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Tag Archives: fantasy
My first review since I went radio silent! I submitted my thesis on Friday 29th May and I’m slowly trying to figure out what it is to live in a world where I am not constantly guilty about not writing … Continue reading
Finally, something new in the visual medium to sink my teeth into. I think I’m going to enjoy this. Sleepy Hollow is a new TV series from Fox, based (loosely, I assume) on the short story ‘The Legend of Sleepy … Continue reading
I have now watched all of Hemlock Grove. That’s right. All of it. Since Friday. I would therefore like to revise my original tentative assessment and say this: Hemlock Grove is basically the best and most original thing you haven’t … Continue reading
Title: Rome Burning Author: Sophia McDougall Series/Stand alone: Volume Two of the Romanitas Trilogy Genre: Alternate History/Fantasy First Published: 2007 Edition Reviewed: Orion Books/Gollancz (2008) Hb/Pb/ebook: Paperback Price: Available from Amazon Market Place from £0.01 (+P&P) at time of posting. … Continue reading
Title: Kraken Author: China Miéville Series/Stand alone: Stand alone Genre: Fantasy/Contemporary First Published: 2010 Edition Reviewed: Del Rey (2011) Hb/Pb: Trade Paperback Plot Billy is a curator at the Natural History Museum. His main work is in preserving specimens, and … Continue reading
(Index to previous A Dance with Dragons posts here.) Apologies for the radio silence over the last couple of weeks. It’s been crazy in Womblevonia. Plus, you know, supposing an average of 1,500 words per RAWR post, I had totted … Continue reading
(Index of previous ADwD posts here.) I’m playing catch-up, so you get twice in one weekend! 😀 Chapter 43: Daenerys So, Dany and Daario are now doing a whole Romeo and Juliet thing – wishing the dawn away so that … Continue reading
(Index to previous ADwD posts here.) Sorry to keep you waiting for this one, had to try and get on top of real life things for a while. But I’m still reading, and this behemoth ain’t gonna review itself. Let’s … Continue reading
I wasn’t sure about The Fades at first. It was interesting and lively, but also a little bleak and slow. I often find it difficult to get into things closer to the horror end of the spectrum. It’s not that … Continue reading
(Index to previous ADwD posts here.) It’s a bumper ADwD weekend, here in Womblevonia. I’m still playing catch-up with my reading and trying to make sure this doesn’t end up as something I doggedly do all winter as some kind … Continue reading