This week on “Down the Stacks,” I’ll be looking at a six-volume military epic written on a bet by Jim Butcher, of Dresden Files fame. After a debate about whether or not a good author could produce a good book from a bad idea, Butcher bet he could write a good book based on two random ideas. The concepts given to him were a lost Roman legion and Pokemon, and the books that came forth are collectively called The Codex Alera.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
Welcome to the first review in the “Down the Stacks” series. In “Down the Stacks,” I write about Fantasy and Science Fiction books I have read and which I believe deserve some time in the spotlight. For this first review, I’ve chosen the book series that takes the first position on my local library’s shelf by author name: The Legend of Eli Monpress, by Rachel Aaron.