Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Time is distorting – around the city, some people are aging, dying and decomposing in a matter of minutes, while others are reverting to childhood. Sgt Andy Davidson knows he’s out of his depth – so when Jack Harkness sweeps into the police station

Last Argument of Kings ” Last Argument Of Kings: The First Law: Book Three:” as Amazon refers to it is not the end of our journey with Joe Abercrombie I’m already halfway thru Best Served Cold but more of that at a later date. Last Argument Of Kings is difficult to review without giving away [...]

When a blurb starts with “Logan Ninefingers” you know you are about to enter the relms of fantasy or your local Loony Bin. This is an epic, sweeping story about several unique and unforgettable characters which is told from differing perspectives; yesterday, now, as fiction, fable, history, mythology, geography, culture, intrigue and romance (failed).

Andy McNab – Martina Cole – Tim Severin – Val McDermid

Thymara can instinctively communicate with them, and Alise, captivated by their beauty and majesty, has devoted her life to studying them. Embarking on an arduous journey that holds no promise of return, the band of humans and dragons must make their way along the toxic and inhospitable Rain Wild River-an extraordinary odyssey that will teach them lessons about themselves and one another, as they experience hardships, betrayals, and joys beyond their wildest dreams.

I just looked and Four Days have gone by. I still have not fought my way or should I say waded my way thru Ian M Banks and Matter. Its no good I give up. Perhaps I can return to it if I am ever stuck in a Hospital bed or forced to sit in front of “Soaps” on TV.

As the name suggests, the hero’s journey model is based on the idea that all works of fiction can be regarded as a journey. The journey may be a little one such is a quest for treasure, a psychological one. E.g. a journey of self-discovery, or a combination of both. Whatever form it takes the journey is going to involve certain common elements including meetings with allies and enemies tests and ordeals and a supreme challenge leading to some major change in the hero and or his world.

It’s long past time I re-read the Serpentwar Sage and it gives me the chance to review the books from a different perspective and get involved once again with the Kingdom’s struggle to fight against the mass invaders. Since I’ve already read it many times starting in with Rage of a Demon King: Volume lll [...]