Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien
 

Beren and Lúthien

Review

 
Josh Vogt Interview
 

Josh Vogt

Interview

 
Miles Cameron Interview – The Fall of Dragons
 

Miles Cameron

Interview - The Fall of Dragons

 

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Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien

Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beren and Lúthien contains echoes of Romeo and Juliet, Rapunzel, and the Orpheus and Persephone myths. In it, Lúthien—a demigod elf princess whom Tolkien refers to both as a “mere maid” and “the greatest of the children of Iluvatar”—singlehandedly defeats Morgoth, the Big Bad of the First Age of Middle Earth. The story […]

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Big Fish & Begonia – Movie Review

Big Fish & Begonia – Movie Review 

So apparently China is making big animated movies now? Good on them. No seriously, that wasn’t sarcasm. Good on them. The more different animations out there the better. Especially if they’re as gorgeous and engaging as this movie. Seriously though, as anyone who knows me might be aware, I’m a fairly big fan of animated […]

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A War in Crimson Embers by Alex Marshall

A War in Crimson Embers by Alex Marshall
3.5

A War in Crimson Embers is the third and final book in Marshall’s Crimson Empire trilogy that began with A Crown for Cold Silver. What started as a revenge tale grew into a world war and now finishes with an existential fight against a Lovecraftian army of devils. Concluding a trilogy is always a risky […]

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The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts – Spoiler Free Series Review

The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts – Spoiler Free Series Review
4.5

The Empire Trilogy is a collaborative political fantasy series by the American writers Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts. It is also a part of the larger Riftwar series by Feist, although you don’t have to read it to read this trilogy. The trilogy begins with Daughter of the Empire; the main character is Mara […]

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Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
4.5

Although The Witcher series had been on my to-read list for years, I didn’t actually get around to it until I spent a bit too much time on YouTube one slow afternoon. I learned two things that day. First, if you play the Lord of the Rings soundtrack enough, YouTube will eventually begin suggesting other […]

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The Black Shriving by Phil Tucker

The Black Shriving by Phil Tucker
4.5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for book one in the Chronicles of the Black Gate series. Read with caution if you have yet to finish The Path of Flames. The seeds (some of them noxious weeds) planted in The Path of Flames start to germinate and sprout in The Black Shriving, book two of […]

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Seinen Manga: Maturity in Japanese Manga

Seinen Manga: Maturity in Japanese Manga 

There has been much talk around the internet about Japanese form of comics known as manga. Most of the focus is on shounens which are manga aimed at children or rather for younger men and boys, generally from eight to eighteen years of age. Many people don’t realize there is another side of manga. Among […]

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Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
4.5

“A girl like you has no place in this sort of business.” “Believe me, Captain,” Mia replied. “You’ve never met a girl like me.” Jay Kristoff’s Godsgrave, the second book in the Nevernight Chronicles, is not an easy book to review. This isn’t because the book isn’t outstanding – it is. You should buy it. […]

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Thor: Ragnarok – Movie Review

Thor: Ragnarok – Movie Review 

You know, if you had asked me at the beginning of the year what my most anticipated superhero movie of 2017 was, my answer might have surprised you. No, not Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, the most obvious choice considering how fun the first film was. Neither was it Spider-Man: Homecoming’s triumphant return to […]

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Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker

Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker
5

As I think back to my Sky Coyote review, I have to wonder how I could have prized Joseph over Mendoza. Yes, Mendoza is rather colder and more humorless than Joseph, but she puts so much more meat in a story than he does. That said, be warned: Mendoza in Hollywood is not the light […]

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Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer

Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer
4

When I first heard of Creatures of Will and Temper, I read descriptions calling it a gender-swapped, lesbian The Picture of Dorian Gray with swords and demons. While that was enough to get my attention (and it helped that I was a fan of Tanzer’s Vermillion), that description is both right and wrong. Yes, there […]

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Blade Runner 2049 – Movie Review

Blade Runner 2049 – Movie Review 

It’s safe to say that the original 1982 Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford and directed by Ridley Scott is probably one of the most influential sci-fi movies of all time. While many of the ideas and themes may have already been covered in sci-fi novels through the ages, none of the aforementioned novels had the […]

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