Book Reviews

Review: When Elves Die by Richard Poche

when elves die

When Elves Die is the debut novel of author Richard Poche.  It’s a traditional medieval fantasy tale, with all the mainstays and characterizations that are expected from the dark fantasy genre. Here we have tribal clans of elves, cruel, brutish orcs, violent martial barbarians, evil witches, pure princesses, and even vampire-like creatures called killtooths.  In essence, When Elves Die is ... Read More »

Review: Divine Roosters and Angry Clowns by Frank Crimi

Divine Roosters and Angry Clowns

If there’s chicklit, Divine Roosters and Angry Clowns by Frank Crimi should be put in the category of Dude Lit. This is especially true because the novel is reminiscent of “The Big Lebowski” and the Coen brothers at their most zany. Tarantino is in there as well. Talking about filmmakers is an appropriate starting point because this novel is distinctly ... Read More »

Review: Shadow of the Raven by Millie Thom

Shadow of the Raven

The real-life tales of 9th-century England are brought to life in Millie Thom’s book, Shadow of the Raven, the first book in the Sons of Kings trilogy. The book mixes fact and fiction, with the two main characters in rivalling kingdoms being true-life English royal Alfred of Wessex, son of ‘Aethelwulf The Great’ and the fictional Eadwulf of Mercia (although his ... Read More »

Review: Becoming Generation Flux by Miles Anthony Smith

generation flux

The invention of retirement and myth of life-long employment are lies that we have accepted as fact, and until recently, have held mostly true. Becoming Generation Flux: Why Traditional Career Planning is Dead: How to be Agile, Adapt to Ambiguity, and Develop Resilience by Miles Anthony Smith is an eye-opening business book. Just the title alone is a bit terrifying. ... Read More »