• Fantasy
    THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR

    There are some books that you read in your youth that you simply do not appreciate at the time.  On re-read however?! … W O W!  Tad Williams book – The Dragonbone Chair is one of these. I remember when I first read this, that I was bored in the beginning and really struggled to […]

  • Books
    CHRONICLES OF AMBER – NINE PRINCES IN AMBER

    Written by Roger Zelazny in the 70’s the Chronicles of Amber is an epic fantasy series. Its one of the ones that survives the test of time (I know – I’ve re-read it several times over the years now and each time I find something new to enjoy) and only grows better as your perspective […]

  • Fantasy
    THE LOST REGIMENT: UNION FOREVER

    Continuing from the last book (Rally Cry), Union Forever returns us to the planet Vallenia and the Horde. See my previous review for details on how the troops arrived and their first battles. Also please note, these reviews are a general synopsis of the book so do abound with SPOILERS. Union Forever introduces us to […]

  • Fantasy
    THE WAY OF KINGS – STORMLIGHT ARCHIVES 1

    Like many others I had heard of Brandon Sanderson due to his assumption of the completion of The Wheel of Time. I then thought I would explore his writing to determine how someone I had never heard of before could have been selected to complete this epic work. Exploring his writing with the Mistborn Trilogy […]

  • Books
    WHEEL OF TIME – THE EYE OF THE WORLD

    Starting 3000 years in the past, we are introduced to the character of Lews Therin Telamon (The Dragon). During the struggle to seal the Dark One into his prison, a backlash infected the One Power and all Male Channelers were driven insane. Lews Therin is the most powerful of them all and one of the […]

  • Books
    STEELHEART

    Hopefully by this point in time you’ve realized that I’m a huge fan of Brandon Sanderson’s work (my review of The Rithmatist is here and also one of his books in the epic Wheel of Time series – The Gathering Storm).  I’m always in awe of his creativity and to be honest his throughput frankly […]

  • Action/Adventure
    Pulp Comic Characters: Remembering The Forgotten Icons

    It’s 2015 and names like Batman and Spider-man are as well known as Homer Simpson or Santa Claus. The names that are becoming harder and harder to remember are those of the pulpy characters that helped shaped these modern day superheroes.  i’m not that old, but it seems that unless you’re over the age of […]

  • Fantasy
    THE WHEEL OF TIME

    Prequel – New Spring Main Story – The Eye of the World (Review 1) The Great Hunt The Dragon Reborn The Shadow Rising The Fires of Heaven Lord of Chaos A Crown of Swords The Path of Daggers Winter’s Heart Crossroads of Twilight Knife of Dreams The Gathering Storm (written by Brandon Sanderson) Towers of […]

  • Books
    HARPER HALL OF PERN – DRAGONSONG

    Anne McCaffrey is the creator of the wondrous world of Pern. In this far off world the colonists were surprised to be attacked by what seemed to be little worms. The “thread” crosses the void from a planet that is circling the land of Pern and these voracious creatures are able to eat any living […]

  • Fantasy
    THE WHEEL OF TIME: TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT

    Something is wrong. I was all set to really love this book – having just finished The Way of Kings and as someone who’s now read almost everything that Brandon Sanderson has written I thought his writing was something I really liked and enjoyed … but … there was something … missing with this book. […]

  • Books
    A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA

      I first read this book in my early teens and it had a profound impact on me.  The character of Sparrowhawk and his trials and tribulations were both inspiring and at that age somewhat terrifying!  Not a large book or series of books, it was easy to read and finish these books in a […]

  • Fantasy
    THE WHEEL OF TIME – A NEW SPRING

    (Prequel) New Spring Although this book and its contents are actually a precusor to the rest of the series, introducing the characters of Lan & Moiraine at this point seems to take away from the other characters that will be introduced in later books. To be honest – although this book is good and interesting, […]

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