Category Archives: Bibliography

Sinister Forces-The Nine: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft

Sinister Forces-The Nine: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft (Sinister Forces)Sinister Forces-The Nine: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft by Peter Levenda
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I Love Peter Levenda. The man has a practical working knowledge of the occult yet shows no signs of gullibility or touchy feely mysticism. He understands that occult conspiracies are really not important until you understand the players who believe in them. Great book.

 

Ender’s Shadow Review

Ender's Shadow (Shadow Series, #1)Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As a stand alone, this book is good, a little rough around the edges and a little light on characterization. The problem? Ender’s Game was such a wonderful read, it’s one of those books i scoop up every time i find it at Goodwill and immediately try to find some who hasn’t read it yet to give it too. And the trilogy that followed was soooo damn serious. So i understand what Mr Card was trying to do, recapture some of the wonder and fun of his original setting. Didn’t necessarily work for me. Bean’s genius came off as exaggerated and the premise behind it seemed stretched. The villain was a cut-out and i’m getting tired of ‘found-family’ happy endings. Not Mr. Card’s best.