Category Archives: Literature

The Main Course of Selenoth Begins

A Throne of Bones by Vox Day, Castalia House, December 4th, 2016 (originally published by Marcher Lord Press on December 1st, 2012)  Back in January I posted a review of Summa Elvetica and Other Stories which I read for the … Continue reading

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Dune: Part Two – The Cinematic Battle for Arrakis

I favourably reviewed the 2021 Dune film almost a year after its release in theatres and have watched it multiple times since. I certainly thought it was better than the 1984 David Lynch adaptation which was all I could then … Continue reading

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An Appetiser for Selenoth

Summa Elvetica: A Casuistry of the Elvish Controversy & Other Stories by Vox Day, Castalia House, January 10th, 2017 (originally published by Marcher Lord Press on October 1st, 2008) It is a certainly pleasant to be able to cleanse my … Continue reading

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Caravan of the Damned Review

Caravan of the Damned by Chuck Dixon, Castalia House, October 4th, 2023 Caravan of the Damned is the second story by “The Legend” Chuck Dixon published by Castalia House. Earlier this year I reviewed his first The Siege of the … Continue reading

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Robert E. Howard and the Great Game

This is a continuation of my journey through the literary oeuvre of Robert E. Howard which began with Conan the Cimmerian and has covered Solomon Kane, Kull of Atlantis and his historical fiction including the Sword Woman, Agn├Ęs de Chastillon. … Continue reading

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Down the Pedo Hole

Late last year I picked up a book that collects Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, poetry and a biography of the author Lewis Carroll written by his nephew. I vaguely remember my mother reading the original Alice story … Continue reading

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More Hyborian Thoughts

This is a return to a post I wrote three years ago this month after first reading the original Conan stories by Robert E. Howard. I have since re-read all of them and want to write in more depth than … Continue reading

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New Light on a Delicate Subject

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan by Ivan Morris Vintage (Reprint), May 21st, 2013 (Originally published in 1964) This began as a post related to a previous post on The Tale of Genji by Murasaki … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Conans

Conan – Blood of the Serpent by S. M. Stirling, Titan Books, December 6th, 2022 Last month I reviewed The Siege of the Black Citadel by “The Legend” Chuck Dixon. I mentioned in the review that it was the first … Continue reading

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The Siege of the Black Citadel Review

The Siege of the Black Citadel by Chuck Dixon, Castalia House, February 23rd, 2023 Although I’ve been supporting Castalia House since it began, it has been a long time since I reviewed a book from the publisher. Almost seven years … Continue reading

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