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About Nick Sharps (85 Articles)
Nick is the Social Media Coordinator and Commissioning Editor for Ragnarok Publications and its imprint, Angelic Knight Press. He is a book critic and aspiring author. He is the co-editor of Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters from Ragnarok Publications. He studies Advertising and Public Relations at Point Park University.

MIND MELD: Storytelling in Video Games

Video games are an evolution of the human tradition of storytelling. It began as tales told around a fire, progressed into images painted on walls, developed into text [...]

December 26, 2012 // 4 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Ice Forged by Gail Z. Martin

REVIEW SUMMARY: A different sort of fantasy adventure. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Condemned to a penal colony for killing his father, Blaine McFadden has learned to survive [...]

December 20, 2012 // 3 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Penpal by Dathan Auerbach

REVIEW SUMMARY: A thoroughly creepy debut novel that is sure to stick with you long after finishing. MY RATING: MY REVIEW PROS: Uneasy; disturbing; psychological; traumatic; [...]

November 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Red Country by Joe Abercrombie

REVIEW SUMMARY: Gritty mash-up of Western themes and Fantasy setting as only Abercrombie could do it. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Shy South’s home has been burned to the [...]

November 6, 2012 // 4 Comments

VIDEO: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Halo: Combat Evolved was the first game I ever owned on the X-Box. Ever since I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the franchise. I have enjoyed the game sequels less [...]

October 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Quantum Coin by E.C. Myers

REVIEW SUMMARY: Back to the Future meets Three’s Company in this heart warming science fiction thrill ride. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Ephraim thought his troubles with [...]

October 3, 2012 // 3 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Chimera by T.C. McCarthy

REVIEW SUMMARY: The Hurt Locker meets Apocalypse Now in a science fiction setting. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Stan Resnick is a man at home on the battlefield, a special [...]

September 20, 2012 // 4 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Sharps by K.J. Parker

REVIEW SUMMARY: Mostly good characterization and decent plotting. MY RATING: MY REVIEW PROS: Some of the characters are well developed and there is a good amount of intrigue. [...]

September 6, 2012 // 2 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

REVIEW SUMMARY: Gangster noir meets clockwork-punk and spy thriller in this captivating genre mash-up. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Clock repairman Joe Spork finds himself [...]

August 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Fear to Tread by James Swallow

REVIEW SUMMARY: The Blood Angels make their debut in one of the best Horus Heresy books to date. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Warmaster Horus sends Sanguinius and the entirety [...]

August 9, 2012 // 6 Comments

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