Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength.
This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land.
There will be a reckoning . . .
The Shepherd's Crown is Pratchett's 41st Discworld novel. It's also sadly his last, following his recent passing. For those unfamiliar with his Tiffany Aching series (perhaps because, rather unfairly, it's classified as 'young adult'), the books follow the adventures of a young witch-in-training who has 'first sight and second thoughts.' The Shepherd's Crown is the fifth installment, following The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full Of Sky, Wintersmith and I Shall Wear Midnight.
Taylor Swift has become notorious for bringing out celebrity friends during her concerts, but we think she's just outdone herself. Here's Swift singing THE Smelly Cat song with Phoebe Buffay herself - aka Lisa Kudrow - at the Staples Center in LA.
Last night Terry Pratchett fans arrived in droves at Waterstones Piccadilly for the midnight launch of his final (and 41st) Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown.
Pratchett passed away almost six months ago from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 66. For many, the launch was a bittersweet event, and there were tears as Pratchett's assistant and friend Rob Wilkins read passages from the book.
Check out some the amazing costumes fans wore after the cut.
AMC's Fear The Walking Dead had a premiere on Sunday night that pulled a whopping 101.1 million viewers, making it the biggest series premiere in cable history.
Zombie fans tuned into the 90 minute pilot, which is a spin-off to the long-established The Walking Dead series, to see how the franchise's mysterious virus started spreading in Los Angeles. Fear beat its predecessor's numbers, which first aired in 2010 with 5.35 million viewers.
Read our recap of Fear The Walking Dead's first episode here.
Publishers Gollancz have announced that next year they will be releasing a hardback collection of short stories from the king of 'Grimdark,' Joe Abercrombie.
Featuring best-loved characters from the world of The First Law, the volume will contain a mix of original and reissued short stories collected together for the first time, including the Locus Award-winning Tough Times All Over. We'll have the chance to get back into the shoes of Logen Ninefingers, Jezal, Bethod, Monza Murcatto and - yes - everyone's favourite 'cripple' - Glokta.
We've been eagerly awaiting the premiere of Fear the Walking Dead since, well, forever, and last night AMC's The Walking Dead spin-off finally broadcasted with a 90 minute episode. So did it live up to expectations? Find out with our recap!
Fear The Walking Dead opens with Nick (Frank Dillane), a drug-using teen. Dishevelled and dirty-looking, Nick is lying on the floor of an abandoned church, staring wild-eyed up at the ceiling as he comes down from a heroin trip. What really snaps him awake are the screams of a man in the near distance. Uh-oh. Possibly going against every horror movie rule ever, Nick begins staggering about the place, trying to find the source of the noise and someone named 'Gloria' - who we can only assume is a lady friend of his. The darkened corridor shots and close-to-face camera angles will be familiar territory to The Walking Dead fans, and it's a pleasant, reassuring feeling. If Fear can create even half the amount of dread and suspense that its predecessor does, we're on to a winner.
There's a well-known quote by CS Lewis that goes: 'Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What? You too! I thought I was the only one.'
And this sense of fitting in, of finding your place in the world and realising that you aren't alone is the blood and bones of Felicia Day's new memoir, You're Never Weird on the Internet.
Day, to the uninitiated, is what you'd describe as an 'internet star.' She's famous, but not A-lister grade famous, instead enjoying a special kind of notoriety among gamers, geeks, comic book buffs and convention go-ers. She's acted in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Eureka and Supernatural, and in 2007 created her own web series The Guild - a show that attracted millions of views on YouTube in is first season. She can be described as an actor, writer, producer and presenter, and oh, she's also a Josh Whedon bestie (he wrote the book's foreword).
Welcome to the first installment of our new weekly feature, Geek Buy Of The Week, where we recommend which games, books, DVDs and toys you should spend your hard-earned rupees on. First up is C4's drama series Humans.
Starring William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson and Gemma Chan, this eight-parter is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for busy families is a Synth. Besides having perfect hair and a slightly too cold gaze, these robots look exactly like their human counterparts. But without any messy emotions getting in the way of things they can practically do everything better. Much to the uneasiness of the Hawkins family, who are about to find out how the lines between human and humanoid can be blurred.
Buy from Amazon for £14.
Wowzers. We always knew Link and Princess Zelda could be badass, but this imaginative Western style cosplay has just kicked things up a notch. Yeee haaa!
A Zelda super-fan has recreated Twilight Princess' iconic Hyrule Castle in LEGO.
Joseph Zawada spent two and a half years building his model, which he recently displayed at BrickFair 2015 in Virginia. Unsurprisingly, the castle took two cars to transport.
Watch an interview with the talented creator after the cut.
James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. In theaters November 25, 2015.
Via 20th Century Fox.