LotR Reread: ‘This is the hour when we draw swords together!’

Chapter VII: Helm's Deep As the chapter opens, Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli, Theoden, Eomer, and a lot of other warriors are riding across the plains of Rohan toward the fortress of Helm's Deep. Why aren't they holing up in Edoras, where the king normally lives? Location, location, location. Edoras is in a great location if … Continue reading LotR Reread: ‘This is the hour when we draw swords together!’

Book Review: The Monster Baru Cormorant

The Monster Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade #2) by Seth Dickinson Science Fiction/Fantasy 464 pages Published October 30th, 2018 by MacMillian-Tor/Forge From Goodreads: Baru Cormormant's world was shattered by the Empire of Masks. To exact her revenge, she has clawed her way up razor-edged rungs of betrayal, sacrifice, and compromise, becoming the very thing she seeks … Continue reading Book Review: The Monster Baru Cormorant