The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers

(Moderate Spoilers) Part of what draws me to going through fantasy’s archives are all these names who did great things but are now half-forgot. Take Tim Powers. He’s been an inspiration for games and TV shows (including Monkey Island and a Dr Who episode), had his work optioned by Disney, won numerous awards, and helped […]

Sharpe’s Eagle by Bernard Cornwell

(mild spoilers) For those of us of a certain generation and mindset, Richard Sharpe and his various adventures were the dog’s danglies. He even had their own TV show, featuring Sean Bean in the one role in his life where you knew he probably wasn’t going to die. There was lots of fighting, impassioned denunciations, […]

Men At Arms by Sir Terry Pratchett

I did not intentionally pick this book because of recent world events. Nevertheless, they have added an extra level of… immediacy, I suppose, to the story. This blog is not for politics. But it is not not for politics. This blog is for discussing the fantasy genre and what is good and interesting, and occasionally […]

Legend by David Gemmell

As 2016 comes to an end and we reflect on just how miserable a year it was, we should also take time to remember the good things that happened. Even the darkest cloud has a silver lining somewhere. Take cancer. Now, in the words of the great prophet Deadpool, el cancer is a shit-show. But […]