The Immortals

I really enjoyed this book. Jordanna Brodsky has an amazing depth of knowledge about Greek mythology* and really did a great job merging ancient mythology with a modern world setting. The main character (Selene, aka Artemis) is interesting and well developed. The story pacing was great, and the payoff in the end didn’t seem forced or hurried. Passes the Bechtel test easily, even with a strong romantic element to the tale. Definitely rated T for Teen due to some sexuality and graphic violence. Overall a great read and highly recommended for anyone who enjoys the “magical modern” genre. I’m sure

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Boss Fight: The Twenty-Sided Sorceress Volume 2

 The second collected books in the saga of the Twenty-Sided Sorceress brings the series to a close in a climactic battle with the BBEG evil ex-boyfriend.  I really enjoyed the first part of the series but I have to admit that the second part seemed… rushed? The pace seemed to move at almost breakneck speed and I really feel that a lot of opportunity was missed here. It felt a lot like a D&D game where the DM had a great concept and a lot of build up but somewhere lost the story. The BBEG guy makes his assault and

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Cover - Annie Bellet - Level Grind

Level Grind: The Twenty-Sided Sorceress Volume 1

So, I have to admit I really wanted to hate this book. I bought it on a whim because I was looking for something new to read, and I’ve made a decision to try and support new authors, and specifically new women authors because nouveau feminist father of a daughter. Anyhow, at first glance it had everything I knew I would hate:  Cliched love affairs, an edgy but sexy protagonist, and a pile of pop culture references sprinkled all through the first page. /sigh. BUT it’s actually a really fun story. I gotta give Annie Bellet props. She wrote a

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Welcome

I’ve started a blog. I know I’m a middle aged, heterosexual white guy so this is just one more voice in a sea of the majority. But hey, it’s my voice and it’s the only one I have. Anyhow, I hope to post little tidbits that might be useful to others, such as quick book reviews, thoughts on video games, and other musings in my general nerdy world. Take it for what it’s worth.

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