Gaming Category

Novella Review: John Golden: Heroes of Mazaroth by Django Wexler

John Golden: Heroes of Mazaroth by Django Wexler Genre: Urban Fantasy Series: Book 2 of John Golden Publisher: Ragnarok (August 11, 2014) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s not too often I come across a unique and original concept in urban fantasy, but move over denizens of the world of the paranormal and say hello to […]

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Book Review: EVE: Templar One by Tony Gonzales

EVE: Templar One by Tony Gonzales Genre: Science Fiction, Gaming Tie-in Publisher: Gollancz (February 2013) Wendy’s Rating: 3 of 5 stars My husband tried for a time to convince me to play EVE, the futuristic massive multiplayer online game about corporate space intrigue, piracy and politics. I couldn’t get beyond the whole “spreadsheets in space” […]

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Waiting on Wednesday 04/16/14

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on! Wendy’s Pick:  Dragon Age: Last Flight by Liane Mercial: August 12, 2014 (Tor Books) I’m a sucker for game lore and I appreciate that Amazon is watching out for me. Not only did […]

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Book Review: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski Original Polish Title: Ostatnie życzenie (translated by Danusia Stok) Genre: Dark Fantasy, Gaming Series: The Witcher Publisher: Hachette Book Group Original Publication Date: January 2007 Related: www.thewitcher.com Author Info: www.sapkowski.pl The Last Wish is a collection of short stories that introduces Geralt of Rivia, better known – particularly to gamers like me – as […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Rat Queens Vol.1: Sass and Sorcery

Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch Genre: Fantasy, Gaming Series: Rat Queens #1-5 Publisher: Image Comics Publication Date: April 8, 2014 Wendy’s Rating: 5 of 5 stars: Drop whatever pre-conceived notions you might have over RPG adventurers. These women are unapologetically perfect in their blazing imperfections. And a copy […]

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YA Weekend: The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Series: Book 1 of The Mortality Doctrine Publisher: Delacorte (October 8, 2013)  Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ll start by saying that I’ve never read James Dashner before this, but I know his name is well known […]

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Waiting on Wednesday 01/29/14

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on! Wendy’s Pick  It’s 2014 and the countdown continues for Bioware‘s third installment of their Dragon Age video game series, Inquisition. The previous book, Asunder, set the stage for the mage/templar war, which is definitely going […]

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Comic Review Bites

With thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read advanced copies of these graphic novels, in exchange for honest reviews. Red Sonja vol.1: Queen of Plagues The Red Sonja movie is a guilty pleasure, yet I have never read the comic, perhaps for fear of what the industry would do with a metal bikini-clad heroine. […]

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Authors Just Wanna Have Fun: Freya Robertson

It’s one thing to love an author’s books, especially when you recognize how much of themselves they put into their written worlds. It’s something more when you realize that these authors are actually *gasp* real human beings with hopes and dreams and even similar interests! Freya Robertson isn’t shy about her love of gaming and […]

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Book Review: Dragon Age: Asunder by David Gaider

Asunder by David Gaider Genre: Dark Fantasy Series: Dragon Age #3 Publisher: Titan Publishing Company Publication Date: 2011 Author Info: dgaider.tumblr.com Wendy’s Rating 3 of 5: Despite the presence of three beloved characters from Dragon Age: Origins and a few amusing moments with them, the characters in Asunder fell flat for me – which is very unusual since I love […]

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