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Book Review: Stars Wars: The New Jedi Order: Traitor by Matthew Stover

Traitor by Matthew Stover The issue I have with the Force is that the movies made everything so black and white. Give in to your hate and passion and poof, you’re dark side. The Sith have their code about killing all the things and power, and the Jedi have their code about not having sex and only killing all the things when you […]

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The Stolen Throne by David Gaider I’ve recently finished two playthroughs of Dragon Age: Origins and in both, my Warden permitted the same fate for Loghain Mac Tir. It was the fate deserving of his crime against king and country, but I never could appreciate the reasoning given for his betrayal as there seemed to […]

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Book Review: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell I read this book because of the trailer, like many others. The trailer – despite the presence of Tom Hanks AND Halle Berry – fascinated me, though I could not fathom what was going on in what promised to be an excitingly visual journey through the times and lives of oddly connected people. […]

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Book Review: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik If you’re looking for an action read involving war dragons, this isn’t it. There are a few skirmishes, but they are far between. Instead, this is a book about the relationship between a very unique dragon and a naval officer snatched out of the life he was used to […]

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Book Review: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman As a sequel of sorts to American Gods and based on word of mouth that told me that this was very much unlike the much darker predecessor, I wasn’t sure what to expect, although, anything centred around Anansi promised to be charming. The book started rather slowly with an intentionally boring character, Fat Charlie Nancy, who’s […]

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Book Review: Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist Simply put, this is a vampire novel. A young boy who shows repressed homicidal tendencies befriends a vampire named Eli, a friendship that forces his whole world to change. I’m sure everyone knows that by now, but unlike so many vampire novels today, there’s nothing sparkly […]

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Book Review: Hounded by Kevin Hearne

On the surface, everything about Atticus O’Sullivan appears ordinary. Early 20s, good-looking, and living in Tempe, Arizona, he shares his house with his Irish Wolfhound Oberon, bikes to work and runs a New Age bookstore/tea shop. No one suspects that Atticus is actually a 2100-year-old druid, the last of his kind. The truth is, he […]

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Book Review: The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

The Lotus Eaters is a historical fiction about three photojournalists brought together during the Vietnam War. Helen Adams, a naive girl from California who drops out of college to travel across the ocean, hoping to change the world through her pictures. Sam Darrow, an experienced Pulitzer prize winning photographer, jaded by violence, but finds it […]

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Book Review: Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

The adventures of Moirin mac Fainche continue in Naamah’s Blessing, the third book of her trilogy. It all started years ago, when Moirin left her idyllic home in the wilderness of Alba to fulfill a destiny, seeking to do the will of the Maghuin Dhonn. Her travels have since brought her to the far reaches […]

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