Sunday, 25 May 2014

Short Story: When the Moon is up

This past month, The Cult of Me ran a short fiction competition with the theme of full moon on a night sky. This naturally evoked thoughts of werewolves and other night activities in my imagination and simply I had to send in an entry. I didn't win, but thought that I must share my rather silly story at least somewhere - this blog being the obvious victim.

The competition degrees that the stories must not exceed 500 words. I present to you here a slightly longer version. I hope you enjoy it at least a bit!

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Review: Moonstruck by Graeme Reynolds

Graeme Reynold's High Moor was a bloody werewolf horror story, where the horror was mostly based on gruesome descriptions of werewolves killing and devouring children.

The second part of the trilogy continues directly from where the first one left off. The Pack works hard to hide the existence of the werewolves from humans, but that fight is proving more and more futile as the story continues.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Review: Caribbee by Thomas Hoover

Thomas Hoover’s Caribbee is a historical fiction novel set mainly in 1640’s Barbados. It presents an in-depth look at the island’s society, the introduction of sugar industry and the move away from indentured servants to slavery. There are many characters from different layers of society, including two strong female characters and the aim is clearly to show the reader what life in the Caribbean was like in the early 17th century.

Friday, 2 May 2014

All for one, one for all OR 3 against 50

Not exactly historical swordsmanship, but the three against many so clearly points towards the Three Musketeers that I simply have to share this one. The video shows three Olympic level fencers going up against fifty novices. Neither the masters nor the novices seem to have any training in how to fight as a team, but the masters use the crowd against itself very nicely.