Tag Archives: Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

For me the doubts set in when The Hobbit was officially announced and it became clear that they were going to eek out a relatively short children’s book to three full-length films, and those doubts were in no way assuaged … Continue reading

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Thor: The Dark World

Having got the whole how-he-came-by-his-powers explanation out of the way in the first film (which was okay if not all that special), Thor: The Dark World doesn’t waste a great deal of time and gets stuck straight into the storyline. … Continue reading

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Sixty-One Nails – Mike Shevdon

Or, to give it its full title ‘Sixty-One Nails: Courts of the Feyre’, which sort of gives away the fact that it is the first of many by this author. I’ll be honest and state right up front that, for … Continue reading

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The Mongoliad Book Three

Like the other two books before it, book three of The Mongoliad was generally speaking a joy to read, plus it was great to discover that, upon finishing book three, there was still more to come (for some strange reason … Continue reading

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Ben Aaronovitch – Rivers Of London

Borrowed from a friend and read on his recommendation, Rivers Of London was an absolute delight to read. Written with a simple, sparing style that manages to convey far more than the word count might suggest, it reminded me somewhat … Continue reading

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Joe Abercrombie – Red Country

It would seem that Joe Abercrombie is on a roll; I thought his last book The Heroes was brilliant, and I genuinely think that Red Country surpasses it. I say ‘think’ because, having only finished it this morning, I haven’t … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

It’s been a while since I have reviewed a film, and that’s because it’s been a while since I have seen one. I try to ration myself where cinema showings are concerned, not least because they are so expensive, but … Continue reading

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Marvel Avengers Assemble

It’s been a little while since I went to the cinema, the last time being to see Captain America if I recall correctly, so perhaps it’s somehow appropriate that my latest visit should follow on from that in a way. … Continue reading

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Reading Round-up

Of late I seem to have read a number of second books in various series, either knowingly or otherwise. Indeed, I am currently reading Glen Cook‘s The Shadows Linger, the second of his many stories chronicling The Black Company. I’m … Continue reading

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The Black Company – Glen Cook

As the image above suggests, The Black Company is the first in a series of fantasy novels about a company of mercenaries known as, wait for it, The Black Company. The author, Glen Cook, has published a ton of stuff, … Continue reading

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