This week (and probably next week …) I’m reading The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, by Fritz Leiber, a “box set” (insofar as anything on an eReader is a “box set”) comprising Swords and Deviltry, Swords Against Death, and Swords in the Mist.
So this week I’m still reading The Sable City by M. Edward McNally. No katanas or blunderbusses have yet made an appearance, although the characters did just escape a run-in with a few stirges. What is a “stirge“, you ask? Let’s consult the D&D Monster Manual!
So this week I’m reading The Prodigy of Rainbow Tower by Charles E. Yallowitz, which is the follow-up to the earlier Beginning of a Hero, which pretty much read like an AD&D adventure. So naturally I thought it was great. The follow up is, as you might guess, more of the same.
Still reading Beginning of a Hero, by Charles E. Yallowitz, this week. Our hero, one Luke Callindor, is not having much luck yet dealing with the Lich, but has assembled an actual D&D party at this point, consisting of Luke, the “forest tracker”, which appears to correspond to a D&D Ranger; Nimby, the halfling thief; Fritz Warrenberg, the gnome illusionist from, apparently, Germany; and Aedyn the half-elven cleric. They are also being assisted by a “drite”, which seems to amount to a faerie dragon, right down to its use of a confusion-inducing breath weapon. (There is a very slight possibility that I still have most of the old Monster Manual memorized.)
This week, I’m reading a book called Beginning of a Hero, by Charles E. Yallowitz, in which a half-elf “forest tracker” and his, apparently, German Shepherd dog battle the forces of evil.
This week’s random rejection is brought to you by the “Know Your Market” department:
My wife thought I should write some reviews … I’m probably not a good choice for a reviewer because I like almost every movie I see. I’m a little harder on books and video games, but not by much. Still, it might be fun to play Leonard Maltin (Chef: “That thing just beat the crap out of Leonard Maltin and Sidney Poitier!”) now and then.
So, having just declared that I like almost every movie I see, let me start with one that I didn’t like all that much.