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Arak Son of Thunder #   3 ( Original American COMIC )
Arak Son of Thunder # 3 ( Original American COMIC )
by DC Comics
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Comic!, 10 Dec. 2015
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I really enjoyed reading this. Arak is a highly original and compelling character and his story is engaging. This particular issue introduces Valda the Iron Maiden, also a great character.

I highly recommend this for any fans of the "sword and sorcery" genre.


Silverwing - The Movie Trilogy [2003] [DVD]
Silverwing - The Movie Trilogy [2003] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Silverwing

5.0 out of 5 stars Great series!, 27 May 2015
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While not exactly a movie trilogy (this is actually an animated TV series), this is still an excellent series. As a lover of bats I was delighted to see a series that shows them in a positive light. Even besides that this is a very enjoyable series with good plot and characters.


YU GI OH GX GN VOL 05 (OF 9) (C: 1-0-0)
YU GI OH GX GN VOL 05 (OF 9) (C: 1-0-0)
by Naoyuki Kageyama
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars ... don't read manga since the anime version is always better. This is an exception to that rule, 27 May 2015
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Usually I don't read manga since the anime version is always better. This is an exception to that rule.

A very good story with engaging new characters not seen in the anime and some truly amazing duels.


Big Hero 6 Junior Novelization (Disney Big Hero 6)
Big Hero 6 Junior Novelization (Disney Big Hero 6)
by Random House Disney
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Good novelization of a great movie, 27 May 2015
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A very enjoyable read. One thing I really like is that it actually tells the whole story and doesn't stop part-way through like some other junior novelizations. A great way to re-live the movie and even if you haven't seen it yet this book is still a fun read in its own right.


Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia
by James Jones
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide book, 16 Sept. 2014
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An amazing book that gives a remarkably detailed account of the game's setting without spoiling the plotline. It is clear, concise and easy to follow with numerous amazing pictures and shots from the SW:TOR game itself.


Tales From Earthsea [DVD]
Tales From Earthsea [DVD]
Dvd ~ Goro Miyazaki
Price: £11.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome movie!, 25 July 2013
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This review is from: Tales From Earthsea [DVD] (DVD)
Tales from Earthsea is an animated movie directed by Goro Miyazaki and based upon the Earthsea novel series by Ursula Le Guin. I have never read the novels myself so I can't comment on them, but personally I love this movie.

Set on the fantasy world of Earthsea, the movie follows the exploits of Prince Arren and his mentor, the wizard Sparrowhawk as they seek to uncover what is causing the magic of Earthsea to become unbalanced. Along the way they meet Sparrowhawk's old friend Tenar, a farmwoman, and Therru, a young girl with a mysterious secret.

The animation and music are beautiful (especially Therru's song), the characters are likeable and engaging and while there are some plot holes it did not detract from my enjoyment of the film.

The movie can be watched either in Japanese with English subtitles or in English. Personally I prefer the Japanese version, but both are very good.

Fans of anime and/or fantasy will love this.


Star Trek: Myriad Universes #3: Shattered Light (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Star Trek: Myriad Universes #3: Shattered Light (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
by David R. George III
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating stories, 25 July 2013
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This book contains three "what-if" stories set in the Star Trek universe. Each story depicts how events could have turned out had circumstances been different. Essentially each story takes place in a parallel universe to the main series continuity.

For example, in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation ("The Offspring") Data created a little girl android named Lal. In my favourite story, "The Embrace of Cold Architects" Data still creates Lal but he does so several months later than he did in the actual series. This seemingly small change has a huge knock-on effect.

The stories are well-written and compelling, leaving the reader wondering "and what happened in this parallel universe after that" at the end of each story. Fans of Star Trek (especially the original series and The Next Generation) will really like this.


Santa Claus: The Movie
Santa Claus: The Movie
by Joan D. Vinge
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Splendid novellisation of a wondrous movie, 25 July 2013
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Santa Claus: The Movie is not only my absolute favourite Christmas movie, it is one of my favourite movies full stop. I was eager to read the novellisation and it lived up to my expectations.

The first part of the story concerns Santa's origins, showing how he went from being a normal man to the icon of Christmas he is today and how his legend grew over the centuries. The second part concerns one of Santa's elves running away to New York where he is tricked by an evil toymaker who seeks to exploit the elf's magic for his own gain.

Like any good novellisation it faithfully re-tells the story of the movie while adding extra details and giving the reader insight into the characters minds. A number of additional scenes are included which add extra dimension, including a final scene which I really wish was in the movie.

My only criticism is that at one point it is stated that only children can see elves. This is clearly not so because an elf interacts with adults throughout most of the story.

All in all this is a great book, enjoyable and uplifting just like the movie. I recommend it to all fans of the original movie or to anyone that enjoys light-hearted fantasy.


Bakugan - Invasori Gundalian - Stagione 01 (4 Dvd)
Bakugan - Invasori Gundalian - Stagione 01 (4 Dvd)
Dvd ~ Mitsuo Hashimoto
Offered by VECOSELL
Price: £14.82

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant series, 17 Aug. 2012
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"Bakugan Gundalian Invaders" is the third series of the anime "Bakugan Battle Brawlers." The series is about the adventures of the Battle Brawlers (Dan, Shun, Marucho and Jake), a team of teenagers each of whom has a 'Bakugan,' a guardian monster. In this series the team are called upon by Princess Fabia Sheen to help save her planet, Neathia, from an invading race, the Gundalians.

This box set contains episodes 1-26 of the series (there are 39 episodes in total). Although the set is from Italy (hence the title and writing on the back being Italian), this is not a problem as the episodes on each disk can be watched in several languages including English.

The anime itself is superb. It has an interesting story, plenty of action and amazing characters. Although this is the third series it is not neccessary to have seen the previous two to enjoy it.


Transformers: The Best of Optimus Prime (Transformers (Idw))
Transformers: The Best of Optimus Prime (Transformers (Idw))
by Bob Budiansky
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!, 30 Dec. 2011
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Like more than a few Transformers fans my favourite character is Optimus Prime. When I was a kid he was my absolute hero and even now he's still one of my favourite characters in fiction.

This book collects several stories from various comics series, including Marvel and IDW. Three of them show Optimus in the early part of his career before he became Autobot leader, one is an adaption of the first part of the original movie (ending with the scene where Perceptor sadly declares Optimus's wounds are fatal) and the other two show important moments during his time as leader.

As the title suggests, all of these stories show Optimus at his best. His compassion, courage, nobility, all of it is shown here. However, unlike some seem people to think, he isn't "too perfect" or "flawless" either (since a character without any flaws at all isn't very interesting). One thing many of these stories show is that Optimus often has serious doubts about himself and struggles to handle the burden of leadership. He does handle that burden certainly, but it's not easy. He doesn't let others see his doubts and struggles, but they definately exist.

Also, the artwork is superb. Of course the older Marvel stories do look dated by modern standards, but they hold up well.

I highly reccomend this to fellow Optimus fans and Transformers fans in general.


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