The Stormlight Archives Redux, As the Series is Two Books In

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Borrowed from brandonsanderson.com

As we’re in the middle of the holiday season, this is a good time for a more rambling post. Earlier this year, I read Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance, the first two installments in The Stormlight Archives epic fantasy series. (For those not already familiar with the series, the posts on those books will make far more sense, and this one will contain spoilers.) I loved both books to death, enough that I did for them what I almost never do for any book–I reread them. Continue reading “The Stormlight Archives Redux, As the Series is Two Books In”

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Critical Role: Shaking Up the Status Quo and Internal Struggles

 

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Borrowed from geekandsundry.com

Genre: Fantasy RPG

Synopsis: A group of professional voice actors play Dungeons and Dragons, forming a party of adventurers. The party is currently embroiled in a conflict against an enemy from Percy’s past, a devious, cruel, and powerful couple who’d killed his family. Percy must face them even as they influence all of the people around him and his friends…while trying not to lose himself in the process. Continue reading “Critical Role: Shaking Up the Status Quo and Internal Struggles”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, the Less Powerful Though Still Good Closing of the Franchise

 

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Borrowed from thetorchentertainmentguide.com

Genre: Dystopian/Sci-fi

Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen  is the face of the revolution against the Capitol, after the destruction of her district. And now it’s time for the final showdown. But complicating things is the rescue of Peeta, who’s been psychologically reprogrammed through a combination of torture and drugs to believe that Katniss is a monster who needs to be killed. And now Katniss, accompanied by her friends and a struggling Peeta, needs to end things, once and for all. And decide what the future is going to be. Continue reading “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, the Less Powerful Though Still Good Closing of the Franchise”

Agents of SHIELD: Twists of Character

 

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Borrowed from imovies.vn

Genre: Action/Superhero

Synopsis:

S1: Agent Coulson is somehow mysteriously alive after dying during the Avengers crisis, and he’s putting together his own team now. It should be business as usual, but gradually the secrets within SHIELD catch up with Coulson, his team, and the entire organization. Continue reading “Agents of SHIELD: Twists of Character”

Court of Fives, and an Obstacle Course Racing Protagonist Between Two Worlds

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Borrowed from kateelliott.com

Genre: YA Fantasy

Synopsis: Jes and her sisters have grown up between two worlds. Their Patron father is a lower member of the aristocracy, in a land which his people had conquered. Their Common mother comes from a world and a culture that they are never allowed to know. Jes is raised akin to a Patron, but could never belong to that world. Still, she plays the part of the dutiful daughter so as not to bring shame to her father…except for one thing. Continue reading “Court of Fives, and an Obstacle Course Racing Protagonist Between Two Worlds”