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Quick Review: Planescape: Torment (2011 Novelization)

This really is a novelization, a lot of effort being made to go through the game as it’s played, going way beyond merely describing and attempting to make events flow more naturally. There is a lot of added writing, and much of it is actually really, really good, greatly improving an already great story. The […]

Quick Review: Free-Wrench Collection: Volume 1

Considering how short the included books, or at least the first two, are, I’m tempted to call Free-Wrench Collection: Volume 1 the real first book in the series, even if that makes the recapitulation at the start of Ichor Well rather tedious. Other than that, I still don’t like how such Kindle bundles work, the […]

Quick Review: Ichor Well

Note: The review refers to the edition included in Free-Wrench Collection: Volume 1. Somewhat to my surprise, Ichor Well is more like a proper book in terms of size, albeit at the low end of that range. The final chapter again delivers in terms of the action, while until then there’s space for more details […]

Quick Review: Skykeep

Note: The review refers to the edition included in Free-Wrench Collection: Volume 1. Must say that, after what was in fact just a NaNoWriMo project laid an interesting foundation, I expected more from what should have been a proper sequel. Yes, the world remains interesting and a few more details are presented, but Skykeep is […]

Quick Review: Words of Radiance

One important difference between The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance is that the latter features far more action. Worldbuilding remains a major aspect, however, as does the philosophy and wisdom, the tackling of topics such as customs, religion and prejudice. Some reminders are included, but it largely moves past the basic, obvious elements […]