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X-Men: Complete Age Of Apocalypse Epic Book 4 TPB: Complete Age Of Apocalypse Epic Bk.4 (Graphic Novel Pb)
X-Men: Complete Age Of Apocalypse Epic Book 4 TPB: Complete Age Of Apocalypse Epic Bk.4 (Graphic Novel Pb)
by Chris Bachalo
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.35

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Age of Apocalypse is excellent, 6 July 2007
Cut out the gum-ball superheroes and enter a world where a hero will kill you as quickly as a villain. This imagining of a world where Xavier died is one of the most powerful visions of the X-Universe out there. The grit and doomed nature of the Age of Apocalypse comes through in every story, but you also have characters you care about and want to see escape what you know will happen eventually.

Only four out of five stars because some of the art isn't amazing. Dont let that disuade you from an excellent story that showcases characters regular X-book readers will know and not know all at once.


The Thousandfold Thought: Book 3 of the Prince of Nothing
The Thousandfold Thought: Book 3 of the Prince of Nothing
by R. Scott Bakker
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A final culmination - intelligently done, 20 Oct. 2006
The final book of the trilogy, and like the Tolkien that inspired it, the final instalment is the finest.

Many reviewers seem to have missed the fact that destruction of Evil (the Consult) is not the point or intent for the Warrior Prophet who leads the holy war. This trilogy will be lost on the reader looking for a good vs. bad slugfest. The reader that wants to follow a cast of deeply constructed characters, and enjoys the build-up of characters with immense potential for power, will enjoy this series and the final payoff.

Bakker presents the reader with a violent reality, following characters that are broken and remade over chapters to create a cast that is as subtly beautiful and terrible as the desert they travel through. This is not light reading. This is a novel that demands your attention and rewards you for your efforts with the explosive conclusion in the final third of the book.

For readers of the previous novels wondering if this is worth it, it is.


A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)
by George R. R. Martin
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It got away from you George, 22 Feb. 2006
In the field of epic fantasy, George RR Martin is a giant. His first three entries in the Song of Fire and Ice series have been groundbreaking and breathtaking in their scope. This entry however, only ranks as breathtaking in its scope. The main story arc seems to be more about the land and devestation of Westeros than the people that inhabit it. War is not beautiful, just ask George. There come to be so many characters that one may wonder where the plot has gone.
While there are characters that you will enjoy following, the overall feel is that this series is at a cross-roads, and one has to wonder, will George be able to reign in the beast he has created?


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