Rise of the Horde by Christie Golden

It would appear that I’m on a binge with these Warcraft novels with lately Of Blood and Honor by Chris Metzen and now Rise of the Horde by Christie Golden. And I’m only some ten years late. But you can’t read all the books and it is always the best experience to read a story…

Warcraft: Of Blood and Honor by Chris Metzen

If experience has taught me anything about books derived from games it’s to approach them with a great deal of patience and forgiveness. Which means I often skip them. But I must admit I have done Chris Metzen’s Of Blood and Honor a grave injustice all these years. I read this little knightly fantasy romp…

REVIEW: Lord of the Isles by David Drake

Lord of the Isles is the first of seven books in the Isles’ series by David Drake and a solid contender for your dark, adult (as in adult themes not as in boobs and things everywhere) non-cutesy fantasy bookshelf. And this despite one of the early characters in the books being a three inch high…

Dragon Age: Knight Errant Issue 2

Dark Horse has released its third issue of Dragon Age: Knight Errant on July 12th so I’m here to talk about Issue number 2! Which plucks all my emotional city elf heart strings. Yes I know I’m an issue behind the curve. On the other hand this gives me a spoiler buffer. This issue uncovers…

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi A Fangurl’s Review

This was a book I’ve long had on my to-read list and one I was in two minds about reviewing. Because I’ve followed and adored Scalzi on Twitter for uhm… some years now and I knew it would make me very predisposed to his writing when I finally got the time and money to dig…

Daggerspell by Katherine Kerr

  I just finished re-reading Katherine Kerr’s first Deverry book, Daggerspell. Which is a damn good story with a lot more twist than the majority of modern fantasy can cough up with. And SPOILERALERT, there’s a bunch of rape and incest in the story. Which earns it the occasional low-star review from people who feel triggered…

The Stolen Throne by David Gaider

  This is a dark tale with a fair dollop of adult tragedy and compromises. In fact, The Stolen Throne‘s biggest strength lies in its dark twists away from where a tale of daring adventure and a war for a throne usually goes. Dark fantasy is my favorite cup these days and David Gaider delivered on that…

The Lies of Lock Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora is the first of Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series and his debut novel. It’s a dashing tale of wicked street urchins growing into brazen con-artists who exclusively steal from the rich (because that’s ok!) and don’t spend their money on anything because the stealing is too fun and they live…

Traitor by Krista D. Ball

The sci-fi adventure book, Traitor is the first title in Krista D. Ball’s Collaborator series and just out this month and a spiffing good read with everything I need in a space pew-pew. Yay or nay? Very yay. I’m yay’ing all over this one in buckets. A strong claustrophobic start rams home the pitiful existence…