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KMC Perfect Size Sleeves (100)
KMC Perfect Size Sleeves (100)
Offered by Magic Madhouse
Price: £5.95

5.0 out of 5 stars KMC Quality, 20 Dec 2014
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Stanley 0-47-312 FatMax Fine Tip Marker (Pack of 2) - Black
Stanley 0-47-312 FatMax Fine Tip Marker (Pack of 2) - Black
Price: £2.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed, 20 Dec 2014
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After using several different makes of permanent markers I found this one rather falling short of my expectations.


VWTECH® Latest For HTC One M8 Waterproof Dustproof Snowproof Shockproof View Dot Mesh Screen Armor Defender Built-in Stand Cover Case
VWTECH® Latest For HTC One M8 Waterproof Dustproof Snowproof Shockproof View Dot Mesh Screen Armor Defender Built-in Stand Cover Case
Offered by VWTECH CO.,LTD
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the package, 20 Dec 2014
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It does what it says.
You buy this case for use in construction or similar environment.
Positives:
It is light compared to other metallic cases.
Easy to install with no screws.
The cover protects the screen from punctures as well.
Do not need to open the cover in order to answer a call.
Did not notice a loss of sensitivity on the touch screen.
Did not notice a significant loss of volume due to the case.

Negatives:
Kind of awkward to bring down the notification screen.
Not attractive but then again you do not buy it for that.

Over all after several weeks of use I am very satisfied with the purchase.


Helix Oxford Executive Companion Set
Helix Oxford Executive Companion Set
Offered by Office Stationery Supplies
Price: £2.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money, 15 Mar 2014
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For the priced sold this item is amazing. Just the rubber alone costs more on the high street. The pencil sharpener is basic but then again you also get 10 pencils. Recommended.


Dragons of Summer Flame (Dragonlance Saga)
Dragons of Summer Flame (Dragonlance Saga)
by Margaret Weis
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book worth having...twice!, 20 July 2006
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There is not much I can add in regards to the story since many reviewers have already covered that part adequately.

Just wanted to add my 5 stars to this book since its worth having to your collection if you are a Dragonlance fan. It's sort of the "seventh" book of the two trilogies and an end of an era for Krynn.

I read it in hardcover when it was first published but I like it so much that I have bought again when an opportunity had risen for a cheap used copy in excellent condition.

It is a fine example of Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis collaboration and a worthy continuation to `The Chronicles' and `Legends' trilogies.


Divine Hammer: 2 (Dragonlance: The Kingpriest)
Divine Hammer: 2 (Dragonlance: The Kingpriest)
by Chris Pierson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't like it., 18 July 2006
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As with the first book i found the story to lack real D&D essence with tiresome repetitions and ludicrous and contradictory events like the "lightbringer's" indecisions and lack of ability to act at moments where in others we are witnesses to his immense power and competence.


Spectre of the Black Rose (Dragonlance: The Terror of Lord Soth)
Spectre of the Black Rose (Dragonlance: The Terror of Lord Soth)
by James Lowder
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing sequel., 17 July 2006
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This is the sequel to the novel by James Lowder `Knight Black Rose'.

I was looking forward in reading this book since I loved the prequel which I conceder one of the best not if the best dungeons and dragons novel I have read so far. Needless to say I was bitterly disappointed.

The main story is how Lord Soth "managed" to escape the mists of Ravenloft back to his castle on Krynn. To me it sounded like nonsense and I suspect that the only reason he escapes the mists and RL is because he was needed back with the Dragonlance world in order to further the storyline there. So they had to make up some outrageous story in order to achieve that. Of course some readers may have different views on the matter and they may even like the story but to me is very farfetched. It doesn't seem to follow the rules of Ravenloft and at some cases I believe Lord Soth was portrayed to be oblivious to the events taking place in his own realm.

It was an easy read though but that doesn't mean I enjoyed the story and hence the book. In short it was nothing special which is a shame is because I expected more from James Lowder.

If you are fan like me who wanted to find more about Lord Soth and how he escaped the mists of RL then get this book, but in any case don't expect much.
I really suggest reading the prequel `Knight Black Rose' which is a stand-alone story and if you are interested in learning more about Ravenloft you might want to read `I,Strahd - The memoirs of a Vampire' and `I,Strahd - The War Against Azalin'.


Kaz the Minotaur: 4 (Heroes)
Kaz the Minotaur: 4 (Heroes)
by Richard A. Knaak
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A great sequel and one of the best D&D novels., 16 July 2006
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Before I comment on the book I would like to point out that it is best read after `The Legend of Huma'.

Richard A Knaak became one of my favourite authors after this book because he proved that `The Legend of Huma' was not a lucky one off novel.

This sequel tries to convey to the reader the difficulties that Kaz the minotaur faced after the death of Huma especially with everyone judging him by what he is, a minotaur (Minotaur are considered evil and are greeted with hostility by the `good' races). What makes his journeys more difficult is the fact that he tries to `prove' himself to the dead Huma by being noble and just. Maybe by doing so he might fill the void which his former companion created with his death.

It's a book with create battle scenes which are not farfetched and a worthy Dungeons & Dragons adventure (if you have played PnP D&D you will know what I mean). His new companion the Kender Delbin is a helpful comic relief as only a Kender can provide and his other two additional companions during the course of the story make up a nice adventuring party.

Another good addition by Knaak is `Honours Face'; a magical axe which our hero acquires during his adventure and aids him with his battle of evil. I have to say that such an item is a welcome aspect of a fantasy D&D novel and creates a feeling of fulfilment as Kaz learns its magical powers and bonds with it. Truly, a weapon fit for a great warrior.

I strongly recommend this book and if after you read you liked it, I also recommend `Knight of the Black Rose'. I am looking forward in reading `Land of the Minotaur's' next just to learn more about the adventures of Kaz the Minotaur.


Knight of the Black Rose (Dragonlance: The Terror of Lord Soth)
Knight of the Black Rose (Dragonlance: The Terror of Lord Soth)
by James Lowder
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Colossus, a Dungeons and Dragons Masterpiece, 13 July 2006
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If you like fantasy novels, Dungeons & Dragons PnP, Gothic or horror, the worlds of Dragonlance or Ravenloft then this is one book you must have.

Personally I think it's the best written novel from all the D&D novels I have ever read. If you haven't come here by chance then you have possibly heard of Lord Soth (who hasn't?). This is the story of how the mists of Ravenloft took him from the world of Krynn and thus explaining his disappearance at the end of the Legends trilogy.

If you know nothing about Ravenloft then rest assure that you will meet other villainous characters the most famous being Strahd Von Zarovich. It was interesting to see how the Death Knight would deal with other evil characters and his efforts trying to escape the mists back to his keep on Krynn.

But what impressed me most was James Lowder's knowledge of AD&D (since the book was written before the 3rd edition) and the details he used on the various abilities of every creature he writes about may that be the Death Knight, the Vampire spell caster or the lesser undead creatures and monsters. In a sense it was like being part of a dungeons Pen and Paper adventure, only with no dice. As a D&D gamer since 1994, for me this is the truest novel to the rules (AD&D) than any I have ever read.

If you haven't bought the book yet I strongly suggest you do.


Amber and Iron (Dragonlance Novel: Dark Disciple)
Amber and Iron (Dragonlance Novel: Dark Disciple)
by Margaret Weis
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment... BIG TIME, 11 July 2006
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This is the second instalment of the 'Disciple' trilogy, the first one being `Amber and Ashes'. I was looking forward to this book because I enjoyed `Amber and Ashes' and thus was curious to find out what happened to the main characters next. For my surprise I was bitterly disappointed.

Once again the world of Dragonlance is being changed and quite frankly I am getting tired of it happening. From what the author gives away, we can assume that there is going to be another change in the number of Gods on Krynn but I will not say anything more on this for those who will be reading the book.

Let us recapitulate on the history of Krynn's Gods. The Gods "leave" after the folly of the Kingpriest of Istar and the Cataclysm. The Gods "return" just to "leave" once more following the Chaos Wars and once we find out what has happened (in the War of souls trilogy), AGAIN something is about to happen in the `Disciple' trilogy. For once just let the Gods alone and concentrate on something else.

I find the plot of low expectations and the twist which the author is planning to reveal on the third book totally predictable. When reading this book, think of Paladine.

If you have not read the first book on the `Disciple' trilogy I suggest you do not and just in case you have I would think twice on wasting money on the second one.

I hope Weis is reading the reviews because I used to consider the author a milestone on Dragonlance after the `Chronicles' trilogy but now my trust has been shaken.


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