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Sunday’s Wisdom #143: Our Heroes Are Just Like Us

“And he was born full grown with a sword in his hand and pissing fire.” – The Maisterpeaker, The Wolf of the North From The Wolf in the North series, by Duncan M. Hamilton One thing I really like about … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wolf of the North

If you’ve seen The Princess Bride – and if you have not, then I suggest you go and do so without delay – you will remember the scene at the beginning, when the grandfather, who proves to be the narrator … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #141: Do Not Dream in Vain

“They all dreamed of the glory victory would bring, none more than Wulfric, but dreaming alone would not bring it about.” – From The Wolf in the North, by Duncan M. Hamilton This is from a book I just recently … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn

Have you noticed how often we tell the same story over and over? But every time, we add or take away or change something new. Stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, the land of Oz, or King Arthur are abundant in our … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #137: Government and the Common Man

“People do not exist to serve their governments or their kings. Governments exist to serve the people, so the people should have a say in those governments.” – Field Marshall Tamas, Promise of Blood The Powder Mage series, by Brian … Continue reading

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Where Did All the Quality Urban Fantasy Books Go?

I like urban fantasy. Rather, I like urban fantasies that happen to be good stories. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Vampire Diaries, Grimm, Supernatural, all of these are urban fantasies, though two of them definitely include more than a little … Continue reading

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Book Review: Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Have a Nemesis

I was completely (and pleasantly) surprised when I happened to be browsing around Amazon the other day and found that Richard Roberts had just recently released the latest installment in his ongoing Please Don’t Tell My Parents series: Please Don’t … Continue reading

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I Bring the Fire Part I: Wolves

So, a little while ago, I decided to specifically try more urban fiction. That experiment, which I will elaborate on at some other time, has not gone so well. This review is about one of the better titles said experiment … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Things

Something occurs to me. Considering how long I’ve been experimenting with new novels, new series, and new authors, and considering how much I’m a fan of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, one would think that a slightly larger chunk of my … Continue reading

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Akiri: The Scepter of Xarbaal

My pile of experimental reads is ever growing and unending. A number of them are waiting for special occasions to be bought and added to my kindle library, but when I see something intriguing for free on Amazon, I feel … Continue reading

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