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REVIEW: Blood Reaver by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

REVIEW SUMMARY: Engaging sequel; overall great read. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The second Installment in the Warhammer 40K Night Lords series finds the 8th Legion struggling [...]

May 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham

REVIEW SUMMARY: Highly acclaimed author delivers a strong and promising start to an epic fantasy series. Fans of George R.R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie take note. MY RATING: [...]

April 7, 2011 // 5 Comments

REVIEW: Firedrake by Nick Kyme

REVIEW SUMMARY: Well-done follow-up to Salamander. The plot, the characters, and the baddies thicken significantly. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A Warhammer 40K Space Marines [...]

January 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

Casting the Eisenhorn Movie

“Eisenhorn: The Movie — Coming soon to a theater near you!” Okay, okay, so maybe that thought popped into my head after one too many Newcastles. But imagine [...]

September 16, 2010 // 40 Comments

REVIEW: The Lost By Dan Abnett

REVIEW SUMMARY: The Lost is classic Abnett. Fierce, fascinating, military heroism at its dark future best. Also, the omnibus format is a great way to immerse one’s self [...]

July 14, 2010 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Redemption Corps by Rob Sanders

SUMMARY: Sanders introduces us to a gritty, action-packed “A-Team” for the 41st Century. MY RATING: As a fan of the Black Library’s Warhammer 40K series of [...]

June 20, 2010 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay

MY RATING: MY REVIEW: PROS: Beautiful, strong, interesting prose and story. CONS: Passive protagonist; quicker ending than expected. BOTTOM LINE: A poetic escape for readers [...]

May 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison

REVIEW SUMMARY: An excellent addition to an addictive series. MY RATING: MY REVIEW: PROS: Well-rounded and evolving characters; deftly designed urban fantasy landscape; [...]

February 22, 2010 // 0 Comments