Interview with indie artist and tattooist Zanneta Barbarigou

I have known Zanneta for a few years, although we have never met in person (yet, still waiting to visit Patras!), as we worked together to produce covers for three of my books namely: High Captain, Hills of the Silent Cries and Ebony Orb. Zanneta had done an excellent job delivering in art what i…

MIDDLE EARTH AS A ROLE PLAYING SETTING

J R R Tolkien not only created a family of fantasy languages, a highly detailed world and the best books of epic fantasy but became the foundation of what in the seventies were the beginning of role playing games. The class ranger the race of haflings are purely because of the books of hobbit and…

INTERVIEW WITH KENNY POWELL, GUITARIST OF OMEN

I first listened to Omen’s song “march on” back in the early 90’s in a cassette compilation a friend of mine had given me and from then on I considered them one of the main bands in epic metal. Of course I couldn’t find or afford their lps and only much latter I found and bought two of the first three albums,…

Ebony Orb paperback is available in KDP!

Finally after great efforts under difficult conditions due to extreme heat i have published the paperback edition of my fourth book “Ebony Orb”. Thus i am eligible for joining The Kindle Storyteller Award 2019 and hope for the best.

Great things are coming, terrible but great nonetheless!

Despite the usual problems of lack of time to write and indulge full time with writing i managed (somehow) to finish the fifth book in the Great Old Ones series, although heavy and serious editing is needed to be ready, a tribute to a great sword and sorcery that died too early Karl Edward Wagner,…

Goodreads reviews 39: Northlanders, Vol. 6: Thor’s Daughter

Northlanders, Vol. 6: Thor’s Daughter by Brian Wood My rating: 2 of 5 stars dirty mean and full of misery the northlanders series continues to make graphic novels that are concerned with the simple down to earth average man not heroes of supernatural beings or something else. the drawing is plain and bad the stories…

Goodreads reviews 38: The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two

The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two by J.R.R. Tolkien My rating: 3 of 5 stars the history of middle earth continues with the second part of the book of lost tales. Another “difficult” book to read and not be entertained! On the other hand the real Tolkien fan is able to watch how the…

Goodreads reviews 37: The Cult of the Sacred Fire

The Cult of the Sacred Fire by Vicente Segrelles My rating: 5 of 5 stars Segrelles not only is a master of medieval-fantasy artwork but created a realistic setting in where he sets his graphic novels. this is a revised edition in hardback thirty years after the first publication with better resolution and many unpublished…

Goodreads reviews 36: First King of Shannara

First King of Shannara by Terry Brooks My rating: 2 of 5 stars i decided to start again the Shannara sagawhen i bought the books ten years ago there were about ten of them but now i learned that there have been added at least five more (prequels and continuing) and there are plans for…

Goodreads reviews 34: The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane

The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard My rating: 5 of 5 stars Solomon Kane is my second favorite Howard hero. he is a man out of his age who lives by the sword and helps the innocent without waiting for rewards. he travels in Africa where all the mysteries have gathered…

Goodreads reviews 33: Gotrek Felix: The Fourth Omnibus

Gotrek Felix: The Fourth Omnibus by Nathan Long My rating: 4 of 5 stars after 4000 pages of gotrek and Felix the saga ends (although there are many ebooks to be read). the first part is concerned with dark elves and a floating city which is punished and destroyed as usual. then there is a…

Goodreads reviews 32: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin My rating: 1 of 5 stars a very bad book overall. i usually dont like coming-of-age and/or YA fantasy and this was one of them. the protagonist became a wizard without doing really nothing just thinking and talking and being beaten by unseen terrors and i…

Goodreads reviews 31: Dragons of Spring Dawning

Dragons of Spring Dawning by Margaret Weis My rating: 4 of 5 stars the third part of the chronicles ends in a vague way, it is victory but it’s not the end. And it is as it should be a book’s ending should not terminate a fantasy setting rather more it should enhance our belief…

Goodreads reviews 30: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have read this book many times when I was younger and when I found this cheap “mature” edition I got it immediately to reread this fabulous story. Despite the fact that if you are not an ichthyologist almost half…

Goodreads reviews 29: Count Brass

Count Brass by Michael Moorcock My rating: 5 of 5 stars this is the second tale of hawkmoon and the last in the eternal champion series. whereas hawkmoon was an epic tale of heroic battles, count brass is a psychedelic tale of space and time the end of the universe the conjunction of the million…

Goodreads reviews 28: Dragons of the Highlord Skies

Dragons of the Highlord Skies by Margaret Weis My rating: 4 of 5 stars the second book of lost chronicles begins when the first ended. it has three (and a small fourth) parts.the first is about Kitiara and how he managed to find out about her friends the dragon orb and many more adventures, the…