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Monthly Archives: May 2019

The Fearful Gates by Ross Lawhead

The Fearful Gates wraps up Ross Lawhead’s Ancient Earth trilogy.  The stage has been set for the final confrontation after all of the knights have been raised, and the new army, consisting of small children throughout Britain, have been raised.  Gad has assembled his army of trolls, dragon, yfelgopes, and all other manner of creatures Read More…

Game of Thrones “The Iron Throne”

The end of my all time favorite show is finally here in The Iron Throne.  Last week’s episode, The Bells, was much maligned, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.  The Daenerys Mad Queen turn was bashed, but I’ve seen it coming for a few seasons now, and I predicted that she would turn evil—albeit not quite Read More…

Game of Thrones: The Bells

For those who left unsatisfied with “The Long Night”, who were hoping that the Whitewalkers would create untold carnage that would result in the death of many of the bigger characters on Game of Thrones, then “The Bells” should have satisfied their thirst for destruction.  King’s Landing was quite literally burnt to the ground, and Read More…

Movie Review: Avengers Endgame

This was quite possibly the most anticipated movie of my lifetime.  The hype was massive.  It broke box office records, but did Endgame live up to the hype?  The answer is yes and no.  When the bar is as high as it was for this movie, based on the quality of movies in the rest Read More…

Game of Thrones: The Last of the Starks

  Now that the Whitewalkers have been vanquished, a celebration ensued at Winterfell.  This was a raucous affair rarely seen in Game of Thrones, which tends to center on brooding and dire tidings.  At this celebration, Arya was mysteriously absent, Gendry was rewarded for his efforts although later spurned in his offer of marriage, Daenerys Read More…

10 Questions with C Michael Forsyth

1. What made you want to write a novel featuring Houdini and Rasputin? When I was researching an earlier book, I learned that Houdini had visited Russia in 1903 and performed for Tsar Nicholas II.  It turns out that even before falling under Rasputin’s spell, the Tsar was influenced by a long series of “spiritual Read More…

Game of Thrones “The Long Night”

I think that without a doubt this episode was the single most anticipated episode thus far in the entire series, and that covers a lot of ground.  There have also been some epic battle episodes like Hardhome, the Battle of the Blackwater, and the Battle of the Bastards.  Those two things created such a high Read More…