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Good News/Bad News: My New Book is Out, but the Site is Suspending Publication

Posted on 04 November 2012

The good news is the editor’s fantasy novel is now out. The bad news is the site is suspending publication for the time being.

Good News/Bad News: My New Book is Out, but the Site is Suspending Publication

Posted on 04 November 2012

The good news is the editor’s fantasy novel is now out. The bad news is the site is suspending publication for the time being.

Good News/Bad News: My New Book is Out, but the Site is Suspending Publication

Posted on 04 November 2012

The good news is the editor’s fantasy novel is now out. The bad news is the site is suspending publication for the time being.

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Posted on 15 April 2011

Facebook Recap: MERLIN 3.12 “The Coming of Arthur Part 1”

Posted on 03 April 2011

A quest! A magical chalice! An immortal army! A new queen? Part one of “Merlin’s” two-part finale is now live … on Facebook.

Facebook Recap: MERLIN 3.11 “The Sorcerer’s Shadow”

Posted on 26 March 2011

Dudley Dursley joins Camelot’s fight club! Let him and the other “Merlin” characters recap the rest via their postings on Facebook!

Facebook Recap: MERLIN 3.11 “The Sorcerer’s Shadow”

Posted on 26 March 2011

Dudley Dursley joins Camelot’s fight club! Let him and the other “Merlin” characters recap the rest via their postings on Facebook!

Facebook Recap: MERLIN 3.10 “Queen of Hearts”

Posted on 19 March 2011

Arthur and Gwen’s first date is ruined when Uther sentences her to death. Let the characters tell you about the drama themselves in our latest Facebook recap!

Facebook Recap: MERLIN 3.09 “Love in the Time of Dragons”

Posted on 13 March 2011

In the latest episode of “Merlin,” Gaius gets his swerve on with a long lost lady love. Trust us, his Facebook friends don’t like it anymore than you do.

Facebook Recap: MERLIN 3.08 “The Eye of the Phoenix”

Posted on 04 March 2011

Gwaine comes back, Gwen wises up, and Arthur goes on a quest. Let the characters tell you themselves in our latest Facebook recap (told via Facebook postings)!

Facebook Recap: MERLIN 3.07 “The Castle of Fyrien”

Posted on 27 February 2011

Morgana decides to kill everyone who ever loved her in one, giant ambush. Let the characters tell you themselves in our latest Facebook recap!

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Good News/Bad News: My New Book is Out, but the Site is Suspending Publication

The good news is that my teen fantasy novel Shadow Walkers is finally released this week, and I’m pretty pleased with the result. Here’s the blurb:

Zach lives with his grandparents on a remote island in Puget Sound in Washington State. With only his little brother, Gilbert, to keep him company, Zach feels cut off from the world. But when Gilbert is kidnapped, Zach tries the only thing he can think of to find him: astral projection. Soon, his spirit is soaring through the strange and boundless astral realm—a shadow place. While searching for his brother, Zach meets a boy named Emory, another astral traveler who’s intriguing (and cute).

As Zach and Emory track the kidnappers from the astral realm, their bond grows, but each moment could be Gilbert’s last. Even worse, there’s a menacing, centuries-old creature in their midst that devours souls and possesses physical bodies. And it’s hungry for Zach.

Request it from your local library or buy it here.

The bad news? For the time being, we’re suspending publication of new content on TheTorchOnline.com.

Editing this site has been a labor of love — I love fantasy, and I obviously love sharing my (many) opinions. But it’s become a labor of love that has made it increasingly difficult to work on other projects — especially, ironically, as the site has grown bigger and ever-more-successful.

So we’re taking a break so that I and my co-Torchees can work on other things (including, in my case, more novels, and hopefully also some movie projects).

But I still believe in the concept of a website that is more than just content aggregation — more than just rewriting other people’s reporting. I’m proud that TheTorchOnline.com was devoted to original reporting and commentary, and I’m thrilled that we were able to do so many exclusive interviews (with Lucy Lawless, Dominic Monghan, Anna Torv, Morena Baccarin, Eddie McClintock, Lynda Carter, most of the cast of Legend of the Seeker, and many, many others), and I’m proud that we’ve been able to break many important stories (on Xena, Spartacus, Legend of the Seeker, Warehouse 13, Piers Anthony, and many other fantasy-themed topics).

I also think we helped, in our own small way, give the genre of fantasy some of the respect and credibility that it deserves (but still frequently doesn’t get. Did you notice that Spartacus didn’t even make EW’s recent list of the top ten shows on television? Ridiculous!).

With Heather Hogan’s hilarious “Facebook” recaps and my associate editor Tim O’Leary’s funny perspective on almost everything else, I also hope we sometimes made you laugh. (As much as I love fantasy, it’s possible that sometimes it takes itself a little too seriously…)

Will we ever be back?

We might be. As fantasy enthusiasts, we all know better than most how wonderfully unpredictable life can be. (Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for future announcements.)

In the meantime, thanks for reading and thanks for the support (one of my favorite parts of working on the site was the clever, insightful comments that often put my actual content to shame!).

Trust me, whether or not I’m editing this website, I’ll be carrying the torch for fantasy for many years to come.

Brent Hartinger, February 2, 2011

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Good News/Bad News: My New Book is Out, but the Site is Suspending Publication

The good news is that my teen fantasy novel Shadow Walkers is finally released this week, and I’m pretty pleased with the result. Here’s the blurb:

Zach lives with his grandparents on a remote island in Puget Sound in Washington State. With only his little brother, Gilbert, to keep him company, Zach feels cut off from the world. But when Gilbert is kidnapped, Zach tries the only thing he can think of to find him: astral projection. Soon, his spirit is soaring through the strange and boundless astral realm—a shadow place. While searching for his brother, Zach meets a boy named Emory, another astral traveler who’s intriguing (and cute).

As Zach and Emory track the kidnappers from the astral realm, their bond grows, but each moment could be Gilbert’s last. Even worse, there’s a menacing, centuries-old creature in their midst that devours souls and possesses physical bodies. And it’s hungry for Zach.

Request it from your local library or buy it here.

The bad news? For the time being, we’re suspending publication of new content on TheTorchOnline.com.

Editing this site has been a labor of love — I love fantasy, and I obviously love sharing my (many) opinions. But it’s become a labor of love that has made it increasingly difficult to work on other projects — especially, ironically, as the site has grown bigger and ever-more-successful.

So we’re taking a break so that I and my co-Torchees can work on other things (including, in my case, more novels, and hopefully also some movie projects).

But I still believe in the concept of a website that is more than just content aggregation — more than just rewriting other people’s reporting. I’m proud that TheTorchOnline.com was devoted to original reporting and commentary, and I’m thrilled that we were able to do so many exclusive interviews (with Lucy Lawless, Dominic Monghan, Anna Torv, Morena Baccarin, Eddie McClintock, Lynda Carter, most of the cast of Legend of the Seeker, and many, many others), and I’m proud that we’ve been able to break many important stories (on Xena, Spartacus, Legend of the Seeker, Warehouse 13, Piers Anthony, and many other fantasy-themed topics).

I also think we helped, in our own small way, give the genre of fantasy some of the respect and credibility that it deserves (but still frequently doesn’t get. Did you notice that Spartacus didn’t even make EW’s recent list of the top ten shows on television? Ridiculous!).

With Heather Hogan’s hilarious “Facebook” recaps and my associate editor Tim O’Leary’s funny perspective on almost everything else, I also hope we sometimes made you laugh. (As much as I love fantasy, it’s possible that sometimes it takes itself a little too seriously…)

Will we ever be back?

We might be. As fantasy enthusiasts, we all know better than most how wonderfully unpredictable life can be. (Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for future announcements.)

In the meantime, thanks for reading and thanks for the support (one of my favorite parts of working on the site was the clever, insightful comments that often put my actual content to shame!).

Trust me, whether or not I’m editing this website, I’ll be carrying the torch for fantasy for many years to come.

Brent Hartinger, February 2, 2011

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