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Book Review: The Viceroy’s Monocle (The Storm Giants Trilogy, Vol. 2)

The Viceroy’s Monocle (The Storm Giants Trilogy, Vol. 2) James Stills 181 pages Paperback, $8.54 Ebook, $2.99 ISBN 978-1484874233 The Viceroy’s Monocle is the second book in a trilogy, and it serves as a good example of what can go wrong when you try to condense a really good and epic idea into a trilogy …

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Book Review: The Silver Skull

The Silver Skull Mark Chadbourn 424 pages, Pyr Paperback, $6.80 ISBN 1591027837 Introducing Will Swyfte, who has earned the descriptors of spy, adventurer, swordsman, rake, swashbuckler, wit, and esoteric scholar. His exploits against the forces of Spain have made him famous, which isn’t exactly good for a spy. But Swytfe’s above-the-covers, undercover life has been …

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Book Review: Hunter and Fox

Hunter and Fox Philippa Ballantine 340 pages, Pyr Paperback, $17.95 ISBN 978-1-61614-623-8 Talyn is a Vaerli, a once powerful race that has had the seven gifts of magic taken from them by the Caisah, a powerful and evil being who controls a world that is constantly changing. When I say “changing,” I mean the environment …

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Book Review: In Thunder Forged—Iron Kingdoms Chronicles

In Thunder Forged: Iron Kingdoms Chronicles (The Fall of Llael, Book One) Ari Marmell 300 pages, Pyr Publishing Paperback, $18.00 ISBN 978-1616147730 In Thunder Forged is part of the Iron Kingdoms Chronicles, which are stories based on the Warmachine steam-powered fantasy wargame. I have never played Warmachine (sorry, Pedro), so I was not completely familiar …

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Book Review: Myths and Legends 1: Jason and The Argonauts

Myths and Legends 1: Jason and the Argonauts Neil Smith 80 pages, Osprey Publishing Paperback, $17.95 ISBN: 978-1780967226 Myths and Legends 1: Jason and the Argonauts is 80 pages of awesome. When I first got my hands on this book, I thought it was a roleplaying game supplement. I love RPGs, so I was drawn …

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Book Review: A Discourse in Steel: A Tale of Egil and Nix

A Discourse in Steel: A Tale of Egil and Nix Paul S. Kemp 352 pages, Angry Robot Paperback, $7.19 ISBN 978-0857662538 A Discourse in Steel: A Tale of Egil and Nix is the second tale of these intriguing “heroes.” The first book, The Hammer and the Blade, introduced our world to Egil and Nix, and …

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Book Review: Angst

Angst David J. Pedersen 374 pages, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Paperback, $16.95 Kindle, $0.99 ISBN 978-1452824086 In the fantasy genre, turning forty is akin to a death sentence . . . well, it is young for a wizard or a sage, but for someone who aspired to be a knight, you might as well box …

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Book Review: Titans Rising: The Calling

Titans Rising: The Calling D.E. Varni 460 pages, D.E. Varni Paperback, $15.99 Kindle, $7.99 ISBN 978-0615566955 Eight years after the first intergalactic war, known as the Sol War, unemployment amongst veterans is rampant and that percentage is even higher for troops known as Specials. Specials are a breed of veterans with superhuman powers. Not knowing …

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Book Review: Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy: Raiding the Temple of Wisdom

Part of the Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy: Raiding the Temple of Wisdom attempts to apply the cerebral and lofty concepts and theories of philosophy to an iconic roleplaying game. A review by David Gerding says that there is a chance that you’ll dig this book. I think he should …

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