Karen Traviss penned the story of Gears of War 3 which wrapped up the original trilogy in epic fashion and then when on to write a sizable chunk of the official novels, expanding on the universe in numerous ways. She has 5 books to her name before the series went on hiatus along with the games. Her books are typically seen as the top of the totem pole and have done immeasurable work in making Gears of War what it is today. Now that Gears is firmly back on our screens the books have made a comeback as well, with Jason Hough authoring two new titles. This is Michael Stackpole’s debut Gears novel, having formerly written works in other universes such as Star Trek. He’s got some big shoes to fill, because by licensed book standards and just by book standards in general, Karen Traviss was a strong author. So how does Michael stack up, and where do the books go from here?
Having returned from Aberdeen’s second Granite City Comic-Con with a bag full of comics and a headache the size of Scotland it’s fair to say that my promised reviews haven’t exactly come thick and fast. Indeed, I have to admit that my general work rate has become a […]
Following on from my adventures at Glasgow’s Comic-Con, which you can read about here, I promised four comic-book/graphic novel reviews. Here’s the third of them. Note: pictures here are not scans of the book, but rather images taken with a less than great camera. Take that into consideration […]
Hands up those of you who actually stopped and read the majority of books contained within Bethesda’s vast Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? And no, briefly skimming some of them really doesn’t count. I’m more than willing to bet that the majority of players, myself firmly included among them, […]
I’ve often had the unenviable task of patiently explaining to other gamers why I really just don’t care about the Halo series. It’s not that I dislike them, it’s just that the gameplay really doesn’t click with me, though I thoroughly enjoy the multiplayer for its inherent […]
Author: Oliver Bowden Publisher: Penguin Page count: 479 Proudly adorning the cover of Assassin’s Creed: Forsaken, the latest book written by Oliver Bowden based on Ubisoft’s brilliant franchise, is none other than Connor, the star of Assassin’s Creed III. And that’s a bit stupid, really, because it gives potential […]
A short while ago I was given the opportunity to read and review a new book set in the Runescape universe. The book was titled Return to Canifis and is the second book of the series written by T.S. Church. Well, along with the book I was also given […]
Author: T.S. Church Publisher: Titan Books Genre: Fantasy I admit that I was intrigued when contacted by Titan Books offering me a copy of the latest RuneScape book – written by T.S. Church – to review. I don’t play RuneScape, nor have I read the books predecessor, but as […]