Sunday, 25 September 2016

What Makes a Castle Look Lived In? Surprisingly, only a light touch needed.

OK, strange question but walking around Leeds Castle today they had a Flower Festival and it didn't half make the castle feel lived in. Castles are usually cold and sterile but a few flowers made the place seem more vibrant, as though the occupants from the 12th century were just about to pop around for tea (or mead??). Anyway, it was a nice touch. Perhaps a few dragons next time...

With winter looming (for all you Game of Thrones fans) it reminds me of the tradition of decorating halls with evergreen at Christmas (or Yule perhaps). That really brightens even the dullest room.




Sunday, 18 September 2016

Goodreads Giveaway - Only 3 Days Left. Hurry, Please Enter.



 
 


    Goodreads Book Giveaway
 

   

        Legacy of the Eldric by David  Burrows
   

   

     


          Legacy of the Eldric
     
     


          by David  Burrows
     

     

         
            Giveaway ends September 21, 2016.
         
         
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Reviewing an Old Read: Night Angel Series

The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1)The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was reviewing some books I've read and thought I'd share this one on the Night Angel Series, staring with The Way of he Shadows.
I enjoyed this book immensely and would highly recommend it. It reminds me of the game - Assassin's Creed and the books may have spun out the game (or is it visa versa?). The characterisation is especially good whilst the tale is very brutal at times. Very gritty and lots of character detail. The thieves are very believable characters and very well developed.

Kylar is brought up in the gutters and dreams of finding a way out. His path crosses that of one of the top assassins and, crazy as it seems, he is smitten with the idea of becoming one.

Good plot with plenty of suspense. As a warning though, Brent Weeks has lots of imagination but reading his books can at times be a challenge. I read a few paragraphs and was left wondering what I'd just read.


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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Great Amazon Review for Legacy of the Eldric. Thanks!

Format: Kindle Edition
Legacy of the Eldric is a book that's hard to put down as you're led through the twists and turns of the story. Well written with strong characters that develop with the plot. Can't wait to find out what happens next!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/review

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Goodreads Giveaway - Celebrating the New Cover for Legacy of the Eldric



 
 


    Goodreads Book Giveaway
 

   

        Legacy of the Eldric by David  Burrows
 
          Legacy of the Eldric
   
          by David  Burrows
     
     
            Giveaway ends September 21, 2016.
       
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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Legend of Tarzan

OK so I'm a big fan of the novels, but using every unbiased bone in my body I thought this was by the far best Tarzan film I've seen since my childhood. The script wasn't taken from an Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) novel which is a shame, but it had all the ingredients of these epic tales. I wasn't a fan of Greystoke, Legend of Tarzan. That dwelt on Tarzan's upbringing with the apes, which was relatively close to the book, but then it deviated hugely from the book when he is in civilisation and that ruined it for me. 

Legend of Tarzan gets it right in my view. Lord Clayton in London is indistinguishable from other lords. But, once in the jungle, he becomes Tarzan and, like the books, he is an immovable force that nothing can stop (Alexanader Skarsgard plays an apt role). All ERB's books have the heroin in dire straights and the hero having to rescue her. Legend of Tarzan uses that theme but brings it up to date with a modern slant that Jane isn't quite as helpless as the villains would like. Margot Robbie is nicely cast as Jane. 

The scenes shot in Africa are beautiful. The CGI is good and the apes play their part well. The tale uses flashbacks into Tarzan's upbringing and I thought that worked well. The story is an adventure and doesn't dwell too much on his past. Instead it's a romp across Africa with diamonds at the heart of the tale. Great stuff.




http://legendoftarzan.com/

Monday, 4 July 2016

Coming Soon New Book Covers for the Prophecy of the Kings

I have just invested in new book covers for my books. Let me know what you think. these are the Kindle versions and may take a few days to appear. All comments welcome