Review: Detroit: Become Human

Someone at my previous job who also played video games recommended Detroit: Become Human to me, and I put it on my list for further research. (I like to do research before I actually buy a game. Games are expensive. You don’t want to buy something that turns out not to be your kind of game.) The reviews for this game were good, and my favourite online retailer happened to have it as a Black Friday sale, so I decided to give it a chance. (Don’t get me started on how Black Friday really doesn’t need to be a thing here). I’m glad I made that particular decision.

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Review: The Immortal Throne by Stella Gemmell

When I read The City by Stella Gemmell a couple of years ago, I thought it was a standalone. But it turned out there was a ‘sequel’ coming out in 2016, The Immortal Throne, and now I finally got to reading it.

Plot:

The Immortal is dead, and there is a new Empress who rules over the still rebuilding City, while inside the Palace there are factions within factions, all with their own intentions and goals. The Empress Archange is besieged from multiple sides, and trusts no one. The soldiers of the City are splintered; who to follow now? The Empress who is making many changes she believes will benefit the City, or Marcellus, believed dead by many, who vowed to one day return and set things right? Each must choose a side. But the war is far from over for a barbarian army has amassed to kill every man, woman and child in the City.

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Review: Dancer’s Lament by Ian C. Esslemont

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Dancer’s Lament is the first novel in the Path to Ascendancy trilogy by Ian C. Esslemont.

Plot:

The walled city of Li Heng has been protected for years by the mysterious Protectress while the minor city states surrounding the city have warred with each other. It is strong, and secure, and protected by not just the powerful sorceress, but also by a cabal of five strong mages. But now there’s war looming, and chaos. And two young men are poised to take advantage of that chaos.

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