My Top 5 Favorite Books of 2020

2020 is finally almost over. For many, this year will be remembered as the year of COVID-19. Despite the pandemic, lockdowns, and quarantines, one of my silver linings for 2020 was the opportunity to do a lot of reading. In today’s post, I am going to list my top 5 favorite books that I readContinue reading “My Top 5 Favorite Books of 2020”

Book Review: The Way of Kings

The Way of Kings is the first book in The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson. It was first published in 2010. After reading Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy and his work in finishing Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, I decided it was time to dive into Sanderson’s own epic fantasy series, The Stormlight Archives. StatedContinue reading “Book Review: The Way of Kings”

The Wheel Of Time Character Examination – Matrim Cauthon

WARNING SPOILERS The Wheel of Time is one of the most epic fantasy series in existence, spanning fourteen books (fifteen if you count the prequel). Within the series there are over 2700 named characters, including the main characters, the Edmond’s Field Five. If you are reading this, then you likely know the main protagonist ofContinue reading “The Wheel Of Time Character Examination – Matrim Cauthon”

Book Review: Red Seas Under Red Skies (Minor Spoilers)

Red Seas Under Red Skies is the second book in the Gentleman Bastards series by Scott Lynch. It was first published in 2007, and it is the sequel to The Lies of Locke Lamora, which I reviewed previously here. I enjoyed reading Red Seas Under Red Skies, but it was not quite as good asContinue reading “Book Review: Red Seas Under Red Skies (Minor Spoilers)”

Science Fiction vs. Fantasy – Is There A Difference?

Quite often science fiction and fantasy are lumped together as one category, whether it be at the bookstore or while browsing online streaming services for movies and television shows. We have two different words for these genres, but they seem to always be discussed together. Here, we will explore whether the distinction is warranted, andContinue reading “Science Fiction vs. Fantasy – Is There A Difference?”

The Expanse Season 5 – Slow Burn At Launch

The first three episodes for season 5 of The Expanse are now streaming on Amazon Prime. If you are new to The Expanse, it is a science fiction television series based on the book series written by James S.A. Corey. In the future, humans have colonized the solar system, and the main factions that haveContinue reading “The Expanse Season 5 – Slow Burn At Launch”

Terry Goodkind’s Children Of D’Hara And Its Place In The Sword Of Truth Universe

If you have read my prior blog post, Top 5 Must Read Fantasy Books, then you will know that I am huge fan of Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series. Unfortunately, Terry Goodkind passed away earlier this year at the age of 72. It saddened me greatly to learn about his death, and I giveContinue reading “Terry Goodkind’s Children Of D’Hara And Its Place In The Sword Of Truth Universe”

The Mandalorian Season 2 Finale Gives Us The Sequel We Always Wanted

WARNING MASSIVE SPOILERS. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We finally got to see Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in all his glory. In many ways Luke’s scene in the finale was quite similar to Darth Vader’s scene at the end of Rogue One, but instead of carving through rebels, Luke, with green lightsaber in hand,Continue reading “The Mandalorian Season 2 Finale Gives Us The Sequel We Always Wanted”

The Veil Between The Real World And Magic

Worlds of magic are always right at your fingertips, but you may go through an entire lifetime without noticing it. In the books, movies, and television shows we love, the worlds of magic are often so close to the “normal” world, and the doorways are always hidden in plain sight. In the Harry Potter series,Continue reading “The Veil Between The Real World And Magic”

HBO’s ‘Raised By Wolves’ Review

In September 2020, HBO released a new science fiction series entitled Raised By Wolves. The creator is Aaron Guzikowski, and the executive producer is Ridley Scott, most famously known for the Alien movies. Scott also directed the first two episodes. Over the past two days, I watched all ten episodes of the first season. HereContinue reading “HBO’s ‘Raised By Wolves’ Review”