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Who Are the American Craftsmen? What’s Changed in Twenty Years? From the Archives: The Path to Mistborn Three More Stories...

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More Stories Design your own dragon to fit into the world of Lady Trent from The Tropic of Serpents. You could win a copy of Voyage of the Basilisk, plus have your dragon appear in a future book’s pages! Kirkus Reviews interviews William Campbell Powell, the author of Expiration Day. R.I.P., William H. Patterson, Jr. Publishers Weekly has posted their list of the Best Summer Books of 2014, including Jo Walton’s My Real Children and Elizabeth Haydon’s The Merchant Emperor. Paste Magazine interviews Brandon Sanderson, the author of Words of Radiance.
Who Are the American Craftsmen?
by Tom Doyle

In my new contemporary fantasy novel, American Craftsmen, a craftsman or craftswoman is a soldier or spy magician, usually descended from a family of such practitioners. Though my thriller plot doesn’t assume any particular literary or historical knowledge, I hope you’ll enjoy finding some Easter eggs of this nation’s past in this thoroughly modern story. One of the reasons I wrote it is that too often when we search for an interesting angle on the fantastic, we neglect the weird mythos waiting for us in our own backyard.

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What’s Changed in Twenty Years?
by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear

In the twenty-three years since we wrote People of the River, archaeological research has revolutionized our understanding of the great site at Cahokia. In a sense, we got lucky. Today, People of the River still describes what researchers now call “Old Cahokia,” the complex settlement that existed at the end of the Edlehardt cultural phase, which ended at 1050 C.E..

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From the Archives: The Path to Mistborn Three

by Brandon Sanderson On May 13, 2014, Tor Teen is proud to be reissuing the first book in Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy. The book will be a trade paperback, with a brand new cover. To celebrate this new edition, we went back into our newsletter archives to October of 2008, when Brandon wrote about what it felt like to finish writing the story of Vin, Elend, and the rest of their crew. Enjoy this blast from the past, and we hope you like our new edition of Mistborn!

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