Monday, 8 February 2016

Wrath of the wolf - C.L.Werner



Part eight in the Space Wolves Quick Reads series

The concluding chapter in Ulrik the Slayer’s mission to liberate Logan Grimnar from his Chaos captors brings the sons of Fenris into the Eye of Terror itself...

READ IT BECAUSE
It's the final part and the final battle for the fate of the Space Wolves. All the threads from the series tie together in a final apocalytic showdown.

DESCRIPTION Ulrik the Slayer and Krom Dragongaze have traced the missing Logan Grimnar to a planet within the Eye of Terror. Beset by Chaos forces and the twisted landscape of the world, the Space Wolves must overcome their own doubts in order to reach their destination. But when they do, they are faced with an enemy so powerful it seems the quest to find the Great Wolf may have been in vain... until aid comes from a wholly unexpected quarter.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Tomb of the Golden Idol - Part Two - Andy Hoare

 

A band of intrepid adventurers led by the mighty dwarf Khargrim Khargrimsson delves into the jungles of Lustria in search of ancient treasure. Facing fiendish traps and the reptilian guardians of lost and hidden temples, they have their ultimate prize clear in their minds - the golden idol in the legendary Tomb of Destiny. But will they turn on one another before the fearsome lizardmen lay even a single claw upon them?

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Tomb of the Golden Idol - part one - Andy Hoare

 

A band of intrepid adventurers led by the mighty dwarf Khargrim Khargrimsson delves into the jungles of Lustria in search of ancient treasure. Facing fiendish traps and the reptilian guardians of lost and hidden temples, they have their ultimate prize clear in their minds - the golden idol in the legendary Tomb of Destiny. But will they turn on one another before the fearsome lizardmen lay even a single claw upon them?

Friday, 5 February 2016

Scent of a Traitor - C.L.Werner



Scent of a Traitor

Part seven in the Space Wolves Quick Reads series

The Space Wolves' quest to find Logan Grimnar brings them to a dreadful truth that threatens to doom the Chapter forever.

READ IT BECAUSE

The epic saga draws close to its conclusion as the true architects of the Space Wolves' woes are uncovered, and Ulrik the Slater heads for a showdown that he may not survive.
 

THE STORY

 Having tracked down the renegade Space Marine being hunted by the Dark Angels, Ulrik the Slayer is faced with a sickening dilemma: he must either fulfill his oath and hand the traitor over to the First Legion, or risk the Chaos Space Marine's manipulations in the hope of learning the whereabouts of the missing Logan Grimnar. Ulrik's choice leads him to yet another disturbing revelation – the Thousand Sons are on the brink of completing a terrible ritual, and only the Space Wolves can stop them.

Friday, 22 January 2016

The Phantom Menace - Terry Brooks


EVERY SAGA HAS A BEGINNING. . .
 
In barren desert lands and seedy spaceports. . . in vast underwater cities and in the blackest depths of space. . . unfolds a tale of good and evil, of myth and magic, of innocence and power.
 
At last the saga that captured the imagination of millions turns back in time to reveal its cloaked origins - the start of a legend - the story of STAR WARS.
 
Based on the screenplay by George Lucas, this novel by the master storyteller Terry Brooks probes the depths of one of the greatest tales of our time, providing rich detail and insight into the minds and motives of the characters - and shedding bold new light on Lucas's brilliant creation.
 
Read this because:
 
As with almost all books, it is superior to the movie. The movie was panned perhaps a little harshly as comparisons were made from childhood experiences of the original Star Wars Trilogy, but the book allows us to go inside the characters more, especially Darth maul; and it reveals young Anakin has more Midi-Chlorian's than even the great Yoda himself!

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The wolf within - Rob sanders




Part six in the Space Wolves Quick Reads series

The search for Logan Grimnar leads the Space Wolves into an uneasy alliance... with their old rivals, the Dark Angels. Chaos is rising and it's going to take both Chapters to stop it. But something else is lurking in the darkness, with a link to the past. But is it the past of the Lion's sons, or Russ'?

READ IT BECAUSE
It's always fun seeing the Space Wolves and Dark Angels together, and when they're both desperate and keeping secrets, the stakes are higher than ever and the tension is deadly...

THE STORY
Newly escaped from Commorragh, Krom and his men are reunited with Ulrik and the rest of the Space Wolves. Temporarily joining forces with the Dark Angels, the Space Wolves land on a hive world to seek a renegade Space Marine who could hold a clue as to the current whereabouts of their missing Chapter Master, Logan Grimnar. But in the depths of a corrupt cathedral, the Space Marines discover foes both mighty and unexpected. Will the fragile alliance between their two Chapters endure?



Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair - Nina Sankovitch


I'm not sure if it was seeing Tolstoy in the title or that magnificent purple chair, but out of the glut of "What I read in a year" I thought I would give this one a go.
 
Far more biography than book review, the start actually made me want to cry. Following that I did understand what Nina was discussing towards feelings about books. Even though Montaigne already mentioned it, there is now science claiming reading fiction can alleviate stress and depression, far better than popping pills where possible.
 
I earned a lot of quotes for my 'book journal' from this one, surprisingly taken from books I would never have acknowledged on my radar.
 
I have a feeling that out of the 'glut' this is one of the better ones and well worth perusing when next in your favourite bookstore.
 
Nina has certainly motivated and inspired me to make the effort to give more time to reading for pleasure, a pursuit that at times gets neglected due to the rush of modern day life.