Monday, May 25, 2015

Down the Stacks #2: Codex Alera

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 18, 2015

Down the Stacks #1: The Legend of Eli Monpress

    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.