The Templars (a book review)

  Ah, the Templars. So much mystery, so much legend, so many trashy adventure novels written about them. And I mean trashy in a good way, because I bought those adventure novels. God help me, I bought them. But who were the Templars really? There are actually a lot books written about them, so which... Continue Reading →

Valor (a book review)

When we last left our intrepid heroes, they were scattered across the land, either betrayed, hunted by several armies, or both. Many unexpected losses occurred along the way. Few were yet aware of the ultimate plans of their enemies, or even who exactly their enemies were. I would now like to point out that everything... Continue Reading →

Malice (a book review)

Okay, so I rail against long fantasy epics all the time, knowing full-well that I'll have to walk that back one day. Today is that day. I can already see my enemies at the gates, laughing and shouting "I told you so!" First, a definition: Long Fantasy Epic: Noun - Any story that takes 4... Continue Reading →

The Plantagenets (a book review)

“On his wedding day Geoffrey of Anjou was a tall, bumptious teenager with ginger hair, a seemingly inexhaustible energy, and a flair for showmanship.” – From the opening chapter of The Plantagenets. In 1128 Geoffrey count of Anjou married Empress Matilda, the daughter of Norman king Henry I. Empress Matilda’s husband had died unexpectedly three... Continue Reading →

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