated by Chi-Young Kim My Brilliant Life…
What would you say to the Antichrist? It’s probably not a question you’ve thought of often. Or maybe it is, I don’t know your life. In this audio excerpt of The House in the Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune, Linus Baker finds himself facing the Antichrist, and it’s quite clear that he has not considered what he would do in such a situation. And that’s to say nothing of Arthur Parnassus, master of the orphanage where the little Antichrist is staying, and someone even more mysterious.
The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours. Check out the first audio clip in our series here and the second here. Keep an eye out for the next excerpt, coming soon!