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Seven Forges by James A. Moore (book review).

September 12, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Seven Forges by James A. Moore (book review).

Lands extend from the edge of the known empire into the unknown; to the mountains, themselves, and beyond. No one knows what’s on the other side because, in living memory, no one has returned from the many expeditions dispatched across the barren wasteland. Mercenary captain Merros Dulver plans to be the first. Charged by a […]

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them… meet the Harry Potter prequels.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them… meet the Harry Potter prequels.

Ah, it seems like the temptation for JK Rowling was too much to resist (or at least, it was for her backer, Warner). She’s just announced that a new franchise set 70 years before Harry Potter, but in the same wizarding universe as Harry’s, is on its way. She made the deal with Warner Bros. […]

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Thor: The Dark World… putting the smack into London.

September 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Thor: The Dark World… putting the smack into London.

Or maybe that should be thud? Here’s a new poster with London in peril in the upcoming Thor: The Dark World movie. I seem to recall London came under a bit of a Cumberbatching in the last Trek movie too. What is it about Hollywood and their desire to put the boot into the UK? […]

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Atlantis on BBC.

September 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Atlantis on BBC.

The BBC have released the first big trailer for their Merlin replacement on Saturday night’s family viewing slot… Atlantis. And it looks a lot like an understudy at the Hercules/Xena/Sinbad school of fantasy TV series, with not much to set it part from ancient Greece, including the three main characters, Jason (Argonauts), Hercules (yep), and […]

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Before The Fall (Rojan Dizon book 2) by Francis Knight (book review).

August 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Before The Fall (Rojan Dizon book 2) by Francis Knight (book review).

Rojan Dizon has created chaos in Mahala by bringing about an end to the glow factories that supplied all the city’s power. Now the streets are filled with riots and Rojan needs to find a new power source before his brother loses the tenuous control he has over the leaders. As if that wasn’t enough, […]

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Fade To Black (Rojan Dizon book 1) by Francis Knight (book review).

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Fade To Black (Rojan Dizon book 1) by Francis Knight (book review).

Rojan Dizon is a pain mage with a talent for finding people in the sprawling heights of Mahala. When his niece Amarie goes missing, Rojan must go down into the Pit, a place everybody Upside thought was abandoned. As he descends further through the hidden parts of the city, he realises that this isn’t just […]

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Discworld Ankh-Morpork Board Game (game review).

August 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Discworld Ankh-Morpork Board Game (game review).

Lord Havelock Vetinari, the dictator *ahem* I mean, the patrician of Ankh-Morpork, the fabulous pit of a city at the heart of Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ novels, has gone missing. Time for some backstabby, schemy-plotty boardgame shenanigans. Up to four players get to randomly pick one of seven characters who will vie with each other to […]

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47 Ronin… 1 Keanu Reeves.

August 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
47 Ronin… 1 Keanu Reeves.

More trailerage from the 47 Ronin movie – a fantasy actioner where Keanu Reeves plays a Westernized Ronin leading a force of outlaws against a demonic ruler in Samurai-age Japan. Good old Keanu. Will this be Bill and Ted in Japan? We shall see.

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters by Frank Ochieng (film review).

August 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters by Frank Ochieng (film review).

The refreshing twist about ‘Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters’ is that it is a children’s nautical fantasy geared to introducing the youngsters to a hearty taste of Greek mythology. After all, the majority of kiddie capers do not always have to include cuddly 3-D animated animals, talking cars, dancing dinosaurs or impish wizards and witches […]

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Quag Keep by Andre Norton (book review).

August 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Quag Keep by Andre Norton (book review).

‘Quag Keep’ holds the interesting distinction to be the first ever genre novel based on ‘Dungeons And Dragons’ and therefore stands at the start of a long and successful literary tradition. Andre Norton was the well-respected author of dozens of series with ‘Witchworld’ being maybe the most well-known and a great many standalone novels. She […]

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