–This is an unrolled, minimally-edited version of my occasional Twitter Threads. You can find others by searching the #TalkingTolkien hashtag over there, or by following me @thetowerofstars.– I’d like to talk about The Lord of the Rings – specifically something that rubbed me wrong about the transition between book & film. A topic I’ve not […]
In celebration of another year of negligible casualties in the field of unusual subterranean happenings (well, we’ve not lost anyone who’ll be missed) I’ve teamed up with Luke Agbaimoni & TubeMapper.com to offer a 2020 Calendar to one lucky UK-based follower of all things Coldharbour. Perfect for lovers of beautiful photography, the London Underground, trains, […]
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Most likely, you either already know who Joseph Michael Straczynski (JMS) is, or you’re scratching your head. But even if you don’t know the name, chances are you’ve seen some of his work. He was a writer on the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon, as well as writer and co-creator of […]
Bernard Cornwell taught me how to write battles. There. We’re done. Next blog. Okay, we can’t really leave it at that, can we? Bernard Cornwell is the creator of Richard Sharpe. Yes, that Sharpe. Sean Bean’s only significant role that doesn’t see him dead before the end credits roll. Chosen Men! and more Yorkshire-inflected utterance […]
Right, I don’t blog much. Don’t blog at all, really, for the last couple of years. But I’m going to make a bit more of an effort. We’ll see how it shakes out.
Today, I’m going to talk a little about Legacy of Ash.
Terrance Dicks is one of those men who will never, ever, be celebrated enough. A hugely prolific writer, he’ll mostly be remembered for his many contributions to classic Doctor Who, both on screen and off (though he did a great deal more).
Over on social media, I promised my thoughts on the Hidden London Aldwych tour…
After a long, contemplative silence, it’s time for (overdue) book news! Where do we start? Let’s start with a new release. I talked about Oathgold a little while back. It’s escaped the Osprey Games publishing vault (one assumes they have a publishing vault, or possibly a publishing nest of some kind, but I digress…) and is now […]
I think we’re due a book update, don’t you? After all, it’s been a while since we’ve had something to buy in paper and ink. So, without further ado, let’s talk about Oathgold. Kazran is a pursuer, a member of an ancient bounty-hunting order. Wielding the magics of the mythical Court of Crows, he has […]