In Brisinger, the third book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, war has finally broken out in Alagaesia, with both the Varden and the elves on the move. As they make the long, inexorable march to Uru' baen and the final confrontation with Galbatorix, Eragon and Saphira will need all of their training and … Continue reading Book Review: Brisinger
You have six weeks to live. Those words would send terror racing through the hearts of most men. Not so for Bill, a forty-two year old shoe-salesman, husband, and father of two. He was--shockingly--both pleased and liberated by the news. Of course, most men hadn't endured his life. He'd had dreams once. In high school … Continue reading Six Weeks
Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin, is the first book in the epic A Song of Ice and Fire Saga. In a land where the seasons have been thrown out of balance--summers can last decades and winters a lifetime--shadows begin to creep back into the land, bringing intrigue, distrust, tragedy, and betrayals that threaten … Continue reading Book Review: Game of Thrones
Once upon a time, characters were straight forward. The good guys were young knights and princes, beautiful young princesses and innocent children sent to defeat villains who're evil for evil's sake. But today, characters are complex. Our spiffy protagonists have serious character flaws while antagonists are often wounded, misunderstood and even sympathized with. Some might … Continue reading Character Creation: Good, Bad, or Somewhere in between?