Sunday 25 September 2016

What Makes a Castle Look Lived In? Surprisingly, only a light touch needed.

OK, strange question but walking around Leeds Castle today they had a Flower Festival and it didn't half make the castle feel lived in. Castles are usually cold and sterile but a few flowers made the place seem more vibrant, as though the occupants from the 12th century were just about to pop around for tea (or mead??). Anyway, it was a nice touch. Perhaps a few dragons next time...

With winter looming (for all you Game of Thrones fans) it reminds me of the tradition of decorating halls with evergreen at Christmas (or Yule perhaps). That really brightens even the dullest room.

Sunday 18 September 2016

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        Legacy of the Eldric by David  Burrows



          Legacy of the Eldric

          by David  Burrows


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Reviewing an Old Read: Night Angel Series

The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1)The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was reviewing some books I've read and thought I'd share this one on the Night Angel Series, staring with The Way of he Shadows.
I enjoyed this book immensely and would highly recommend it. It reminds me of the game - Assassin's Creed and the books may have spun out the game (or is it visa versa?). The characterisation is especially good whilst the tale is very brutal at times. Very gritty and lots of character detail. The thieves are very believable characters and very well developed.

Kylar is brought up in the gutters and dreams of finding a way out. His path crosses that of one of the top assassins and, crazy as it seems, he is smitten with the idea of becoming one.

Good plot with plenty of suspense. As a warning though, Brent Weeks has lots of imagination but reading his books can at times be a challenge. I read a few paragraphs and was left wondering what I'd just read.

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