Set in the 1920’s this book follows the story of 2 people.
Set in the 1920’s this book follows the story of 2 people. The first of which is pearl, who is hoping to hit the big time in Hollywood as an actress. You see pearl have an unfortunate set of events befall her that see her linked with the second lead in the book Skinner Sweet.
I was looking forward to reading this book, Having recently started playing Skyrim I was hoping that this would give me an insight into the history of the world in which the game was set, having never played the original two elder scroll games.
I was looking forward to reading this book, Having recently started playing Skyrim I was hoping that this would give me an insight into the history of the world in which the game was set, having never played the original two elder scroll games. The idea of a large floating island and hordes of rampaging undead are a great way to perk my interest in a book regardless of where it’s set so the book seemed too good to be true.
I had mixed feelings when I received this book to review.
I had mixed feelings when I received this book to review. On one hand I had a book by an author I was familiar with, yet on the other hand I was reading a book that is set in an unfamiliar world. Elaine Cunningham has penned many books set in the Forgotten Realms world of Dungeons and Dragons, a land so familiar with its own set of heroes, villains and events that even now I can pick up almost any book and thoroughly enjoy it. Elaine has written some notable novels for this setting, of which the most notable for me is her Songs and Swords series.
The Worldwound Gambit; written by Robin D.
The Worldwound Gambit; written by Robin D. Laws, is a novel based in the Pathfinder universe. For those who have ever roleplayed in this setting, some of these places will be very familiar, and for those who have no idea what I’m talking about, you will find a world of high adventure, with well rounded people and places. The setting itself is very much Good vs Evil, but with a few twists along the way, which I really like! The world that you will become part of is crumbling, the history says that many years ago a God died, and when that happens a wound appears on the Earth, a “Worldwound”, and this wound is connected to the Abyss. The Worldwound is growing and has been for a very long time.
Dave Gross’ Prince of Wolves is the first in a series of Pathfinder Tales, tie-in novels to accompany the fantasy role playing game.
Dave Gross’ Prince of Wolves is the first in a series of Pathfinder Tales, tie-in novels to accompany the fantasy role playing game. It’s a bit of a challenge to take on, attempting to create something that will satisfy a legion of fans so dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate about their favourite pastime, but fortunately Dave Gross doesn’t disappoint.
PS3 gamers will be very familiar with the name Nathan Drake from Naughty Dog’s acclaimed Uncharted games.
PS3 gamers will be very familiar with the name Nathan Drake from Naughty Dog’s acclaimed Uncharted games. For those not in the know (where have you been?) Drake is a globetrotting adventurer and treasure hunter in the style of a modern day Indiana Jones with a healthy dose of Lara Croft’s tomb raiding and puzzle solving thrown in for good measure. The games have been a massive success on PS3 and the third instalment, Uncharted 3 – Drake’s Deception, has just been released to rave reviews so it is not surprising that fans are hungry for new adventures for their hero.
Batman Arkham city has been released as a short graphic novel as a prequel to the new video game of the same name.
Batman Arkham city has been released as a short graphic novel as a prequel to the new video game of the same name. The book sets the scene as Gotham is recovering from the aftermath of the Joker lead riots, which saw the city left in chaos and Arkham asylum destroyed. With the Arkham asylum residents either running amok in the city or captured and imprisoned awaiting news on their future. The new Mayor Quincy Sharp has some tough decisions to make. Mayor Sharp decides to split the city in two with the ordinary law abiding citizens of Gotham on one side, on the other, all of Gotham’s criminal elements and deranged ex residents of Arkham asylum. Thus is born the new Arkham city.
What a great big gorgeous thing this book is!
What a great big gorgeous thing this book is!
Marcus Hearn has trawled through the Hammer film archives and produced a collection of images and documents to accompany Hammer’s output from their very first movie right up to the present day.
Alex Irvine’s new novels expand the Transformers universe by telling the story of what happened before the robots in disguise arrived on Earth.
Alex Irvine’s new novels expand the Transformers universe by telling the story of what happened before the robots in disguise arrived on Earth. The Transformers’ homeworld, Cybertron, is torn by civil war and evil Megatron and his villainous Decepticons are winning. Optimus Prime has been selected as the new Prime and given the Matrix of Leadership. To prevent the Allspark falling into Megatron’s hands Optimus has sent it far out into space and we all know where that ends up. At the end of Irvine’s first novel, ‘Transformers: Exodus’, Optimus Prime and his team of loyal Autobots have left Cybertron after freeing the ancient ship The Ark from the Well of the Allspark. The plan is to find and retrieve the Allspark and return to Cybertron to defeat Megatron once and for all. Unfortunately, Megatron is hot on the Autobots’ heels and the Matrix of Leadership has a few secret plans of its own for Optimus to get to grips with.
Reviewing an autobiography is quite tricky.
Reviewing an autobiography is quite tricky. There’s no plot to talk about, no imagination of characters, no cliff hangers or ‘what next’ moments, just an account of someone’s life. How that life is portrayed is of course the hardest part of writing such a book, something that several ‘authors’ have done a particularly bad job of in recent years. The biggest worry I had before reading Vic Armstrong’s effort was the amount of name dropping that could have crowded everything, and how it could quite easily take the route that Simon Pegg’s autobiography did and end up sounding a bit smug in places. Armstrong, one of the most successful and well known stuntmen in the business, has worked on films with the likes of Sean Connery, Harrison Ford and George Lucas and was probably at the centre of any cool film stunt you’ve seen in the past 40 years.
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