The Blade Itself hooked me on the world of the First Law created by Joe Abercrombie. Once I finished it, I found myself needing more […]
The third installment of Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series proves that some writers get better with each passing project. While the first two novels – […]
I’ve heard of Joe Abercrombie – I’ve seen his books on the shelves, but I never picked one up. That was until I chose The Blade Itself on a […]
Nothing beats the feel of paper in your hands. The smell of the pages, the crisp sound of a page turning, the weight of the […]
I love Star Wars (to a point). I love Souls-like games. But, most of all, I love a good story. Fallen Order has all of […]
Welcome to Game Development I have delved into the world of Media Molecule’s magnum opus, Dreams for the PS4. Where the company’s previous games, Little […]
“Difficult” and “impossible” are cousins often mistaken for one another, with very little in common.” Scott Lynch, Red Seas Under Red Skies Here is my […]
“There’s no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated.” I happened upon The Lies of Locke Lamora on Audible as a “you may […]
This post is not about writing games, rather games that have good stories or structures that writers might enjoy. Please note that there is a […]
Behold! An Urban Adventure I was lucky enough to receive Waterdeep: Dragon Heist for Christmas. Having read it cover to cover and run the first […]
Each of the characters in Umbrella Academy is lonely in some way. Each of them fights an internal conflict. The reasons for their isolation and the reasons for their internal conflict are linked to the various mysteries in the series.
A lot of work went into this novel. While the broad strokes of it feel like The Lord of the Rings, the worldbuilding is unique. One becomes aware of a living, breathing world with a rich history and a complex magic system. There are many secrets to pull apart and hidden agendas to guess at.