Category: Books

Reviews: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Furies of Calderon, Academ's Fury, The Age of Napoleon, Changes, Empire of Liberty

June 27th, 2010
Well, we're moving back to Washington D.C. (actually, Virginia) this week, so if I want to not lose track of what I've read I better get it down! The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson - 9/10 A superlative finale to the "Girl Who"… more »

Reviews: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, Last Argument of Kings, King Leopold's Ghost, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire

May 20th, 2010
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie - 7.5/10 A promising start to a "dark" fantasy series. The characters are intriguing, the world is not particularly complex but nonetheless interesting, the plot moves along well. It spoke well for this book that alt… more »

Reviews: The Burning Land, Revolutionary Characters, Empires of the Atlantic World, Mysteries of the Middle Ages

April 19th, 2010
The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell - 7/10 Another enjoyable story in Cornwell's Anglo-Saxon series. Nothing to write home about, and Cornwell really stretches credulity in the way he returns Uthred to the side of Wessex, but a fun read nonetheless.… more »

Not with a Bang but a Crackle and some sort of 'Bamf'

March 30th, 2010
Forget all this claptrap about the world ending in 2012; the world is actually going to end in 2013. That 2012 date is stupid, anyway - so the Mayan calendar is coming to an end. Oh no! It's December! The calendar is ending! Midnight on December 31 is c… more »

Reviews: The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Archer's Tale, Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, The Nine

February 25th, 2010
The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell - 8/10 The first four novels in Cornwell's 'Saxon Chronicles', these books are set in ninth century England, at a time when Saxons and Danes (aka Vikings) are con… more »