Book Reviews

Kings of the Wyld
by Nicholas Eames

Great premise but a failure to deliver on well developed characters and a storyline that fell back onto child antics too often left a bitter taste in my mouth on this one.

Book Reviews

Emperor and Clown
by Dave Duncan

This final book in the A Man of His Word series should have ended with a bang. Instead, it was barely a fizzle. A good series, but not great, and not one I would say is a must-read.

Fantasy

The Winter of the Witch
by Katherine Arden

It's never easy saying goodbye to such engaging characters, but I was left with a satisfying conclusion and the fulfillment of many character arcs so I'm happy.

Book Reviews

Perilous Seas
by Dave Duncan

Perilous Seas accelerates the pace of the series with some of the best storytelling and character development to date.

Book Reviews

Faery Lands Forlorn
by Dave Duncan

Overall a slow read with some confusing plotlines which is saved by some good character building and the promise of the larger story forming for our two main characters.

Book Reviews

Magic Casement
by Dave Duncan

A slow start to the series with minimal character development, I'm nevertheless giving this one three rockets because it does build a good foundation for the remainder of the series.

Movie Reviews

Goosebumps

A fantastical, family-friendly horror film that has all the right elements for some seriously spooky fun.

Book Reviews

A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking
by T. Kingfisher

A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking is the kind of lightheartedness we all need a little of right now.

Book Reviews

Hell Divers IV: Wolves
by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Our heroes take their struggle to survive from the air to the water in the fourth book in the Hell Divers series. With renewed purpose, the crews of the Hive and Deliverance set their sites on the Metal Islands, a place they intend to call home just as soon as they uproot the cannibals that have already claimed it as their own.