Review: The Way of Kings Part 1 by Brandon Sanderson


‘The Way of Kings’ Part One follows a scholar, a slave and a lord in the aftermath of the assassination of the King of Alethkar. After a short prologue, the story opens to the night of the treaty signing between the Alethi and the Parshendi, and the death of the King. The fighting is fierce and tense, the world is vivid and dangerous, and the characters are believable and interesting.

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As I’ll be starting a PhD next week, I’m going to start updating on Sunday instead of Monday. I’m hoping I’ll be able to continue updating every two weeks.

Also, I’m currently organizing print versions of ‘The Mixed’. They should be available on Amazon within a month.

Review: ‘Don’t Starve’


The premise of ‘Don’t Starve’ is deceptively simple: don’t starve. You start the game by waking up in a dark and dangerous world and are told to find food before nightfall. The game doesn’t give you any more instruction than that, and it’s up to the player to figure out how to survive.

The game is challenging and fun. There is a lot of hidden depth to the game, which you probably won’t discover the first time through. There are multiple characters to choose from, and the world changes each time you play. You can also change the settings and make various biomes, animals, weather, etc more or less common.

I bought Reign of Giants at the same time as the main game. It adds extra challenge, environments, items, monsters and seasons to the game, and if you enjoyed the main game, you’ll probably enjoy the additional content from Reign of Giants as well.



Review: ‘Half a King’ by Joe Abercrombie

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‘Half a King’ is the first book I’ve read in quite a while. It was a good choice for me to get back into reading: short, fast-paced and with lots of twists and turns. I finished it in a day and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s apparently part of a trilogy (to be followed by ‘Half the World’ and ‘Half a War’), but the book ends with most of the loose ends tied up.

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