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Quick Review: Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

Did Rice have to go where she did with this? No: Some parts about Bravenna seem out of place, some decisions and developments feel rushed and forced, and that also goes for these new beings suddenly becoming noticeable, and noticeably active, after having supposedly existed for so long. Also, not sure what to think about […]

Quick Review: Sword, Steam and Sky: Four Book Fantasy Bundle

The inclusion of To Walk in the Way of Lions makes it an unusual bundle in a positive way, including more than one series and not just the first book of each, so I rounded up the overall rating for that reason. Nothing else to say about the bundle itself other than the fact that […]

Quick Review: Cold Stone & Ivy: The Ghost Club

Note: The review refers to the edition included in Sword, Steam and Sky: Four Book Fantasy Bundle. The final chapters of this book, starting from 42, and possibly also including 40 to some extent, are actually quite good. Better writing, closer to what I’ve come to expect from the author, better action, impact, characters a […]

Quick Review: Season of Storms

Must start with the fact that the writing style and structure are once again better, not at the level of Time of Contempt or Baptism of Fire but definitely moving away from what made Tower of the Swallow and Lady of the Lake confusing and hard to follow, and gave characters so little chance to […]

Quick Review: Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

I’m not in a position to comment on the validity of the science and conclusions presented and don’t care enough to actively seek out the book written to refute them. I will, however, say that the vast majority of what’s presented here is irrelevant either way. The book itself states at one point that “natural” […]