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— July 2002 Archive —

I finished The Crooked House a few days back. This is #2 in Dave Duncan’s King’s Daggers series. I didn’t enjoy it as much as Sir Stalwart. It just didn’t have the same life as the first book. In part, I think it was because Duncan didn’t have the fun […]

My g/f came home from the library with a treat for us. I mentioned The Gilded Chain a few days ago… this is the first novel in Dave Duncan’s The King’s Blades series. Well, Duncan also has a young adult series set in the same universe; he calls this one […]

A few days back I mentioned The Crystal Shard by R. A. Salvatore, in a somewhat disparaging way. I just finished the book, and in the end, I’m glad I did. Salvatore didn’t have a pro’s polish when he wrote this book back in 1988, but he did spin a […]


Ack, it’s been a week since my last confes.. last update. Better bring things up to date. I was sick last Friday and over the weekend, so not much happened worth talking about. At the same time, we were moving our servers from one data center to another, and since […]

I just finished The Gilded Chain: A Tale of the King’s Blades by Dave Duncan. What a wonderful, wonderful book. Duncan has put together a fantasy world that’s heavy on the swords and relatively light on the sorcery. The King’s Blades are swordsmen who are bound to the king by […]

OK, I’ve been nagged about a lack of blog entries, and as per the comment from the g/f below, I’ll have to admit that I’ve been addicted to G4TV, the new ‘gaming channel.’ It’s a really strange mix, this channel. Sometimes, I cringe, fearing someone will come in and see […]

That ranger woman is starting to vex me greatly. Here’s to a great game like Warcraft III being released just in time for a long weekend! Woot!

Why do so many people look forward to summer? What the hell is pleasant about this weather? It’s like you need a knife and fork to cut chunks out of the air to breath in. I just don’t get the appeal at all.