Character Profile – Sam Vimes from Discworld (My Favorite Character)

Character Name –Sam Vimes (Sir Samuel Vimes Duke of Ankh )

Book / Series they appear in –

Sir Terry Pratchetts Discworld , Primarily the Guards series of books but he crops up in several other later books as a background character later on.First introduced in Guards Guards, he is the lead in a lot of the books that follows and at his absolute best in Night Watch. Continue reading “Character Profile – Sam Vimes from Discworld (My Favorite Character)”

Review of The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Members review by J. Audrey Hammer)

20552180Book one in an epic fantasy of intrigue and empire, for fans of George R. R. Martin and Douglas Hulick.

The circle is closing. The stakes are high. And old truths will live again . . .

The Emperor has been murdered, leaving the Annurian Empire in turmoil. Now his progeny must bury their grief and prepare to unmask a conspiracy.

His son Valyn, training for the empire’s deadliest fighting force, hears the news an ocean away. He expected a challenge, but after several ‘accidents’ and a dying soldier’s warning, he realizes his life is also in danger. Yet before Valyn can take action, he must survive the mercenaries’ brutal final initiation. Continue reading “Review of The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Members review by J. Audrey Hammer)”

Book of the Month Review Sci-Fi May – Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

350Definitely an interesting choice for BOTM. To say it was a mixed response would be an understatement but it definitely generated discussion.

Not one I really enjoyed and my review was as follows –

An extremely rare 1 star read for me (my first rating this low in several years. Continue reading “Book of the Month Review Sci-Fi May – Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein”

Here be dragons…

Over on Dragons & Jetpacks we have a thread (Geeky Bakery) devoted to all things geeky to come out of the kitchen.

It is a place to share (read ‘politely brag’) about the awesome things we have created that have been inspired by the books we have read, games we have played and films and TV we have watched…

…and we have some super talented people! Book-shaped cakes, Haunted House cakes, biscuits and faerie cakes… I must stop or I will start to drool – go check it out and show us  your bakes!

I love food and books so what better than food inspired by the books we love. I often find that food and feasts are so well described in science-fiction and fantasy, it really immerses you in the cultures and situations of the story and you can almost taste the food as you read.
Continue reading “Here be dragons…”