Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

This is a fairly fast paced murder mystery with an extreme magical bent.  Andrews creates a very fascinating world.  Her world-building tends to be subtle, sort of getting the gist of things as we go along and the plot unfurls.  Honestly, this is the kind of world building that I appreciate.  While I rushed through […]

How Ancient Legends Gave Birth To Modern Superheroes

http://io9.gizmodo.com/how-ancient-legends-gave-birth-to-modern-superheroes-1792144697?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow This article is a review of the book “The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger” By Jess Nevins. After the introduction an excerpt from the book is presented, this excerpt begins the exploratory process of this text by challenging all ‘definitions’ of superheroes.  A bit dry for what most people would think of as a […]

Death Gods: An Encyclopedia of the Rulers, Evil Spirits, and Geographies of the Dead by Ernest L. Abel

Encyclopedia began with a 23 Page preface and Introduction (2 page preface the rest was introduction).  If you are interested in theories behind death mythos and some religious philosophy then these are great pages for a brief overview.  There are 13 pages that make up the alphabetical list of entries and 10 pages that make […]