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REVIEW: Slaying the Dragon: A Secret History of Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons and its parent company in the Eighties, TSR, had a fascinating story that has mostly been shared around by gamers at cons as well as word of mouth for decades. This...

REVIEW: Disappearance of a Scribe by Dana Stabenow

Dana Stabenow’s latest, Disappearance of a Scribe, is a murder mystery set in Ancient Egypt. Which as the local Classics nerd I was very intrigued by from the get go – there are not...

REVIEW: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

R.F. Kuang’s The Poppy War, a fantasy novel inspired by the darkest chapters of China’s twentieth century, tells the story of small-town war orphan Fang Runin (aka Rin). Rin’s life goes from bad to...

REVIEW: Barbarians on Netflix

Barbarians is a six-episode German historical drama from Netflix. It focuses on the build up to one of the most infamous battles in history – the Battle of Teutoburg Forest which took place in...