Tag Archives: Epic

“Dust of Dreams” Review

Dust of Dreams (Malazan Book of the Fallen #9), by Steven Erikson 3 out of 5 (Liked It) On the Letherii continent the exiled Malazan army commanded by Adjunct Tavore begins its march into the eastern Wastelands, to fight for an unknown cause against an enemy it has never seen. The fate awaiting the Bonehunters is […]

“Sandworms of Dune” Review

Sandworms of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson 2 out of 5 (It was ok) Based directly on Frank Herbert’s final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the […]

“Nine Princes in Amber” Review

Nine Princes in Amber (Amber Chronicles #1), by Roger Zelazny 4 out of 5 (Really Liked It) Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and […]

“Toll the Hounds” Review

Toll the Hounds (Malazan Book of the Fallen #8), by Steven Erikson 3 out of 5 (Liked It) It is said that Hood waits at the end of every plot, every scheme, each grandiose ambition. But this time it is different: this time the Lord of Death is there at the beginning… Darujhistan swelters in the […]

“Hunters of Dune” Review

Hunters of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson 2 out of 5 (It was ok) At the end of Chapterhouse: Dune—Frank Herbert‘s final novel–a ship carrying the ghola of Duncan Idaho, Sheeana, and a crew of various refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres, dark counterparts to the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. […]

“Reaper’s Gale” Review

Reaper’s Gale (Malazan Book of the Fallen #7), by Steven Erikson 5 out of 5 (Loved It) The Letherii Empire is in turmoil. Rhulad Sengar, the Emperor of a Thousand Deaths, spirals into madness, while the Errant, once a farseeing god, appears suddenly blind to the future. Driven by the corruption and self-interest, the empire edges […]

“Chapterhouse: Dune” Review

Chapterhouse: Dune (Dune Chronicles #6), by Frank Herbert 3 out of 5 (Liked It) The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune’s power, have colonized a green world — and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. Why I liked it: Chapterhouse: Dune is the last novel […]

Kagalla’s Sacrifice

Centuries ago, when humans were young to the lands of Sesho, the Felids, Vix, and Wolves were more numerous and powerful, and the art of stone-making was still known by some among them. Conflict was abundant during that time, as it had always been, but the Felids were in a period of peak strength. In […]

“Heretics of Dune” Review

Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5), by Frank Herbert 3 out of 5 (Liked It) The planet Arrakis–now called Rakis–is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying. And the children of Dune’s children awaken from empire as from a dream, wielding the new power […]

“The Bonehunters” Review

THE BONEHUNTERS (Malazan Book of the Fallen #6), by Steven Erikson 4 out of 5 (Really Liked It) The Seven Cities Rebellion has been crushed. Sha’ik is dead. One last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of Y’Ghatan and under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails. The prospect of laying siege to […]

POLL!: The Lieutenants: Choose your favourite characters

Now that all of The Eleven have been revealed, I wonder, who do you like best? By choosing your top four (you can choose 4 of the 10 options), it helps me know initially what readers think of them. This is especially useful since as I am writing this post here and now, most of […]

The Lieutenants: 1st, Otannus

“There is a greatness that comes only once every few generations. A talent so rare, some are born and die without witnessing its mark on history. Otannus does not belong to that highest order, for he is greater. He is the anomaly of time. His is the talent that comes only Once. He has no […]

National Cultures of Pentia: The Polarians

Capital City: Pola Estimated total population: 666,667 Estimated military size (absolute maximum strength): 104,000* Typical appearance and social/cultural traits: The people of Pola have pitch-black hair and green eyes, and are akin to the Solans in the south, although both cultures have long since gone separate ways. They are passionate and skilled in the arts. They also have […]

The Lieutenants: 2nd, General Victus

“Victus! Victus! Victus!” -Victory chants, Battles of Athos: 8th Engagement General is another title that has lasted through the ages, and it is usually a customary title for the High-King as his word has the final say. Victus, a weathered man in his forties, unofficially holds it, however. His charisma and proven strategic genius in […]

POLL!: Which POV character’s story are you most interested in reading about?

The introductions are done, and I have posted a short summary for each of my nine POV characters for FOTS. You can find them all listed here. Each summary is very short. With enough votes, it may help me see which of my characters are more interesting to readers. For those who like voting on […]

The Lieutenants: 3rd, Mantus the Enduring

“Thank the Gods he is on our side!” –Rammos, 6th Lieutenant Mantus the Enduring he is named, for there was no ready traditional name available for his unique abilities. Enduring was chosen as it had the same style as the other titles in the Aquari armies, but everyone knows him as Mantus the Unbreakable. They […]

The Lieutenants: 4th, Pactus the Strong

“Word is someone brought the First to one knee this morning. Who was it?” –The Lieutenant Training Grounds, Islos So, we have come to the top four. These are great men amongst great men. Not great for the goodness of their personal intentions or from the morality of the outcomes they carve into history with […]

National Cultures of Pentia: Intro

Just a short intro and news post today. I am currently chipping away at a few posts that preview my different nations a little more closely. Since I have a visual of the world map on the blog now, I thought it would be a great idea. These posts will be basic profiles of each […]

World Building: How to come up with populations for your world

Here is a little tool you might find useful in creating your worlds. Population data can be important, more for the writer than the reader. Knowing the populations of the regions/cities/places in your world can really help you understand the playing field on which your characters find themselves, and ensure the larger scale events make […]

POLL!: Whose side are you on?

Hello readers! It’s poll time. Now that the map for the blog is complete and posted, I ask you, whose side are you on? and possibly as part of your answer, where would you choose to live? Please have a quick look at the map to decide on your top two choices, then feel free […]

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