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Scarlet Heroes
3.33
it was amazing
A brilliant rpg designed for two people (one GM, one player). Unlike most fantasy RPGs this one is squarely in the pulp sword and sorcery camp of Lieb ...more
Sep 08, 2016
Sep 11, 2016
 
Patch 17
4.06
it was ok
Picked this one up to try out this "litrpg" genre i've seen trending all over the place. Not sure if this is a bad example, or if i'm just not the tar ...more
Aug 14, 2017
Aug 13, 2017
 
Without a Summer (Glamourist Histories, #3)
3.92
it was amazing
After reading the first novel in Kowal's Glamourist Histories series, I was concerned that the following novels didn't seem to have anywhere else to g ...more
Jun 22, 2015
Jun 21, 2015
 
The Bone Clocks
3.82
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I wanted to enjoy this book, really I did. Much in the way I wanted to enjoy "Death of a Salesman" when it was on at a local theatre ...more
Mar 17, 2016
Mar 16, 2016
 
Of Noble Family
4.16
it was amazing
This book was horrifying, terrifying, horrible, emotional, wonderful, amazing.

At twice the length of previous novels in this series, this one definite
...more
Jun 24, 2015
Jun 24, 2015
 
Valour and Vanity
3.98
it was amazing
Once again, Kowal has shifted the type of novel she is writing with the fourth book in her award winning series. If the first was an Austen Regency Ro ...more
Jun 23, 2015
Jun 22, 2015
 
Realms of Infamy (Forgotten Realms: Anthologies, #2)
3.62
liked it
I don't tend to expect a great deal from shared-world fiction in general as they often sell based more on the popularity of the setting than the quali ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Mar 09, 2011
 
Glamour in Glass (Glamourist Histories, #2)
3.76
it was amazing
Much like the previous book in the series, Glamour in Glass starts slowly in Kowal's charming, Austenesque way, and builds to a page-turning, action f ...more
Jun 22, 2015
Jun 19, 2015
 
The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump
3.86
it was amazing
I didn't think I was going to enjoy this book so much, the idea was cool but the idea of swapping all modern conveniences for magical ones just seemed ...more
Mar 12, 2016
Mar 04, 2016
 
Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories, #1)
3.49
it was amazing
At first blush it's difficult to know what to make of this book, Shades of Milk and Honey, by Mary Robinette Kowal. The tagline description I read som ...more
Jun 19, 2015
Jun 30, 2013
 
Dungeons & Dragons
4.18
really liked it
Like many of my generation of gamers I started out with an copy of the red-box set. Mine was second hand, found on a market stall and though the box i ...more
Mar 20, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
 
Furious
3.15
it was ok
I wrote in an update that this book was not headed for a happy ending. Despite the fact that I generally much prefer happy endings, this was for the g ...more
Mar 09, 2017
Jun 29, 2016
 
Player's Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition)
4.55
really liked it
The 5th edition player's handbook gets 3 stars for the rules system and the flavour material in the book itself, and an extra star for being an absolu ...more
May 03, 2015
May 04, 2015
 
Critical Failures
3.80
really liked it
From a fairly trite premise, Robert Bevan managed to pull out quite an amusing story, with some real laugh out loud moments in it. Some of the jokes a ...more
Sep 29, 2016
Sep 28, 2016
 
A Natural History of Hell: Stories
3.97
really liked it
An exception and surprising collection of short stories that are both fantastic and creepy. I do not normally care for horror a great deal, and these ...more
Oct 11, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
 
The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)
4.14
it was amazing
This is a fantastic book that I found all the more enjoyable thanks to the narrative talents of Steven Pacey. I can wholeheartedly recommend the audib ...more
Oct 18, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
 
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)
4.36
it was amazing
Brandon Sanderson has created an incredible epic in this Mistborn trilogy and the second book does not disappoint - packed with as many revelations an ...more
Jun 07, 2009
May 17, 2009
 
Swords and Deviltry (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser #1)
3.89
liked it
In the end, a very nice introduction to Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser that at times, particularly in I'll-met in lanhkmar, felt very howard-esque.

It lef
...more
Dec 04, 2017
Sep 25, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
 
Gun Heaven 3
2.50
liked it
None
Dec 23, 2015
Dec 29, 2015
 
Sprawl Sites (Shadowrun)
3.20
liked it
None
Mar 21, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
 
Paranormal Animals of North America
3.75
liked it
None
Apr 03, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
 
Find Your Own Truth (Shadowrun: Secrets of Power, #3)
3.77
really liked it
None
Mar 24, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
 
Choose Your Enemies Carefully (Shadowrun: Secrets of Power, #2)
3.74
really liked it
None
Mar 22, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
 
Swords Against Death (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser #2)
4.06
really liked it
None
Oct 25, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
 
Realms of Valor (Forgotten Realms: Anthologies, #1)
3.56
it was ok
None
Oct 26, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
 
Swords in the Mist
4.06
it was amazing
None
Nov 04, 2010
Nov 04, 2010
 
Swords Against Wizardry (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, #4)
4.10
really liked it
None
Nov 09, 2010
Nov 09, 2010
 
The Swords of Lankhmar
4.08
really liked it
None
Nov 17, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
The Emerald Atlas (The Books of Beginning, #1)
3.92
liked it
None
Nov 17, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Swords and Ice Magic (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, #6)
3.99
really liked it
None
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 27, 2010
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