Fantastical Biology – Part Six: Fantasy Creatures & Urban Living
 

Fantasy Creatures & Urban Living

Fantastical Biology – Part Six

 
Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
 

Wizard and Glass

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Does Size Really Matter? – Fantasy Shorts
 

Does Size Really Matter?

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Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
5

Wizard and Glass is a reflection novel (no pun intended). We have now reached what could tentatively be referred to as the middle volume in this seven-book long series, and instead of driving the plot forward, this novel applies firm pressure to the brakes and moves the gear-stick into reverse. Really, without the bookends of […]

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Sword of the North by Luke Scull

Sword of the North by Luke Scull
4.5

This is definitely some high quality grimdark, with a brilliant cast of flawed and complex protagonists that you cannot help but become invested in. The major story careens between Brodar Kayne, Davarus Cole, Sasha and Eremul the Halfmage whilst also flirting with the tale of how Brodar met Jerek, the Wolf and earned his name […]

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Daredevil – TV Series Review

Daredevil – TV Series Review 

As far as comic book superheroes go, Daredevil is pretty damn cool, no matter what the ill-fitting Ben Affleck movie may have had to say on the matter. Whereas Captain America, Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers are about to take on Ultron with the fate of the world at stake in the […]

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The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
3

I think I have a love/hate relationship with this series. The story itself is riveting—if you can get past the telling of it. The characters grow on you so much so that you cannot bear to be done with them no matter how frustrating the book becomes. Like I mentioned before in my review of […]

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The Waste Lands by Stephen King

The Waste Lands by Stephen King
5

There is just so much right about The Waste Lands it actually hurts my mind to picture anything wrong with the novel. Not only does it maintain the quality of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, but somehow makes it even more enthralling, making this the best novel yet. The Waste Lands is an amazing continuation […]

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The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan

The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan
3.5

When writing memoirs, or indeed anything, it seems essential to cluster events thematically, throwing away all the boring bits in the process (such as laundry and visits to the bathroom) to tighten the story into something resembling a plot. The first two volumes of Isabella Lady Trent’s fictional life story, A Natural History of Dragons […]

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Apotheon – Video Game Review

Apotheon – Video Game Review 

Apotheon is an indie platform sidescroller, an action game set in the world of Ancient Greek mythology with a focus on combat and puzzle solving. It’s available for PlayStation 4 on PlayStation Plus, and for the PC on Steam. I absolutely love anything to do with Greek mythology and the ancient world, so I was […]

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So What’s The Fuss About Dropbox?

So What’s The Fuss About Dropbox? 

Being a writer is about facing fear daily. Whether it be trying to tackle scenes that seem a little challenging or dealing with the daily worries of trying to forge a writing career in a marketplace that is seeing massive upheaval, fear is something that writers know all too well. But if there’s one phrase […]

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Bloodborne – First Impressions

Bloodborne – First Impressions 

This article was turned in late. My apologies. I was playing Bloodborne. I had every intention of writing this on Thursday, when I finally managed to get a few hours alone. I didn’t. Instead? I played Bloodborne. I had another chance Friday. I had a half-day off. The kids were at school. The house was […]

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Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan

Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan
5

Three, apparently, is a powerful number. Bad things are said to come in threes, and it has all sorts of mystical significances that could probably form a whole post of its own (or possibly a series of posts on the importance of numbers… but I digress). Most importantly for this review, three is a popular […]

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
3.5

In a never-ending quest to find new and interesting fantasy fiction, I picked up A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. I liked the idea of a magician that could walk between worlds while also walking the line between royal messenger and smuggler. Kell is Antari, one of the last magicians who can create […]

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Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
4

With his second foray into the young adult genre, Joe Abercrombie continues to keep us on our toes. Half the World continues the story of Yarvi, now the “deeply cunning” minister of Gettland, but rather than continuing Yarvi’s story through his own eyes, as Abercrombie did in Half a King, he now moves the plot […]

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