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Night Of The Hunter: Companions Codex book 1 by R. A. Salvatore (book review).

March 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Night Of The Hunter: Companions Codex  book 1 by R. A. Salvatore (book review).

‘Night Of The Hunter’ is the first book of the ‘Companions Codex’ and book twenty-five in the legend of one of the most enduring heroes of the Forgotten Realms, Drizzt Do’Urden. In cracking open the cover, there is the weight of more than twenty-four previous books looking over the reader’s shoulder. The legend of Drizzt […]

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Gollancz release £1.99 e-Book series – Stephen Hunt’s ‘In Dark Service’ included.

March 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gollancz release £1.99 e-Book series – Stephen Hunt’s ‘In Dark Service’ included.

UK fantasy and science fiction super-power publisher Gollancz are reducing the price of their digital e-Book editions of Gollancz debuts this year to £1.99 … for the first week of publication and on any pre-orders as well (so get in quick if you’re interested). Stephen Hunt’s next novel – the first in his new Far-Called […]

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DemonWars: First Heroes (Saga Of The First King) by R.A. Salvatore (book review).

March 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
DemonWars: First Heroes (Saga Of The First King) by R.A. Salvatore (book review).

I never doubted R.A. Salvatore’s talent; despite my love of Drizzt, I’d not have made it through twenty-four books (so far!) chronicling his legend if Salvatore had no skill with words. If he could not tell a story, the story, in the way it needed to be told, deftly and surely, his words always underlying […]

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300: Rise Of An Empire (film review by Frank Ochieng).

March 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
300: Rise Of An Empire (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Ask for a pointless and testosterone-driven banal bloodbath and you shall receive…at least the monotonous and myopic ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ is satisfying in that respect. Fanboys worldwide may cry foul when detesting the so-called insufferable and humorless movie reviewers that dare to tear into this ancient carnage caper that looks to continue stroking the favorable […]

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman (film review by Frank Ochieng).

March 8, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Babyboomers may understandably embrace their nostalgic childhood roots when being treated to the simple cartoon tale of a boy and his dog…wait…make that a reversal sentiment of a dog and his boy as demonstrated in the glossy and slick animated feature film. Naturally, ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ originated from the creative world of Jay Ward Productions that brought […]

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Between Two Thorns (Split Worlds book 1) by Emma Newman (book review).

March 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Between Two Thorns (Split Worlds book 1) by Emma Newman (book review).

Subtitled ‘The Split Worlds’, ‘Between Two Thorns’ by Emma Newman begins with split stories. One thread follows Max, an arbiter of the Split Worlds Treaty, is investigating the disappearance of the Master of Ceremonies and the other follows Cathy, a rebellious young woman trying to escape her strict family. The Split Worlds are Exilium and […]

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Elves: Beyond The Mists Of Katura (Elves Trilogy book 3) by James Barclay (book review).

February 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Elves: Beyond The Mists Of Katura (Elves Trilogy book 3) by James Barclay (book review).

James Barclay has been writing epic fantasy novels for well over a decade now. ‘Elves: Beyond The Mists Of Katura’ draws to a conclusion his trilogy of novels focused on the early history of the elves of Calaius and brings things full circle in the ‘Raven’ universe he has used for most of his books, […]

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Eschalon: Book III (PC Game review).

February 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Eschalon: Book III (PC Game review).

It has been 7 years since ‘Eschalon: Book I’ was released and although fans of ‘Eschalo’n had book 2 in 2010, it has been quite a wait for the concluding part. For those new to ‘Eschalon’, as I was, it is a role playing, dungeons & dragons PC game where you get to guide your […]

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In Ashes Lie (The Onyx Court Quartet book 2) by Marie Brennan (book review).

February 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
In Ashes Lie (The Onyx Court Quartet book 2) by Marie Brennan (book review).

‘In Ashes Lie’ by Marie Brennan is the second book of ‘The Onyx Court Quartet’ and tells us of the further adventures of the fae Lune, who became queen of the Onyx Court in the first book, ‘Midnight Never Come’, some sixty years down the line. Just to remind you: The Onyx Court is a […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar/Apr 2014 Volume 126 # 713 (magazine review).

February 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar/Apr 2014 Volume 126 # 713 (magazine review).

As well as the informative ‘Departments’ there are loads of stories in ‘The Magazine of Fantasy And Science Fiction’, divided on the contents page, as usual, into novella, novelette and short stories. Arbitrarily, I will section them into Science Fiction, fun and fantasy. These categories are not mutually exclusive. This month’s novella is ‘The Lightness […]

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