George R. R. Martin and Apple recently dropped "A Game of Thrones: Enhanced Edition," a fancy digital version of the first novel of "A Song of Ice and Fire" (ASOIAF) volumes. The iBook will come with an excerpt of "The Winds of Winter" (TWOW), the long-awaited sixth book in the series.
Winter is coming - to your fingertips. "Game of Thrones" (GoT) author George R. R. Martin and Apple announced new digital editions of "A Song of Ice and Fire" series to mark the 20th anniversary of the epic fantasy novels. It's titled "A Game of Thrones: Enhanced Edition," and has since been released exclusively for Apple's iBooks.
According to Martin, the new digital books signified "a new period" in book publishing. The enhanced editions all come with rich secondary material, including in-universe maps and annotations, that aid readers.
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Ayesha Curry has been piling her proverbial plate with the business of building her own food empire from scratch. But more than focusing on cementing a name for herself in the food industry, the cookbook author and future Food Network host is planning to use her platform to serve as a witness for Jesus Christ.
The 27-year-old wife of Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry isn't posting scriptures every day on social media or inviting everyone along on her book tour or to church. However, she is intentional about serving as a witness for her Christian faith, which is something that both she and her two-time consecutive NBA MVP award-winning husband have made a priority.
"When Steph decided to play basketball, I had the same conversation with him that he had with me. 'Whatever you do, do it well, but do it for God,'" Curry said in an interview with The Christian Post. "I think that's what has kept us grounded. When I started my blog called 'Little Lights of Mine,' my whole goal was to do the things I wanted to do, but all while being a light for Him." more >>
As television and movie adaptations of books become a cultural phenomenon, authors are gaining more power in Hollywood. Throughout the years, several writers carved a name in the entertainment industry because of their exceptional imagination and groundbreaking storytelling.
When we think of influential Hollywood authors, J. K. Rowling, Stephen King and George R. R. Martin are among the names that would easily cross our minds. Who is the most powerful of them all?
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) recently released its annual list of "Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors." The media outlet determined the authors' rankings by taking into account the book sales, number of movie or television adaptations, projects in development and additional credits. They also considered the authors' cultural influence as a factor for the rankings. more >>
Sixty-eight-year-old "Duck Dynasty" star Si Robertson says in his new book that ever since the A&E reality show became a household name in 2012, several women have asked to marry him even though he's been married to the same woman for over four decades.
Many "Duck Dynasty" fans wouldn't know just by watching the show that "Uncle Si" has been married to his wife, Christine, for over 45 years. While other members of the Robertson family have been featured on the show, Christine Robertson has chosen to stay off camera and out of the public spotlight.
In his new book, Si-Renity: How I Stay Calm and Keep the Faith, Robertson explains that many "Duck Dynasty" fans still don't realize that he's actually married because they never see his wife on the show. He wrote that as he regularly travels to many different towns and cities across the globe for speaking engagements and to meet fans, he has had a number of encounters with fans who have come up and proposed to him. more >>
Two of America's most active exorcists say there is now a growing demand for their services as more unchurched Americans have been turning to them for help with demonic oppression, possession and other dark spiritual activity.
Father Gary Thomas, whose training in Rome is recounted in Matt Baglio's book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist, and Father Vincent Lampert, whose work was depicted on the Syfy series "Paranormal Witness" told The Telegraph that a confluence of conditions, including an expanding spiritual void in the lives of Americans, the diminishing authority of the Church, and the failure of the mental healthcare system has resulted in increased requests for spiritual intervention.
Both priests, who have more than 10 years of experience each as exorcists, say an overwhelming number of requests that they get from people seeking help are regularly diagnosed as actual manifestations of demonic attachment, infestation, vexation or full possession. more >>