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When Demons Walk by Patricia Briggs - A Review

When Demons Walk is Patricia Briggs third novel and also the third in her loosely connected Sianim books. This is actually the most loosely connected of all as there are no recurring characters and it’s set in a different part of that world.

It’s also the most polished of the three books. As with her previous work, Briggs gives us a strong female lead character and pairs her up with an…

Weekly Comic Book Reviews 9/3/06

This entry is part 5 of 16 in the series Weekly Comic Book Reviews

Welcome to the latest post of my weekly comic book reviews. There are four reviews this week, all of them Marvel titles. I’ve noticed that most of my recent reviews have been of Marvel Comics. If people have suggestions for other series to read and review, please add a comment below and I’ll see what I can…

Steal the Dragon by Patricia Briggs, a Review

Steal the Dragon is Patricia Briggs second book and is an indirect sequel of sorts to her first, Masques. I say indirect, because while the book is set in the same fantasy world as Masques and obliquely references some of the events of the previous book, only a couple of minor characters make it into the new book

Instead we are presented with a new heroine, the former slave and now…

Weekly Comic Book Reviews 8/27/06

This entry is part 3 of 16 in the series Weekly Comic Book Reviews

I know, the weekly comic book reviews seem to be a day later every week. I should probably aim to have them published on Sunday or Monday each week instead of trying to rush my reading and reviewing into 3 days. Just another couple of reviews this week.

Daredevil #88
Writer: Ed Brubaker
Artist: David Aja
Publisher: Marvel
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On the…

Masques by Patricia Briggs, A Review

Masques is Patricia Briggs first novel and it does show in places. Masques gives us what I would consider a standard fantasy world. Set in a medieval equivalent word with elements of magic, dragons, evil wizards and gods thrown in for good measure.

It’s not the most promising start, but Briggs takes these basic elements and moves the story in an unexpected direction. Sure our heroes have to somehow stop the…

Weekly Comic Book Reviews 8/19/06

This entry is part 2 of 16 in the series Weekly Comic Book Reviews

I only have a couple of comic book reviews for you this week. Rather than review every issue I read, I’m picking out significant issues. Beginnings and ends of stories primarily.
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Annihilation #1
Writer: Keith Giffen
Artist: Andrea Divito
Publisher: Marvel

Annihilation is Marvel’s other summer event series. The lead up to this four mini-series featuring Nova, The Silver Surfer, Ronan…

Weekly Comic Book Reviews: Squadron Supreme Issues 1-6

This entry is part 1 of 16 in the series Weekly Comic Book Reviews

J Michael Straczynski’s reworking of the old Marvel Comics Squadron Supreme continues with the new title Squadron Supreme (replacing Supreme Power). Straczynski also continues his long-running collaboration with artist Gary Frank in these issues, with the exception of issue six which is penciled by Juan Barranco.

While I’m a big fan of Gary Frank (and have been since…

Infinite Crisis - A Review

This is a big year for DC Comics. Last year they had a successful Batman movie and this year they have a hit Superman movie. For the first time in a very long time, DC Comics is seeing some mainstream attention. To capitalize on that they released the heavily promoted (it seems like it started 2 years ago) Infinite Crisis mini-series which spun off to affect pretty much the entire…

Return To Green Angel Tower, Part 1 by Tad Williams - Review

Return To Green Angel Tower Part 1 is the first part of the third book of Tad Williams epic fantasy series, Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and I’m pleased to say that I found it several notches better than the previous installment.

Williams writing is as complex and lyrical as ever, but the pace of events dramatically picks up over the course of this book. Now it’s arguable that my problems with…

The Stone of Farewell by Tad Williams, Review

The Stone of Farewell is book two of Tad Williams Memory, Sorrow and Thorn fantasy sequence. I was fairly impressed by book one, The Dragonbone Chair, so could Williams maintain the quality for the second book?

Well his writing is certainly as skillful as ever, unfortunately the slow pace of the first part of The Dragonbone Chair returns in The Stone of Farewell and it doesn’t speed up. There’s a lot of redundancy…

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