Monthly Archives: February 2017

Fallen Dragon by Peter F. Hamilton

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Deploying invulnerable twenty-fifth-century soldiers called Skins, Zantiu-Braun’s corporate starships loot entire planets. But as the Skins invade bucolic Thallspring, Z-B’s strategy is about to go awry, all because of: Sgt. Lawrence Newton, a dreamer whose twenty years … Continue reading

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Movie review: Arrival directed by Denis Villeneuve

Product info: Linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is caring for her dying adolescent daughter.While she is lecturing at a university, twelve extraterrestrial spacecraft appear across the Earth. U.S. Army Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) asks Louise to join physicist Ian Donnelly … Continue reading

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After Rome: A Novel of Celtic Britain by Morgan Llywelyn

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Anarchy rules in Britannia as the Roman Empire collapses, and two men fight to build stable lives among the chaos. After more than four hundred years of Roman rule, the island its conquerors called Britannia was abandoned—left to … Continue reading

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Movie review: Assassin’s Creed (2016) directed by Justin Kurzel

Movie info: Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) has been saved from a death row by Alan Rikkin (Jeremy Irons), a mysterious CEO so obsolete that he still wears a black turtleneck and thinks he looks cool. His lovely daughter, Sophia (Marion Cotillard), … Continue reading

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Princess in Love

It’s time for an essay – it will be a terribly romantic story with a 19th century princess from the Netherlands as main heroine. The story, mind you, is true so expect it to be also a bit strange, cruel … Continue reading

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Lord of Danger by Anne Stuart

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Half-sister to Richard the Fair, Alys has been schooled in the sheltered ways of the convent, far from the treachery and intrigue of castle life. Until she is taken from the cloister and brought to a place … Continue reading

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Madam Tulip by David Ahern

I got a complimentary copy of this one from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! Synopsis (from Goodreads): Suspense, mystery, action, a little romance and lots of laughs Out-of-work actress Derry O’Donnell is … Continue reading

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Movie review: Love and Friendship directed by Whit Stillman

I watched this one after reading a very short but sweet review written by Tasha/Heidenkind – thank you as always!  Movie info: The 18th century England.  After the premature death of her husband lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale)becomes a widow … Continue reading

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