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Book Review: Into The Jungle

Into The Jungle (Dungeons & Dragons:  Endless Quest), by Matt Forbeck This book serves as a reminder of the immense difficulty of creating compelling choose your own adventure stories.  After all, such stories depend on a variety of matters, including … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson And The Olympians #5)

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson And The Olympians #5), by Rick Riordan This book’s title expresses a nice sentiment.  The Last Olympian refers to Hestia, the guardian of the hearth, who is often forgotten in this series and in general … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Hero (The Heroes Of Olympus #1)

The Lost Hero (The Heroes Of Olympus #1), by Rick Riordan There is an essential problem with this book that suggests that Riordan has not learned the lesson of his problems in previous volumes, showing that while he can write … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sea Of Monsters (Percy Jackson And The Olympians #2)

The Sea Of Monsters (Percy Jackson And The Olympians #2), by Rick Riordan As this is the fourth book by this author that I have read so far, I have to admit that this one is the best of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sword Of Summer (Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard #1)

The Sword Of Summer, by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard #1) This book is the start of another series that seeks to mine the mythos of heathen European religious past for a polytheistic perspective that wishes … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lightning Thief (Percy & The Olympians #1)

The Lightning Thief (Percy & The Olympians #1), by Rick Riordan, illutrated by John Rocco It’s hard to see why this book got enough hype in order to have a failed movie series based on it.  This is not a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writer’s Map

The Writer’s Map:  An Atlas Of Imaginary Lands, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones Cartography is a somewhat underappreciated aspect of fantasy literature, and this book does a good job at putting fantasy literature with a sense of place that helps both … Continue reading

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Book Review: Literary Wonderlands

Literary Wonderlands:  A Journey Through The Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created, edited by Laura Miller Leftists ruin everything, even an enjoyment of the imaginative locations of speculative fiction.  That is not to say that this book is worthless.  On the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elminster’s Forgotten Realms

Ed Greenwood Presents Elminister’s Forgotten Realms, by Ed Greenwood This was a very interesting book, and it helps demonstrate some of the ways that the creativity of various people helped to make the Dungeons & Dragons universe as rich as … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origins Of Tolkien’s Middle-earth For Dummies

The Origins Of Tolkien’s Middle-earth For Dummies, by Greg Harvey As someone who has read a few books in this particular series [1], and other series like it, I often ponder whether such a book like this is necessary.  I … Continue reading

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