The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 2

Sep. 18th, 2017 07:37 am
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The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 2 by Christian Gossett

The continuing story -- to the end of the published issues. Spoilers ahead for the earlier volume.

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The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 1

Sep. 17th, 2017 12:12 am
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The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Christian Gossett

An alternative, magitech-based USSR and a disastrous battle. . .

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Etho's side of post-hospital, I know this is late and that is entirely down to me.
Anyway, this has much angst, many thoughts that are more than questionable and a visit to his oldest friend, Ashley.

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 3b | 4 | 5 | 6
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Mindcrack Marathon 2017

Sep. 16th, 2017 09:09 pm
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Hey guys, just rising from the dead to let you guys know that this year's marathon has been announced!
Starting the 13th October details here: http://mindcrackmarathon.com/

T
hey've also created a mindcrack community discord which I assume will stick around long after the event which I think will be a really great thing for the community since the subreddit has been dying.

While the move to twitch (plus the betterment of youtube comments) has been fullscale, I've personally found the community's become a lot more splintered and I'd love to see Mindcrack coming together as a whole again.

Also a reminder that the current stickied post has a link to our own salad discord and I'd love to see you guys there!.

Also with any luck you'll be getting something that ends with 'fourteen' by the time the marathon hits ;))
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Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless buccaneer, fabulously rich, burying dozens of treasure chests up and down the eastern seaboard. But it turns out that most everyone, even many respected scholars, have the story all wrong. Captain William Kidd was no career cut-throat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates. His three-year odyssey aboard the aptly named Adventure galley pitted him against arrogant Royal Navy commanders, jealous East India Company captains, storms, starvation, angry natives, and, above all, flesh-and-blood pirates.

A really interesting book about the pirate turned pirate hunter who wasn't as ruthless or had as much treasure as people thought.

After his time as a pirate in the Caribbean he settled in New York City, married a wealthy widow & became respectable. Through a chance meeting he is commissioned by William III of England to capture pirates in the Indian Ocean. Run-ins with the English Navy, his crew not being paid because they can't find any pirates & crossing paths with his old shipmate (& mutineer against Kidd) Robert Culliford lead to his eventual downfall.

It Starts With....

Sep. 11th, 2017 02:04 am
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 Okay y'all, I know It's not August anymore, but bear with me. I thought I'd give this whole friendship thing a shot, yeah? With my own little twist to it, of course. So enjoy!

The start of a beautiful friendship is not within the awkward first moments of quiet exchanges, but within the moment your souls seem to click and you wonder how you ever lived without them.


 
 

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sadly this is the last amelia peobody novel as elizabeth peters passed in aug. 2013. also sadly, ms. peters had only started writing the final page at the time of her passing, but left a lot of notes which joan hess used to complete the novel. i don't know if any were on the story or dialogue or just on the background (the discovery & disappearance of the famous bust of queen nefertiti)

it reads like fan fiction. not very good fan fic either. characters are out of character or almost parodies of themselves. there's a pack of assassins running around in almost comical fashion & the peabody/emerson clan's enemy sethos (mater criminal & master of disguise) seems almost shoehorned in. frankly, i'm not sure i really cared for the character anyway.
titles of previous amelia peabody novels were randomly added to conversations for no good reason other than this is the 20th novel in the series. it's kind of like when all of those nods to previous bond movies were in die another day for the franchise's 40th anniversary. i very nearly stopped reading it. but i will bravely plowed though to the end.

i didn't notice a change to the avalon series by marion zimmer bradley after her passing. but maybe it's because; 1. diana l. paxson was her co-author on the last 3 before bradley passed. 2. i had not re-read the series at least twice like i have with the peabody series. 3. was not in the middle of yet another re-read of the series like i am with this one. 4. or a big fan of the avlaon series like i am with the peabody series.

tl;dr only read this novel if you want to complete the series. but it might disappoint fans of the amelia peabody novels.
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