Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Back to Work

Ugh!!! Yes, its December 29th 2010 and Im in the office. Major bummer. Still, its quiet and Im getting a chance to get some writing done as I write out the events of each chapter for my potential number one fantasy best seller, or simply my own personal triumph of writing a book and keeping it forever hidden away on a USB stick never to be published.
So Christmas has been and gone and the misery begins again. One great thing that happened to me over the holidays was that I recieved a Kindle as a present from the wife. I must say its brilliant, although I was suprised at how many books that I wanted to buy which were not actualy available. I finished reading Darth Bane Rule of Two and was pleasently suprised to find that the third in the series, Dynasty of Evil was available on Kindle. A couple of minutes later and it was downloaded and ready for reading. Strange that the two books in the series before it were not available.
So yes, I can seriously recommend buying Amazons kindle reader and I can also definately recommend reading Rule of Two just for the finale. Brilliantly written, as I have mentioned in my Goodreads review, for the first time ever I truly understood how powerful the Sith were and why the Jedi feared them. I now have two books on the go, the first I already mentioned, the second is the new Assassins Creed book which I will post my opinions on at a later date as Im only on the first chapter.

Friday, December 17, 2010

December 2010

So as you know, Im currently playing Dragon Age. Well, I just ordered Mass Effect 2 for the pc. At £13 from Amazon, you know you cant go wrong with that choice. Also ordered a HDMI cable. Will finaly shift the PS3 upstairs and hook it up to my pc monitor. Maybe I'll finally get to play Uncharted 2 and complete it.
I am also currently reading Star Wars Rule of Two. Its my second SW book, the first obviously being about Darth Bane. This one continues his story with his new found sith apprentice. Its very good although the description of the action doesnt quite get the juices flowing. The feel of the charcters on the other hand is described brilliantly. You can feel Banes cold hatred ooze from his every breath. So anybody who is thinking of reading a SW book but doesnt know where to start, go to the beginning with the Darth Bane set.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dragon Age

I've been getting well into Dragon Age on the PC lately. Its fantastic. Got stuck on a section so was forced to go online and look for a walkthrough. I hate resorting to walkthroughs but I had no choice. Despite the fact that I have been playing this for about a month, I found Im not even 15% into the game. Its huge. This is what I call value for money. Too many developers seem to feel that 6 hours of play time is enough for ones £40 these days. Chuck in some online play and its justified. Well, its not as not everybody wants to play online.
Anyway, Im going off track. If you want a massive adventure game with magic and swords, get this. Once this is done with, I think Ill give Mass Effect 2 a go.
My character is a lesbian mage by the way.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Black Prism

Brent Weeks, author of the brilliant Night Angel trilogy brings you the Black Prism, a story about a man who is known as the Prism because he can harness all the colours of the world and use it as magic. There are others who can use certain colours to perform magical feats, some who can use multiple colours. Sounds interesting but I actually found this a little dull. Add that to the fact that it took me reading over a quarter of the book before I got my head around the system. Anyway, the story was good, the characters are okay but I found myself far more intersted in some of the more minor characters than the main ones.
The world was difficult to visualize and maybe my mental magical world dictionary is not vast enough to understand all the words he used to describe things such as luxin and chromeria. I was suprised when I read reviews by some saying they really tried but simply could not get into this book until I began reading it myself. Its the second time this has happened where I expected an authors new work to match the brilliance of their original work. It was an enjoyable enough read all the way through and I am looking forward to the next one, but let this be a warning, just because you liked the Night Angel Trilogy, it doesnt mean you will like this.