Friday, March 28, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
After accusations of torching her ex-boyfriend’s home are followed by the mysterious poisoning of her ex-best friend, seventeen-year-old Holland Briggs assumes her life is over. And it is. But not in the way she thinks.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Here's what it's about:
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Three years have passed since magic destroyed the world.
Those who remain struggle to survive the monsters roaming the streets, fighting back with steel and magic—the very weapons that birthed the Howls in the first place.
Tenn is one such Hunter, a boy with the ability to harness the elements through ancient runes. For years, the Hunters have used this magic to keep the monsters at bay, but it's never been enough to truly win the war. Humans are losing.
When Tenn falls prey to an incubus named Tomás and his terrifying Kin, Tenn learns there's more to this than a fight for survival. He's a pawn in a bigger game, one with devastating consequences. If he doesn't play his part, it could cost him his life, his lover and his world.
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About the Author
Alex is many things, but first and foremost, he's a Sagittarius.
In the past few years he's taught circus in Amsterdam and Madrid, gotten madly lost in the Scottish wilderness, drummed with Norse shamans, and received his Masters in creative writing from Glasgow University. And that's the abbreviated list.
He is the author of the tantalizing CIRQUE DES IMMORTELS trilogy, which debuted in 12/12 from 47North. MARTYR, the first book in his post-apocalyptic YA fantasy series, THE HUNTED, will be published 10/14 by Spencer Hill Press.
When he's not writing or climbing in the rafters, he's probably outside, staring at the clouds. And seeing as he now resides in Seattle, there are clouds aplenty.
Friday, March 7, 2014
I'm pretty sure I'm going to fail the first time around.
And that's okay, I think.
I'm enjoying the open world and not being stuck to a rigorous linear path. The battle system is much improved over the paradigm shift from the previous FFXIII games, flowing smoother from one shift to another with a simple touch of a button. I'm still working on setting up effective skills, but I'm getting closer to having a good set for overall battle.
The graphics are breathtaking, the world beautiful and rich. I like the way random battle is sort of back into play; sometimes you see the fiends way ahead of time, sometimes they pop up right in your face. I'm usually all about slogging through battle after battle, but in this game, with the clock counting down to doomsday, I find myself working a lot of evasive maneuvers.
It's all about the missions. Finishing quests levels Lightning's stats and provides the souls needed to extend the life of the planet. So--ahem--running around monster-hunting and sightseeing isn't the best idea.
I'm feeling a lot closer to the story in this installment as well. Emotions are running deep in this one.
On a lighter note, I'm probably spending way too much time customizing my schemata garb.
Overall, my early experience with FFXIII: Lightning Returns has been revitalizing. I'm eager to dive back in and see what lies in store for Lightning and the world of Nova Chrysalis.