Review: The Crown Tower

Title: The Crown Tower

Author: Michael J. Sullivan

Date Published:  August 6, 2013

Amazon Link and ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0316243711

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Point of View and tense: Third Person Past Tense

Genre: Fantasy

Subject matter / Setting:

Two men who hate each other. One impossible mission. A legend in the making.
Hadrian Blackwater, a warrior with nothing to fight for is paired with Royce Melborn, a thieving assassin with nothing to lose. Together they must steal a treasure that no one can reach. The Crown Tower is the impregnable remains of the grandest fortress ever built and home to the realm’s most prized possessions. But it isn’t gold or jewels that the old wizard is after, and if he can keep them from killing each other they become a legendary team. (retrieved from amazon) Continue reading

Flash Fiction Challenege: Clank

The blog Terribleminds posted a Flash Fiction Challenge. I haven’t been doing these lately because I’ve been spending time on my book instead, but this one sounded interesting, so I’m going to give it a shot. This challenge is unique, though. The goal is to only write half a story, then next week someone will, possibly, choose to write the second half.


My eyes opened with a metallic clatter. A single dim lamp reflected its yellow hue on the ceiling above. Instinctually I was able to sit up and balance myself on the table. At least I think it was instinct because I certainly don’t remember ever doing it before. My legs dangled over the edge and my feet didn’t quite touch the floor. The thought of lifting myself off the table and falling, even just that little bit, worried me, but I did it. My feet clanked on the rusty floor as I stumbled, trying to find my balance. With my feet spread wide I was able to stabilize, so I lifted my head to look around. Continue reading

Book to Movie Review: The Book Thief

I haven’t read the book yet, but now I plan on adding it to my long list. I really felt like I could identify with the characters, and I feel like I have a better grasp on the situation the people were put into (Jews and German alike) now.

The whole movie felt very realistic even though it is a fiction. The quality (production value) was very high even though I had never heard of it before. The narrator wasn’t annoying, but it would have been the same movie without him entirely, kinda weird. If you feel like a good war drama this is the way to go.

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