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Watch a deleted scene from the Warcraft movie

21 August 2016 12:37 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As it gears up for its home entertainment release next month, Universal has released a deleted scene from Duncan Jones’ video game adaptation Warcraft, which sees the Orcs discussing their leader Gul’dan’s magic; check it out here…

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

Warcraft sees Duncan Jones (Moon) directing a cast that includes Robert Kazinsky (Pacific Rim) as Orgrim Doomhammer, Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger »

- Gary Collinson

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Flash, NCIS, Bones, Htgawm, Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, Tvd, Jane, S.H.I.E.L.D. and More

16 August 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Any word on what Laurel made Oliver promise her right before she died on Arrow? Was it something for him to do or not do? —Kia

Ausiello: Look at Kia kicking off the first new AA in more than a month with a sensational Q! Here’s your answer, straight from showrunner Wendy Mericle. “It is both actually, and you’ll find out what it was in [the Oct. 5 premiere],” teases the Ep, who adds that the reveal will “inform »

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'Beyond': 'Most Satisfying' Among Rebooted 'Star Trek' Movies, But Gay Sulu a Dramatic Miscalculation

23 July 2016 9:03 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Star Trek Beyond' with Chris Pine as Captain Kirk: Will movie franchise reboot achieve 'escape velocity'? 'Star Trek Beyond' Review: Movie franchise needs to boldly go where J.J. Abrams has never gone before We're never told what “beyond” refers to in Star Trek Beyond, the 13th film in the venerated sci-fi series. But here's a theory: if the franchise is to regain its footing after the tepid returns of Star Trek Into Darkness, it will have to move beyond J.J. Abrams, the writer/director who used his brand of copycat magic to relaunch the series in 2009. In our reboot era, he's got the canny ability to provide older audiences with enough familiarity to keep them under the tent while giving new audiences enough youthful verve so they don't feel the franchise isn't for them. If you think that's not worth something, see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, »

- Mark Keizer

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'Game of Thrones' Plans Shorter Season 7

18 July 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Game of Thrones' Season Seven will feature seven episodes, a departure from the series' previous 10-episode format, HBO announced Monday. Production will begin later this summer in Northern Ireland, with additional portions filmed in Spain and Iceland. The season will debut in the summer of 2017, rather than its usual spring launch time.

"Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing, »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Rules 2016 Emmy Race With 23 Nominations

14 July 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Game of Thrones” once again conquered the Emmy nominations — earning 23 nods for its blockbuster sixth season, which also notched record ratings for its action-packed finale.

Stars Kit Harington and Maisie Williams both broke into the race this year, earning their first nominations in the Supporting Actor and Actress categories, respectively. They joined fellow cast members Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke, who are repeat nominees — Dinklage previously won the Supporting Actor category in 2015 and 2011. Max von Sydow also earned a Guest Actor nod for his role as the Three-Eyed Raven.

“It is a serious understatement to say that I am somewhat stunned,” Harington said of his nomination. “For my work on ‘Game of Thrones’ to be recognized in this way is an emotional moment for me. I could not be more humbled.”

Williams said, “I am so grateful to be a part of ‘Game of Thrones,’ so to be nominated for an Emmy is beyond words »

- Laura Prudom

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The political messages in blockbuster movies

14 July 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Andrew Blair Jul 20, 2016

From Forrest Gump and The Incredibles, through to Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and The Muppets - exploring the politics of big films.

Some movies wear their political messages lightly, some club you over the head. Guardians Of The Galaxy’s most explicit political statement is probably ‘We are Groot’, which could mean anything from ‘You’re my friends’ to a thesis on the benefits of intersectionality. Team America: World Police, on the other hand, provides an argument for military intervention that probably isn’t covered in the Chilcot Report.

Some movies, though, have messages buried at varying depths in the subtext that don’t come out straight away upon the their release. The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, despite having been published in 1955, achieved this. The influence of World War One - the trenches and mechanised warfare - influence a technophobia, as does growing up near the Black Country. »

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Chinese Twitter account teases Warcraft sequel

11 July 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although Warcraft failed miserably at the U.S. box office, grossing just $24 million, the Duncan Jones-directed fantasy epic has performed rather well in China, helping to propel the film to a solid $430 million worldwide and making it the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time.

Universal and Legendary had franchise hopes for the movie (hence the Warcraft: The Beginning title in some markets), and it seems that the international box office may just help that to become a reality.

On the official Chinese Twitter account, a message has been posted which reads: “Warcraft’s theatrical run is coming to an end. But the chapter of a new decade has just begun. It’s a starting point, not an end point. We don’t say goodbye now because we’ll meet you again.”

See Also: Read our reviews of Warcraft here and here

Are you hoping to see a Warcraft sequel? »

- Gary Collinson

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Oh My God! 'Game Of Thrones' Only Has 13-15 Episodes Left?!

29 June 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Say it ain't so!

In a chat with Deadline, the producers of HBO's acclaimed series Game Of Thrones has only 13-15 episodes left in it. This, despite Sunday's season finale being the highest-rated in the show's history. For some time, the understanding has been that Game Of Thrones wouldn't make it past an eighth season, but with the rollicking success of season six, you'd think there would be some chatter about extending the show's lucrative run.

Sadly, the producers sound like they're going to stick to their guns. Similar to when Jerry Seinfeld pulled the plug on his massively successful sitcom at the end of the 90s, stunning pop culture by not wanting to overstay his welcome- rather than milking it for all it's worth (I'm looking at you, The Walking Dead!), Game Of Thrones will not only wrap up in the eighth season, but these final two seasons might be shorter than usual! »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Game Of Thrones Showrunners Talk The Winds Of Winter And Beyond

28 June 2016 1:57 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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If you, like us, are still reeling from Sunday’s season finale of Game of Thrones, fear not; showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have reflected on the going-ons of a truly massive episode, and how the chess pieces stand going into the show’s final two seasons.

Of course, much like Natalie Dormer’s quotes from earlier today, both Benioff and Weiss venture deep into spoiler territory when speaking with Deadline. Yes, dear readers, the night is dark and full of spoilers. If you’ve yet to lay eyes on “The Winds of Winter” bookmark this page and return when you’re safely caught up.

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First up, Weiss began by outlining the ways in which season 6’s finale acted as the culmination of individual story arcs, be it Arya (Maisie Williams) facing the trials and »

- Michael Briers

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Warcraft crosses $400 million worldwide

27 June 2016 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following last week’s news that Duncan Jones’ big screen adaptation of Warcraft has become the biggest video game movie of all-time, it has unlocked another achievement.

Warcraft never really found its feet domestically, and has dropped out of the Top 10 after just three weeks (earning around $2 million over the weekend), and its domestic total of $43 million is much lower than the likes of other adaptations like Silent Hill, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Mortal Kombat and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

However a fantastic campaign outside of the Us has pushed Warcraft over the $400 million mark to $412 million. If you go by the industry rule-of-thumb (that a movie needs to do 2.5x its budget in order to turn a profit), Warcraft is now making money. Expect to hear news of a sequel soon.

See Also: Read our reviews of Warcraft here and here

Warcraft sees Duncan Jones (Moon) directing a cast that »

- Luke Owen

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Stake Land Sequel The Stakelander Completes Production

21 June 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of the apocalyptic vampire film Stake Land have been looking forward to the continued adventures of Martin and Mister since the film was released in 2010, and while a Stake Land TV series was previously in development, Dark Sky Films, Glass Eye Pix, and Syfy have announced that filming has finished on a Stake Land sequel film called The Stakelander, with Connor Paolo and Nick Damici reprising their roles from the original movie.

Directed by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen (2015’s Body) from a screenplay by co-star Damici (who also co-wrote Stake Land), The Stakelander will be released on the Syfy Channel. An official premiere date has yet to be revealed, but we’ll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements. For full details, including the sequel’s synopsis and additional cast members, check out the official press release:

Press Release: Dark Sky Films, Glass Eye Pix »

- Derek Anderson

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Videogame Nation: saluting a great UK gaming TV show

21 June 2016 10:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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After a shaky start, Challenge TV's now-cancelled Videogame Nation grew into a pretty perfect gaming magazine TV show...

At 10.27 a.m. on the morning of Saturday 4th June 2016 gaming enthusiasts across the land screamed in a collective wail of distress as it was announced that the following week’s episode of Videogame Nation was to be its last ever.

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’s only weekly show devoted to games it was a hefty blow. Yet another television programme centred on the world of videogames was meeting its demise after 4 series and an impressive 106 episodes. The outpouring of disbelief across social media was immediate. Fans who felt that the show had finally landed on a fun, winning formula for gaming TV were doubly dismayed.

As emerged in the days following the announcement, Videogame Nation was a victim of circumstance. Challenge TV chose not to renew the »

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Warcraft is now the biggest video game movie of all-time

20 June 2016 4:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we reported how The Angry Birds Movie had become the second biggest video game movie of all-time and theorised it would overtake Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time in the coming weeks. Well it looks like we were a little off base as the worldwide screenings of Warcraft have propelled it to the number one position.

In its second week of domestic release Warcraft dropped an incredible 71% to only take just $6 million, failing to compete against horror sequel The Conjuring 2 and animated juggernaut Finding Dory. However the film is still playing amazingly overseas – in China especially – and it made another $41 million worldwide over the weekend. This brings its total to $377 million, finally knocking Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time from the number one position its held for so long.

The Angry Birds Movie is now the third biggest video game movie of all-time, sitting $10 million »

- Luke Owen

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Review: ‘Veep’ Predicts the Apocalypse With a Stunning Twist

12 June 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Review: ‘Veep’ Season 5, Episode 7, ‘Congressional Ball’ Embraces Hate Sex

Immediate Reaction

My God, the Jolly Green Jizz Face is a Congressman. For weeks, we’ve been dreading this exact moment, and showrunner David Mandel fooled us brilliantly by knocking Jonah so far down in the polls only a Christmas miracle could save him. And then one did, in the form of the NRA.

While the harsh reality of the organization’s political power carries an even more infuriating weight considering today’s tragedy in Orlando, the series’ spot-on connection between evil’s support of stupidity (a pro-gun lobby supporting a man who literally shot himself in the foot) should be respected, even if it’s a bit too raw right now.

Beyond that, Selina’s abandonment of the factories, and thus the states housing them, will undoubtedly come back to bite her — even if she does win a “Nobel fucking Peace Prize.” It’s starting to feel as though the season-long question as to whether or not she’ll remain President will be answered in the negative, especially after an episode that showed how much “Veep” enjoys building us up for one thing only to swoop in at the end with Option B (or J, if we’re going by order of predictability). I mean, going into this season, did you ever expect to see Congressman Jonah Ryan?

Political Correct Response

A delicate balancing act we knew better than to think could succeed failed in an unpredictable fashion, and one man we never expected to find power became frighteningly strong at episode’s end. After inviting Catherine and her Secret Service agent-turned-girlfriend Marjorie to an intimate family gathering at Camp David, President Meyer was secretly hard at work making the Chinese government happy in order to lock down her election. Jonah’s Congressional campaign appeared doomed, meaning she needed to procure votes in other states by building factories to support Chinese distribution deals.

And while that wasn’t exactly the most admirable legislative plan to begin with, it’s also not what happened. Selina’s coached blow-up turned legitimate convinced the delegates she was serious; so serious they agreed to “free Tibet” (though Swedish thorn Minna demanded that wasn’t the case) instead. Combine that with a surprise win for Jonah, and suddenly the thousands of factory worker jobs weren’t all that important. She can wrap up the Presidency with Jonah’s help, which, while an assumed slam dunk, will undoubtedly prove tricky (especially considering his campaign against her, and his disapproving uncle).

Yet what stood out about this mysterious episode was its ability to nimbly navigate both worlds while finding relevant ways to incorporate them. The running gag of Selina and Marjorie looking alike from behind served as a nice callback, but it had an immediate effect on the relationships at Camp David. Jonah’s campaign seemed like a write-off for Selina until he found a way to win and changed her priorities with the Chinese. Even Catherine’s pen, a gift to Selina that she re-gifted to the Chinese (Elaine would know better) was more important than merely a marker of the President and First Daughter’s fractured relationship. Camp David may be where some Presidents go to relax, but “Camp David” was an efficient piece of work for “Veep.”

Jonah Put-Down of the Week

“Back to the natural habitat your nitwit mother

found you in, you fucking shaved Sasquatch.”

&

“I could elect the Muslim AIDS virus.”

– Jonah’s Uncle

The first choice — in response to Dan saying Jonah should stand next to some trees as to have something as tall as he is close by — is primarily enjoyable for its construction (though remembering how many times Jonad has been compared to Bigfoot is a bonus). The latter comment, though, made as Jonah takes the stage for his victory speech, notes just how little Jonah’s uncle thinks of his nephew just as much as it denotes his own power. Jonah was unelectable, and he probably is unelectable in any other scenario than this.

But that’s exactly in line with “Veep’s” view of America’s political system: our elected officials are the worst, and how they end up in office is often inexplicable. Having Johnny Appledick in power may seem like the most terrifying idea imaginable, but realizing we already have dozens of Jonahs in Congress is far worse.

Simile of the Season

Rhetorical Abuse

“Jesus, those are your pajamas? That’s the outfit

I imagine when I’m trying not to cum.”

Dan

Frankly, we only bring this up because a) yes, it’s incredibly rude, but more so that b) it lends some legitimacy to the outfit Amy wore in front of the congressional committee last year (“Testimony”), in what appeared to be an attempt at innocence perceived through clothing.

Power Rankings

1. Selina
– All signs are pointing up (other than Catherine’s beach house rescue farm), but that likely means Selina’s in for a rude awakening these next two weeks. Enjoy it while it lasts, President Meyer.

2. Tom James
– Unseen but certainly still present, Tom James’ is far from out of the game.

3. Catherine
– “Not just goats: ducks…lame horses…emus…peacocks…llamas…”

4. Ben
– “Delayed on the road ma’am. Presumably driving slowly and not using their signals.”

5. Kent
– “Actually, the Chinese created the islands by piling sediment out of the sea…”

6. Amy
– Amy clings to her spot above Jonah if only because she doesn’t have to deal with the moral fallout Dan does for being primarily responsible in electing him — and, yes, we know Dan has no morals. He’s still going to struggle.

7. Jonah
– Congressman Ryan not only defeated an innocent widow, but also the imposing, mysterious Jon H. Ryan. (Bravo, Richard, for again slipping in a truly tremendous, if easily missed, aside.)

8. Dan
– “Oh my God. I did this.” (no exclamation points)

9. Sue
– I only assume Sue planned out every piece of this elaborate human puzzle at Camp David.

10. Richard
– Will Richard actually be elevated to a position of power in the Ryan administration? He’s the ray of hope in the thunderstorm that is Jonah.

11. Gary
– Gary’s face when Catherine asked why he was on the trip said it all.

12. Mike
– Between the gum and the three babies on the way, this is not a good time to be Mike. Plus, you know, he’s not good with money.

Grade: A

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- Ben Travers

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Warcraft earns the second biggest opening in China ever with $46 million; passes $100 million worldwide

8 June 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the weekend’s box office, we reported that Duncan JonesWarcraft (or Warcraft: The Beginning) had worked its way up to $70 million worldwide. Although some are theorising a pretty poor run domestically, it has performed exceptionally well in China.

After a whopping $7.6 million from midnight screenings, Warcraft brought home $46 million from its China opening according to first estimates. This is the second biggest opening for an American movie behind last year’s Furious 7, and it has vastly outperformed Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War. It could end up with $170-$200 million in China alone.

If the movie can keep up this pace oversees, the $160 million video game movie might see some sequels after all.

Warcraft opens this weekend in North America, and experts say it could earn upwards of $25 million with a projected total of $75 million. »

- Luke Owen

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Warcraft movie earns $70 million at the box office ahead of its domestic release

6 June 2016 2:07 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having opened in several territories last week to $31 million, Duncan Jones Warcraft (or Warcraft: The Beginning) [read our review here] has doubled its box office in its second week of release.

The movie was released in several more international territories including Spain, Italy and a full release in the UK and brought its box office total to an estimated $70 million. With a budget of $160 million, this is still not a brilliant number.

Warcraft: The Beginning get its full domestic release next week which will be the tell-tale sign of the movie’s box office success. Reviews have not been kind and that will have some impact on the film’s performance. It’s going up against James Wan’s horror sequel The Conjuring 2 and Now You See Me 2, so it will be interesting to see if Warcraft can break out of the pack and prove Sequelitis.

Fellow video game adaptation The Angry Birds Movie »

- Luke Owen

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Duncan Jones reveals that 40 minutes were cut from his Warcraft movie

2 June 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

One of the big sticking points from a lot of the critical drubbing of Duncan Jones’ movie adaptation Warcraft [read our review here] is the film’s break-neck pace. Well it turns out – as Luke and Oli theorised on the Flickering Myth Podcast last week – that around 40 minutes were cut from the movie.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Jones reveals that his original cut of Warcraft (or Warcraft: The Beginning as its known elsewhere) was 2 hours 40 minutes, and this was trimmed down to 2 hours. One of the scenes to get cut? An Easter egg that would have tied Warcraft to his previous two movies Moon and Source Code.

“If you know Moon or Source Code, there’s this very sweet, very talented guy named Chesney Hawkes who wrote this really, really big hit in Britain called ‘I Am The One And Only,'” he jokes. “I used it as an alarm clock in Moon, »

- Luke Owen

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Warcraft movie opens to $31 million worldwide

31 May 2016 12:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having opened in twenty territories over the weekend, Duncan Jones’ long-developed video game movie Warcraft: The Beginning (or just Warcraft in North America) has earned around $31 million.

The film debuted in territories such as Russia (where it earned the most), Germany, Sweden and limited screenings here in the UK. The film opens fully this coming weekend along with Italy, Netherlands and Spain and opens in North American on June 10th.

With a reported budget of $160 million, Warcraft will need to earn around $400 million if it is to be seen as profitable for Universal. Video game movies have a previous track record of performing quite poorly domestically but fairly well overseas so the studio might be banking on that success by opening it there first.

Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil series topped out at $240 million worldwide, while Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time still holds the top spot with $336 million. »

- Luke Owen

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Take a tour of the War Room with new Warcraft featurette

25 May 2016 1:09 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just two days to go before its UK release, a featurette has arrived online for director Duncan Jones’ upcoming video game adaptation Warcraft which sees actor Robert Kazinsky give a tour of the War Room; take a look below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Warcraft character promos for Durotan, Garona and Lothar

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

See Also: Warcraft gets two »

- Amie Cranswick

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Warcraft featurettes offer us A Look Inside the movie

17 May 2016 7:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we brought you four clips from Warcraft [watch them here], and now featurette has arrived online exploring Ilm’s VFX work on director Duncan Jones’ upcoming video game adaptation; take a look below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Warcraft character promos for Durotan, Garona and Lothar

Update: And here’s another featurette which includes comments from the cast and crew…

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something. »

- Amie Cranswick

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