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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Flight of the Nighthawks by Raymond Feist

In Flight of the Nighthawks, there are numerous storylines going at once.  They all converge together as the sorcerer, Pug, and his Conclave of Shadows group of magicians and various undercover agents attempts to thwart a plot to destroy the government of Kesh, the most powerful nation in their world.  It all starts when powerful Read More…

Inheritance by Joe McKinney

Author Joe McKinney draws on his experiences as a San Antonio police officer and his instincts as one of today’s premier horror authors to spin a tale of familial strife and inner turmoil in this novel that features some strong horror elements.  Paul Henninger is a rookie cop, who led a rough childhood where his Read More…

The Legions of Fire by David Drake

The Legions of Fire is sort of an alternate history, fantasy novel that is set in ancient Rome except that magic and all sorts of monsters exist.  The basic premise of the story is that there is a wizard who is an advisor to a senator in Carce, a Roman city, who is trying to Read More…

Morgawr by Terry Brooks

After having thoroughly enjoyed the first two novels in the Jerle Shannara series, my expectations were quite high for this novel.  Perhaps it was those high expectations that I had that led to this novel being somewhat of a disappointment.  There wasn’t any one specific thing that I can point to that led me to Read More…

Movie Review: Jumanji

I didn’t have particularly high expectations when I went to see Jumanji.  I was expecting to watch a fun, mindless movie but what I got was so much more than that.  I never saw the original Robin Williams version, so all I knew about the movie was what I had seen in the previews.  Four Read More…