Anyone interested in videogame testing should check out Game Testing: All in One. The textbook-like tome is sprinkled with inside jokes that game geeks will appreciate, as well as a deep look behind the mysterious tester curtain.
If you want an epic adventure that could be dropped into any or all of the science fiction, steampunk or fantasy genres, you can’t go wrong with the Pillars of Reality series, and the Pirates of Pacta Servanda book is one of the best yet.
What’s it like to belong to two different peoples? We find out in the Star Trek: The Original Series: Child of Two Worlds novel, which offers a surprisingly deep story alongside typical sci-fi and Star Trek action.
While most compendium type books cover a lot of games, this volume of the Classic Home Video Games series just looks at the Sega Genesis, Neo Geo and TurboGrafx-16, but it’s a real deep dive for true fans.
This week we circle back to The Sword Chronicles series with Child of Sorrow. Although author Michaelbrent Collings writes some depressing stories overall, the plot of this entry is just as intense and action packed as the first.
You would think that having the nice dragon, Julius, take control of his clan from his evil mother would be riveting, but Book Three of the Heartstrikers series is a bit of a downturn for the series. Still good, but we know it could be better.
Starspawn makes for an effective mixture of horror mixed with sword and sorcery. The elements of one reinforce the other well here, so fans of either genre should give it a try.
Set in the Pathfinder world of Golarian, Shy Knives gives us an incredible street level view of the sad history of Taldor, showing how it breeds desperate characters holding on to every little scrap.
If you haven’t gotten into the Craft Sequence novels yet, then you are really missing out on an amazing set of interconnected stories. Full Fathom Five rounds out the bunch, with its own engaging story.
In our literary review this week we continue exploring the Heartstrikers series, following the exploits of hapless exiled dragon Julius. He’s laying low in Detroit, but his draconic family has other dark plans.