Towers of Midnight Review: Turning to face the end of the world

By James Huggins on

Long-time readers know to expect political intrigue, clashing ideologies and heroes facing simultaneous supernatural crises from Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. As the series progressed, however, I found the quality of the books declining sharply. Well-written characters became insufferable as they languished in meandering arcs, fascinating politics became an insoluble morass, and the setting …

Geeky Gift Guide: Books & Comics

By geeklyinc on

The Library at Mount Char – for your friend who loves Tarantino and David Fincher, anyone who prefers White Wolf to D&D, fans of Lovecraft, librarians, anyone whose favorite Christmas movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas. City of Stairs – for the person in your gaming group who always figures out the optimal moves (and …

The Shards of Heaven Review: Such High Hopes for Historically Accurate Fantasy

By Karie Luidens on

The Shards of Heaven seems like a dream come true for a whole slew of my geeky cravings: ancient civilizations, Western philosophy, speculative theology, all rolled into one by an author with a degree in history. Historical fiction written by a historian! This is almost as exciting as science fiction written by a scientist. You …