If you’ve spent any time around me at all, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of J Michael Straczynski’s work. Babylon 5 opened my eyes to epic storytelling while never scrimping on the humour or the characters, while his move into mainstream comics soon after still echoes on to this day – especially in […]
Everyone loves a good battle to conclude a great story, right? This is where so many stories reach a blazing climax, and so many fall apart. Honestly, it’s my favourite bit of any movie, and no movie does it better than Return of the Jedi.
For those that haven’t already seen courtesy of the good folks over at ScifiNow, the cover of Legacy of Steel – the second installment in the Legacy Trilogy – has finally been sighted out in the wild and… it’s another beauty. (Seriously, I’ve been hugely fortunate with my cover art for this series.) As with […]
Today, we’re going to do some a little bit different. I’m actually slightly ahead of where I want to be with my Work in Progress (Book 3 of the Legacy Trilogy, if you’re interested), so I’ve decided to have a bit of a play. Over the years, I’ve played a lot of the Magic the […]
–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, […]
It’s that time of year when we’re all scrambling around looking for gifts for those hard-to-buy-for folk. So in case you’re interesting in the double-whammy of grabbing a cracking read for someone (or for yourself) and supporting me, here’s a handing buying guide, complete with purchase links. Legacy of Ash Okay, this is the big […]
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.