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REVIEW: Game of Thrones S3

The immensely popular adaptation of George RR Martin’s epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire continues with Game of Thrones S3.  Following on from the strong opening two seasons, Game of Thrones S3...

REVIEW: Papa Lucy and The Boneman by Jason Fischer

Papa Lucy and The Boneman by Jason Fischer is a novel built on grunge and violence. He depicts a multi-dimensional world equally nightmarish as it is wondrous. His characters wretched, but fanatical. If you...

REVIEW: A Ritual of Bone by Lee C. Conley

A little bit fantasy, a little bit horror, A Ritual Bone was a whole lot of awesome. Lee C. Conley crafted an excellent fantasy that is liberally sprinkled with viscera, although never at the...

REVIEW: The Wisdom of Crowds by Joe Abercrombie

Having absolutely loved A Little Hatred and The Trouble with Peace, my expectations for The Wisdom of Crowds by Joe Abercrombie were absolutely sky high. With this gritty and fun book full of civil unrest, backstabbing, butchery,...

REVIEW: Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

Half the World is the second instalment in Joe Abercrombie’s fantastic Shattered Sea trilogy. I was very glad that when I first read the series I was able to pick this up as soon...

REVIEW: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Half a King has been touted by some outlets as Abercrombie’s foray in to the realm of the ‘young adult’ fantasy novel but do not let the age of our protagonist fool you. This...

REVIEW: Legacy of Light by Matthew Ward

Matthew Ward’s Legacy series reaches its brutal conclusion in Legacy of Light. A book of personal, moral, and physical attrition, Legacy of Light continues the story of the Tressian republic and the Hadari empire, the lands...

REVIEW: Assassin by Andy Peloquin

Assassin by Andy Peloquin is the revised version of Darkblade Assassin, which was a indie dark fantasy novel released in 2018. This new version of the book is half-again in size of the original...

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An Interview with Peter V. Brett

For me as a reader, there are books and authors such as Peter V. Brett that have made a lasting impression on me. Ones that I consider to be gateway drugs for lack of...

REVIEW: Dredd (2012)

Dredd is a 2012 sci-fi action film written by Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later, Ex Machina, Annihilation) and stars the always amazing Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings, The Boys, Thor: Ragnarök)...