Book Review – The Death of the Necromancer

THE DEATH OF THE NECROMANCER is an almost pitch-perfect fantasy novel by Martha Wells. This is the first novel I’ve read by Martha Wells, but I’m sure I’ll read many more of her books. There are several reasons why: First, it is rare to find a...

Review – Necromancer’s House

Christopher Buehlman weaves together some truly fascinating mythology with the gritty reality of a “modern” warlock to create a downbeat story of love, loss, addiction and magic. I love the concept of a modern-day set of wizards who use materials at hand...

Masters of Disguise: Women Who Lived as Men

One thing I’d like to mention is that some readers and reviewers have pointed out that they’ve found it a little unbelievable that a woman could live disguised as a man for years, without anyone noticing. What’s interesting about that is that these reviewers (often...

All Hallows Read

So what is All Hallow’s Read? All Hallow’s Read is a Hallowe’en tradition. It’s simply that in the week of Hallowe’en, or on the night itself, you give someone a scary book.   Scholars have traced its origins as far back as this blog post. Is this instead of Trick or...

Our Place in the Universe: Get Perspective

Everything is relative. You don’t need to be Einstein to understand that. A human is as big to an ant as a building may be to him. However, the world always seems such a huge place; so many countries, cities, forests, oceans, lakes, icebergs. So many animals and...