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Goddess: Kelly Gardiner

★★★ ½

Occasionally history renders fiction almost unnecessary. This was especially true in the case of Julie d’Aubigny, who blazed her way through Parisian society in the final years of the 17th century. 899 more words

Books

Film Review: Captain Blood (1935)

Release Date: December 28th, 1935 (USA)
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Written by: Casey Robinson
Based on: Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
Music by: Erich Wolfgang Korngold… 365 more words

Film

The Death of Flinder Quickfingers

Flinder ran like he had never run before.  It wasn’t supposed to have gone like this; it was a simple job, a quick hit and run with a payout that should have made him look twice but it was for a nobleman and they never knew how much something like this was worth.  1,070 more words

Fiction

105 Must See Films: Captain Blood (1935)

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland

Director: Michael Curtiz

A swashbuckling romance in which a good English doctor (Flynn) is mistaken for a traitor and sold into white slavery in Jamaica. 203 more words

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Book Review: The Fencing Master by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Arturo Perez-Reverte’s The Fencing Master is something of a change of pace– historical fiction, and possibly even literary fiction. Gasp! And while it doesn’t have any spaceships or dragons, at least it has a couple of swordfights, as one would expect from a book called The Fencing Master. 487 more words

The Serpent's Map Part V

Being a continuation from here.

The first part can be found here (yes, I still haven’t gone back and renamed all the pieces, but then this wasn’t originally envisioned as a serialized long piece, either). 1,596 more words

Fiction

Book Review - Hope and Red by Jon Skovron

Hope and Red (Empire of Storms Trilogy #1) by Jon Skovron

Published June 30th 2016 by Orbit Books

The book blurb;

‘IN A FRACTURING EMPIRE SPREAD ACROSS SAVAGE SEAS, TWO PEOPLE FIND A COMMON CAUSE. 837 more words

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