Book: Shannon Mayer’s ‘Witch’s Reign’ – “I didn’t run, but I did pick up my pace”

Zamira is cursed, nearly the last of her kind and her ex-husband is an awful person, happily she is also stubborn, sarcastic and fundamentally a nice person

These details alone should have made me realise that ‘Witch’s Reign’ was by the same author as ‘Venom and Vanilla’, plus the wall and Merlin. However it was the use of the word “super-duper” that made the connection for me, it’s an odd phrase even for a fantasy book and there couldn’t be two authors who would use it!

Whereas ‘Venom and Vanilla’ was set in a very contemporary and recognisable world – admittedly one with super-dupers in it, contrastingly ‘Witch’s Reign’ is pared back sword and sorcery: lots of horses and knives in freezing bleak wastelands

The plot was predictable, the characters not fully developed – although mildly intriguing due to their blank spots

It was a pretty decent quiet weekend read, not sure I rush to read the next one in the series, however it will make my free Amazon kindle book rental list so maybe next month!

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2018 – excluding pictures! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content

Random Dragon

Buying random fun seeming things does happen in my household, although they don’t tend to be *this* random normally

At least I didn’t buy a pink gnome…

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2018 – including pictures for a change! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content

Book: Lisa Shearin’s ‘The Dragon Conspiracy’ – “Not for goblins. Pink is the color of pure evil.”

‘The Dragon Conspiracy’ is a sequel to Lisa Shearin’s ‘The Grendel Affair’ which features the adventures of the SPI – the Supernatural Protection and Investigations , specifically Makenna Fraser who is their newest Seer and is rather out of her depth.

dragon conspiracy_front mech.indd

‘The Grendel Affair’ was odd but intriguing – basically whatever goes bump in the night is thrown into a modern urban setting and manages to be believable. It was a good book but on my initial read I felt it was a little light, however upon rereading it I was pleasantly surprised.

‘The Dragon Conspiracy’ had an interesting premise but felt a little speedy in terms of plot resolution. I think I need to reread it with a quieter mind.

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2015 – excluding pictures! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content

Nails: Dragon – Looking at you, wondering if you are tasty

It was a pity to hear of Terry Pratchett’s passing, I struggled to get into the last book (‘Rising Steam’) but his work was good and a couple of my favourite books are written by him.

So it make sense to think of dragons, that and I’ve pre-ordered the last Hobbit film for Father’s Day – which isn’t looming yet but it will be if I don’t get organised.

dragon nail art

(Photo from Pinterest)

The eye does appear to be judging me, perhaps I need to pay fitting tribute to Pratchett by reading a proper book this week rather than the free c&&p in Kindle!

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2015 – excluding pictures! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content

Pop Culture: Elder Scrolls – Did they even have keys?

My knowledge about the Elder Scrolls is pretty poor, I know that it is a series of computer games and that ‘Skyrim’ was one of them.

I know a bit about ‘Skyrim’ as the Husband was mildly addicted to it for some time… as were most of males of a similar age who I know.

Now that he has his very own car he has his own set of keys, and now that we’ve lost the MASSIVE garage door opener that was needed for our last home he was looking for a bulky keyring so that he’d stop misplacing the keys.

Luckily random cash-in pop culture merchandise saved the day and HMV sold him an Elder Scrolls keyring of a dragon Ouroboros.

elder scrolls keyring

I am just grateful that it wasn’t a keyring depicting an arrow to the knee.

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2015 – excluding pictures! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Nails: Dragons – Burn baby burn

The weather people keep predicting snow, which isn’t massively likely for my end of the world as Scotland seems to have a monopoly on extreme weather in the UK.

However if it does snow then I am slightly snookered as we haven’t got around to buying any salt or snow shovels – we meant to but it seems like a waste of money. If I could have a dragon that would be nice and would provide a wonderful snow clearing service – in exchange for a hoard of gold.

dragon nail

(Photo from Pinterest)

The added bonus would be that, perhaps if I asked nicely, the dragon could possibly eat some of my coworkers – or at least the third party providers of the very overpriced and rubbish glorified address book that currently spends more time crashing than working.

I’d really rather like a dragon.

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2015 – excluding pictures! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Book: Terry Pratchett’s ‘Guards! Guards!’ – “A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read”

‘Guards! Guards!’ is one of the earlier Discworld books, eighth to be exact and is notable for introducing Carrot Ironfoundersson into the (Disc)world and specifically into the Ankh-Morpork City Watch.

It also introduced Sybil Ramkin, whose knowledge of swamp dragons comes in handy when a rather larger dragon descends upon the city.

guards guards

It is a nice story in a mild fantasy theme, it wanders along with a decent supporting cast, it isn’t as polished as later stories about the Night Watch but is still enjoyable.

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2014 – excluding pictures! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.