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Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Measure of the Magic by Terry Brooks

This novel starts off with a new villain for Panterra Qu, now holding the black staff after a dying Sider Ament gave him the responsibility of being its new bearer.  A demon determined on chaos and destruction is now on his path wanting to kill Panterra and take the staff from him.  Meanwhile, Prue Liss Read More…

Jake’s Wake by John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow

Jake Connaway is a rocker turned cable televangelist preaching that he will one day be resurrected.  His chance to prove this theory happens when he is murdered by the husband of one of his followers as he’s having sex with the man’s wife.  Jake’s outrageous claims comes to pass when he comes back to life Read More…

Cold City by F. Paul Wilson

Having never read any of the Repairman Jack novels, I thought Cold City would be a good place to start, since I would be starting the series in chronological order.  I immediately found the character of Jack to be engaging, a twenty-one year old kid who is trying to live off the grid in a Read More…

Dark Hollow by Brian Keene

Aspiring author Adam Senft is trying to keep things together as he builds his writing career and tries to keep his marriage together, which has hit a serious strain as a result of his wife’s miscarriages and the emotional toll it has taken on her.  Things take a dramatic turn for the worst in his Read More…

The Walking Dead: Start to Finish

The midseason finale of The Walking Dead was hardly what I expected.  By this point, I have come to expect crazy bloodbaths with major casualties.  The show has kind of painted itself into a corner by producing these battle-to-the-death finale.  Start to Finish was entirely different the vast majority of the show dedicated to characters Read More…