Book Review: City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

If you’re looking for some­thing a little different for your next fantasy read then you should check out City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett. It’s not epic fantasy in the tradi­tional sense nor is it the more modern grim­dark fantasy. It eschews the common pseudo middle-ages time frame and sort-of euro­pean setting. So What’s It … Continue reading Book Review: City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil S01E09 through S01E13

This review is going to be a little different to my usual style. Normally I keep it pretty light on the spoilers and talk in gener­al­i­ties. In this case though I’m reviewing the last 5 episodes of Dare­devil season 1 and I’ve posted two previous reviews. You already know I like it and think you should watch it. Let’s talk specifics. … Continue reading TV Review: Marvel’s Dare­devil S01E09 through S01E13

Dragon Hoard Part 10: An Exercise of Will

This is post #10 of 11 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

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