How Orcs Got Their Groove Back

Like many fantasy aficionados - read here as "person who like dragons more than people" - my introduction to the genre was The Lord of The Rings with its very Nordic influences. This love was used to draw me into the realm of roleplaying by my uncle who ran a Tolkien based D&D game. This... Continue Reading →

Lovecraftian Jazz

This time I am going to be talking about A Song For Quiet by Cassandra Khaw. Now I had never heard of Cassandra Khaw before ordering this book. In truth I picked it up almost on a whim. Barnes and Noble had a list of anticipated scifi, fantasy, and horror books coming out in August and this was... Continue Reading →

A Mad Love Story

This blog started with Michael R. Fletcher's Manifest Delusions and now it returns to it in the third offering - Swarm and Steel. I had looked forward to this for months and it did not disappoint. I devoured almost all of it in one sitting and I needed a fucking cigarette after. I took a day... Continue Reading →

Blackness the Book

Today I am going to talk about Ty Arthur's Light Dawning and to be honest I feel kind of awkward. This is the first time I have to write a negative review for someone I like. This gave me a moment of pause. A moment to ask myself if I really wanted to do this? The... Continue Reading →

Fear The Old Blood

By all the gods fear it, Laurence. Those words still send a thrill through me every time I hear them. Now I know I said that I was going to restrict myself to more literary reviews but I came to a realization over the last week or two of playing this game. It is literature... Continue Reading →

Here There Be Dragons

In an idle moment today - perhaps out of some misguided attempt to put off reading the next John Ringo "book" - I picked up an anthology that I read many years ago but recently picked up again thanks to a Humble Bundle sale. The Ultimate Dragon published by Bryon Preiss. Like many fantasy fans I... Continue Reading →

Side Quest: the Motion Picture!

Today we come to a book I have heard great things about for the last couple of years. Peter Newman's The Vagrant. Where to begin with this? Oh wait. I know where. Never have I cared so little for the characters in a book. There is no word in any language to describe how few fucks I... Continue Reading →

Expendables Fantasy Edition!

Let me start off by saying that Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames managed to do something that rarely happens in my experience. It lived up to the hype. In fact it surpassed the hype. And that virtually never happens for me. Usually when I hear large numbers of people praising something it ends... Continue Reading →

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