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Suicide Squad: Original Motion Picture Score by Steven Price (CD review).

August 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad: Original Motion Picture Score by Steven Price (CD review).

First, I must confess when I started this review I had not yet seen the ‘Suicide Squad’ film, so it was without any prior knowledge that I pressed play. So I listened to this score as a piece of music, hoping that it could transcend its source material and work on its own the way […]

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The Native Star by M.K. Hobson (book review)

August 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Native Star by M.K. Hobson  (book review)

Emily Edwards lives with her father in the American mid-west in a tiny backwater called Lost Pine. She has inherited the family trade of magic, casting spells and divinations to help the local community. Her magic is earthy, skilful but she is being out competed by the craze for new mail order magic which is […]

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1979 Revolution: Black Friday – Original Video Game Soundtrack by Nima Fakhrara (MP3 review).

July 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
1979 Revolution: Black Friday – Original Video Game Soundtrack by Nima Fakhrara (MP3 review).

‘1979 Revolution: Black Friday’ is set in Tehran and you play a photojournalist who returns to Iran amid the bloody uprising against the ruling Shah. The game promises an immersive story as those you love deal with the consequences of the choices you make. Therefore the music has a rather big task in creating the […]

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Deadpool Original Soundtrack by Junkie XL and various artists (CD review).

May 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Deadpool Original Soundtrack by Junkie XL and various artists (CD review).

The ‘Deadpool’ soundtrack is by Junkie XL and includes songs from other various artists opens with ‘Angel Of The Morning’ by Juice Newton. A classic, cheesy song that in no way sets the tone for what is to come. For its followed by ‘Maximum Effort’ which is the first of the tracks actually composed by […]

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The Rats And The Ruling Sea (Voyage Of The Chathrand book 2) by Robert V.S. Redick (UK) /The Ruling Sea (Voyage Of The Chathrand book 2) by Robert V.S. Redick (US title) (book review).

May 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Rats And The Ruling Sea (Voyage Of The Chathrand book 2) by Robert V.S. Redick (UK) /The Ruling Sea (Voyage Of The Chathrand book 2) by Robert V.S. Redick (US title) (book review).

This is the second book in Robert V.S. Redick’s Voyage Of The Chathrand series. ‘The Rats Of The Ruling Sea’ picks up right where ‘The Red Wolf Conspiracy’ ends. Chathrand has arrived at Simja where Thasha is set to be married to a Mzithrini noble. The great peace hinges on this union between Mzthrin and […]

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The Horns Of Ruin by Tim Akers (book review).

April 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Horns Of Ruin by Tim Akers (book review).

‘The Horns Of Ruins’ is an exciting blend of fantasy and steampunk set in a rich and varied city where technology and magic co-exist. It’s main theme is religion and the way it can be used to control. How what we are expected to except on faith may not be the whole truth. How religion […]

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The Black Prism (Lightbringer book 1) by Brent Weeks (book review).

March 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Black Prism (Lightbringer book 1) by Brent Weeks (book review).

‘The Black Prism’ is the first book in the 2010 ‘Lightbringer’ trilogy from Brent Weeks, the author of the excellent ‘Night Angel’ series. I loved those books so approached ‘The Black Prism’ with eager anticipation. ‘The Black Prism’ centres around a system of magic based on colours. The idea being that users draw power from […]

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The Fade by Chris Wooding (book review).

February 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Fade by Chris Wooding (book review).

‘The Fade’ is set in a moon, whose sun scorched surface is liveable to only a hardy few. The rest of civilisation has long since descended underground. Where, in a system of vast caverns beneath the surface, multiple races war amongst themselves for reasons not made clear. Of all these races, we focus on two, […]

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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (book review).

February 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (book review).

‘The Bone Clocks’ by David Mitchell is a strange, captivating book. At turns, enthralling and frustrating in equal measure. It is a collection of short stories that share a common thread. Each story contributing to a larger narrative. It’s an unusual structure but one David Mitchell has used to great effect before, most notably in […]

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