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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past GN
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past GN
by Ishinomori
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Definately a Link to my past, 22 May 2015
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If like me you loved the original Zelda game with a great story, puzzles to solve running around a magic kingdom powering up your weapons, helping friends and destroying enemies this is the comic for you. Great coloured manga style drawing perfect for young readers with no gore factor. Baddies get hit by a magic sword and they are simply disappear (they are magic beings after all). Reading this comic was like a trip down memory lane for me I remember that and that part of the game I used to send so much time on, but have not heard from in the last 20 years. This is perfect for all fans of the original Legend of Zelda game, or simply someone looking for a more child friendly animi adventure.


Batman: Earth One Volume 2 HC
Batman: Earth One Volume 2 HC
by Gary Frank
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.91

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Your not much of a detective are you?, 20 May 2015
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I have to say I am not a fan of the Earth One Batman. The only reason I rounded this up to 3 stars from 2 is the art work is great; all the other characters are well done. I like the more hands colder version of Alfred. The relationship between Bruce and the Dents I think is well done. I even liked what they did with the main villain of the story. Gordon and Bullock partnership is also done well. the character that lets this ddone for me is Bruce/Batman himself. There are just too many non Batman things done in this book, e.g. Batman pulls one of his classic fades on Gordon, then call out over here as he is climbing out the window. I ask any Batman fan would he have ever done that? For me this version of Bruce/Batman is too sloppy, pig headed, and generally too sloppy leaving too many bread crumbs for too many people towards his secret identity. This does set up many things for the next volume, but for me I much prefer the main DC universe Batman.


A Court of Thorns and Roses (Court of Thorns & Roses Tril 1)
A Court of Thorns and Roses (Court of Thorns & Roses Tril 1)
by Sarah J. Maas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

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4.0 out of 5 stars Beauty and the Beasts, 20 May 2015
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Great fairy tale story for adults. This is a fresh take on the Beauty and the Beast mythos. Sarah J Mass specialises in putting her own spin on classic stories. This is a love story with sensual and slightly more explicit love scenes that you would find in the classic. I have been a fan of SJM's writing style since the first e-novel of Thrown of Grass. The chapters are chunked together to allow easy reading, they wary in length depending on how much information is available in the chapter.

16 year old Feyre was raised in a rich family the youngest of three daughters. She is raised in the life of a socialite, and told/warned stories of human’s former masters the cruel and oppressive faeries from the land of Prythian. A treaty and a magical barrier is all that separates Prythian and the mortal world. She is 8 years old when her mother dies and their family fortune is lost. Senescing an inner strength in Feyre her mother entrusts the welfare of the family to her youngest daughter. Feyre teaches herself the skills needed to achieve this this through hunting. On her latest hunting expedition she kills a wolf that is actually a faerie (note these are not little thing with wings, but six foot plus demonic creatures and natural predators of humans). In killing it the Beast/Tamlin comes to claim her life of the life she has taken. Now forced to live in Prythian, where everything could kill her if not for Tamlin's protection. Can she get over her own stubborn and prejudice, attitude and beliefs to walk the path fate has in store for her. Feyre leans to see the nobility in some Faeies, but she also learns some are even worse than she ever heard of or imagined.

This is a very enjoyable book; there are many twists and turns as to where certain characters loyalties lie. The only downfall of this book for me was the lack of combat. Yes there were quite explicit brutal injuries, but most of the actual combat is over before it starts usually with a wave of their hands or swipe of their claws. I know they had to portray Feyre as much less than her immortal adversaries but some training in how to defend herself in Prythian should have been essential. Having said that this is a love story more than anything else so that can be forgiven. Another highly recommended book by SJM.


Angel 6.0: Escape (Space Opera Romance) (Angel 6.0, Book 2)
Angel 6.0: Escape (Space Opera Romance) (Angel 6.0, Book 2)
Price: £1.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Battle Angel raising, 14 May 2015
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My thanks to Troll River Publications during their R4R Event.

Good writing and more action packed then the first book. Angel spends her days with the man she loves and the answering the demands of her captor who is addicted to her. Finally with escape a becoming a possibility Angel starts to become the warrior she was destined to be. Ok she mainly attacks out of anger but, it definitely show what she is capable of.


Batman Vs Robin [Blu-ray] [US Import]
Batman Vs Robin [Blu-ray] [US Import]

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5.0 out of 5 stars Father and Sons, 13 May 2015
Brutally awesome. The animation is great; the story is a great mix between the Court of the Owls and the generation gap between Damian and Bruce Wayne. Having Bruce's first "son" around as well added a great dynamic to the story. The only down side I would have in this story is I would have made Damian a bit taller. It is pretty hard to take some as a serious killing machine when they don't come past your knees. Yes Damian is supposed to be 10 year old, but he is as tall as a 5 year old. Aside from that everything else about this DVD is excellent.

The action in this DVD is Mortal Kombat level brutal. Having the Talons (who are essentially ninja zombies) Batman does not need to worry about his rule against killing and it show perfect how brutally deadly Batman can be when if he uses lethal force.

The story line is a mix between the Court of the Owls, and the Wrath story where any enemy of Batman tries to recruit Damian to his way of thinking by appealing to insecurities about Bruce trusting him and always preaching restrain and trying to control him. As Damian is the main character in this they do not dwell on Batman's heroic escapes from the court.

The little thing. It is usually the little touches that make the difference between a great movie and good movie, here are some example of the little touches in this movie. Bruce and Damian have a very strong family resemblance in their features. In the parts of the story where they show young Bruce they might as well have used Damian. Things like even when they are fighting seemingly without restraint, Bruce does what any father would do shielding Damian with his own body. A look at the future Batman (666) was a nice touch as well, and a great resolution and turning point in the father and son dynamic. On a personal not having Damian shutting Dick Grayson's mouth was a bonus for me particularly.

This is a great movie, as much as I did not like Damian in the comics I have the say the animated movie version of him is growing on me. I even felt sorry for him in some scenes where Bruce was being his hard@$$ self of a father. I also like the fact that Damian doe give as good as he get when it comes to comebacks and physical blows. This is probably not a movie to watch with the kids, it definitely lives up the 13+ age rating.


Star Wars: Lords of the Sith
Star Wars: Lords of the Sith
by Paul S. Kemp
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.59

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't hunt what you can't kill, 12 May 2015
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Excellent book. This is and action packed insight into the minded of most powerful end evil men in the Star Wars universe. The book is very action packed, but all the action is tempered by tactics and strategies. I like the way Kemp showed not just Darth Sidious and Darth Vader's power but their intelligence as well. Also I like the way the Emperor lets Vader do all the public fighting, but never lets Vader forget he is still the second more powerful and that he has much to learn. For Vader's part Kemp allows Vader to show all of his not just an unstoppable force of destruction with a Lightersaber, or using force blasts and chokes, but also as a pilot, a survivalist and most of all a military commander. I do also like the way Darth Vader not just accepts his past and uses it to fuel him. This is not Vader screaming "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO". He sees the robotic enhancement as that, enhancements that made him better. There is also a hint of a link to another Star Wars Rebels character. If you look back at Anakin Skywalker's history, the Darkside has always suited his personality more that the peace and philosophy of the Jedi.

The world Ryloth home of the Twi'leks. Has never really been free. It is the source of the Twi'leks for the sex slave trade, or the Spice trade (a powerful drug with hologynic properties). Cham is the leader of the Free Ryloth movement, that has been picking off Imperial targets with some success. That is till one of their strikes teams runs into Darth Vader. However they are still a minor annoyance. Now they have a chance really make a statement and get some revenge by killing the emperor and Vader on their unexpected visit to Ryloth. With sizable resources, a great strategic mind, and the element of surprise Cham believes he can make it happen. The one think is cannot plan for it the Darkside. The powers at these two Sith Lords command is beyond anything he has experienced.


Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow
Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow
Dvd
Price: £0.00

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4.0 out of 5 stars Groundhog WAR!!!!, 12 May 2015
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Good movie. I enjoyed the movie from the beginning to the end. This is a clever Sci Fi movie done right. Great story good action and comedic moments. Tom playes a PR officer in the army named Cage. Even though he attained the rank of major he has never see combat. I like the way they made Tom looks extra skinny in this movie is a great touch. The way his mannerism change throughout the movie from scared sh!tle$$ to harden veteran is excellent.

The aliens are not coming they are here. they have attacked and conquered most of the world. Despite the fact that humans are using mach suit to enhance their fighting abilities the only soldier with any success seeing with very little training she single handedly destroyed hundreds of the enemy. Cage's job is to promote these mach suits till he is drafted with every other able bodies human to the front lines. Seemingly killed in battle he gets the chance to relive the day again and again.


Angel 6.0: Concubine (Space Opera Romance)
Angel 6.0: Concubine (Space Opera Romance)
Price: £2.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction, 12 May 2015
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My thanks to Troll River Publications during their R4R Event.

The is an ok introduction to Angel. The book is told from the first person perspective of Angel. A 6 year old enhanced human in an adult body, her name is a clue to where some of her genetic material comes from. She is enhanced to be more adaptable, faster, stronger, heightened senses way above normal humans, and an insatiable sex drive. Unfortunately her life experiences have been limited to learning facts from computer terminal, or sexual encounters from her secret lover. The writing is very good with many hints to come. The one place this book fell down for me, the book is filled with more potential for things to come later in the series then what is actually delivered in this story. I am hoping these are explored more in book 2.


Tales from OZ (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Tales from Oz)
Tales from OZ (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Tales from Oz)
by Dan Wickline
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great art work and very dark stories, 10 May 2015
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This is not the follow the yellow brick road sing along Oz. Great art work and very dark stories. These are the dark origins and back stories of the Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow, Thorne the "cowardly lion" before he became the great guardian he is in the other Zenecsope books, Toto who is not such a little dog. All this and the first issue of the Oz main story. There is also the cover gallery towards the back of the book. This is not a nice book it really highlights the evil and cruelty of the witches, and the suffering of the people of Oz.


Waiting for Forever
Waiting for Forever
Dvd
Price: £0.00

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2.0 out of 5 stars Watching for forever, 10 May 2015
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Slow moving and comes off more creepy than romantic and sweet. The movie moves at a snails pace. The story Willie was 10 years old when his parents dies in a tragic train crash. On the advice of his best friend Emma he chooses to believe all his good memories and his parent are always around them. Willie has a childhood innocence about him, that draws people to him, much to the cergrin of his realist and successful brother. After following Emma all over the country, on the off chance that their paths cross, he has decided now is the time to tell her how he feels. It I could sum up this movie in one word it would be depressing. It is not a feel good movie it is a sad slow crawl to the finish.


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