Category Archives: Fantasy and Science Fiction

LCG Report: Legend of the Five Rings

One collectable card game that I was always interested in, but never managed to find players to play with, was Legends of the Five Rings, a card game that concentrated heavily on storytelling through its organised play events. Now, the … Continue reading

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White Night (Jim Butcher) book review

The ninth book of The Dresden Files sees Jim Butcher use his first major flashback scene of the series. It’s a technique that Butcher doesn’t use often, but it’s very effective in this case. Harry has never been the cheeriest … Continue reading

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Proven Guilty (Jim Butcher) book review

The eighth book of The Dresden Files moves back to a smaller scale after the apocalyptic trimmings of Dead Beat. The book focuses on the relationships Harry has with Murphy and with the Carpenter family, whilst Harry investigates the odd … Continue reading

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Dead Beat (Jim Butcher) review

Returning to my read-through of The Dresden Files before the next book gets published… The Dresden Files aren’t horror stories, despite the trappings of vampires, zombies and the odd occasional evil spirit. They’re very firmly rooted in the Urban Fantasy … Continue reading

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Blood Rites (Jim Butcher) book review

Love and family are important themes in the sixth book of The Dresden Files and are brought into sharp juxtaposition with the setting for much of the story: the set of a pornographic movie. Much of the action revolves around … Continue reading

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Death Masks (Jim Butcher) book review

The fifth book of The Dresden Files is a damn good book. Two major plots wind their way through the book: a hunt for the Shroud of Turin, and a duel with one of the major vampires of the Red … Continue reading

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Summer Knight (Jim Butcher) book review

The fourth book in The Dresden Files does not quite reach the heights that the third and fifth books do, but it is still a worthy book. Harry is not in a good place as the book begins, still reeling … Continue reading

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Grave Peril (Jim Butcher) book review

And this is where it gets good. Grave Peril, the third book in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, starts about a year after the events of Fool Moon. It’s rather worth emphasising that point: this book takes place a year … Continue reading

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Fool Moon (Jim Butcher) book review

The second book in The Dresden Files, Fool Moon, sees Harry Dresden come up against werewolves, about six months after the events in the first book. And, in the sense of not letting anyone get left out, Jim Butcher includes … Continue reading

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Storm Front (Jim Butcher) review

With the fifteenth volume of Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files series about to be released (just over a fortnight away as I write these words), I thought it was an appropriate time to reread the series. And to write a … Continue reading

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