Dragon Hoard Part 10: An Exercise of Will

This is post #10 of 10 in the series “Dragon Hoard” Unencum­bered by my body at its limited senses I was better able to grasp the scale of the threat against the casino. Then tension and anger growing throughout the building felt like a headache building deep inside my skull. I still wasn’t able to locate a defin­i­tive source though. … Continue reading Dragon Hoard Part 10: An Exer­cise of Will

TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil S01E05 — S01E08

So in my initial review of Marvel’s Dare­devil (because all Marvel tv shows appar­ently must be called Marvel’s xxx) I think I made it pretty clear that I was really enjoying the show. If you’re looking for a synopsis of this review it would be: Still enjoying it! But the show is evolving and I think I have some addi­tional thoughts … Continue reading TV Review: Marvel’s Dare­devil S01E05 — S01E08

Book Review: The Hob’s Bargain by Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs’ fourth book departs from her previous Sianim series of novels and presents a stand alone tale set in a new fantasy world. Eschewing the trap­pings of stan­dard fantasy, Briggs this time presents us with a world inhab­ited by crea­tures that bear a close rela­tion to those in many real world folk tales. The result is a world that … Continue reading Book Review: The Hob’s Bargain by Patricia Briggs

Book Review: Ancillary Justice by Anne Leckie

I spent most of the time reading Ancil­lary Justice trying to work out why I didn’t like this book more. After all if I was grading on a check­list this would score really well. But of course you can’t apply a check­list to taste. Ancil­lary Justice is the first of a science fiction trilogy that has received consid­er­able crit­ical acclaim and it’s … Continue reading Book Review: Ancil­lary Justice by Anne Leckie

TV Review: Daredevil S01E01 through S01E04

My plan was to watch and review the first three episodes of Netflix’ new orig­inal show, and the first fruits of their part­ner­ship with Marvel,  Dare­devil.  When I finished the third episode though I imme­di­ately started watching the fourth and that should tell you how much I’m enjoying the series. The show is very good but it isn’t … Continue reading TV Review: Dare­devil S01E01 through S01E04

Book Review: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

The following review was written in September 2000 and is being reposted here as part of a project to gather all my reviews into one loca­tion. George R. R. Martin is a well-established writer. He isn’t known for writing Fantasy though so I was curious about this book. Keeping with long­standing fantasy tradi­tion it’s a big book and it’s … Continue reading Book Review: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Book Review: Origins of the Never by CJ Rutherford

The latest book in my #GreatIndieRe­view­Pro­ject is Origins of the Nether by CJ Ruther­ford. I have a soft spot for epic fantasy that involves elves and dragons. Yes it’s a well worn area, but I still love it. So I went in to this novella predis­posed to enjoy it even though I didn’t know much about it. It’s impor­tant to know going … Continue reading Book Review: Origins of the Never by CJ Ruther­ford

Dragon Hoard Part 8: Wolf on the Prowl

This is post #8 of 10 in the series “Dragon Hoard” The were­wolf howled again. It was coming from the back area some­where which meant there was a reason­able chance that no one had died yet. I glanced at Cassandra, bracing myself for further argu­ment, but there was a look of fear in her eyes, as though she knew … Continue reading Dragon Hoard Part 8: Wolf on the Prowl

Book Review: The Thief’s Gamble by Juliet E. McKenna

This review was orig­i­nally written in September 2000 and is being reposted here as part of a project to get all my reviews hosted in one place. This, you won’t be surprised to discover, is a fantasy novel. It’s also “The First Tale of Einarinn” although quite what that means isn’t clear. It might be inter­con­nected stories … Continue reading Book Review: The Thief’s Gamble by Juliet E. McKenna

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