Monthly Archives: July 2012

First Lines: The Enchantress

And so it’s come to this. Two gates, two portals await… No, wait. Wrong story. Still, it has come to this. Chronologically speaking, it’s been just a few days between the opening lines of The Alchemyst amd the epilogue of The Enchantress, the sixth and final installment in Michael Scott’s The Secrets of the Immortal… Read more »

Seen Live: Jon Oliva’s Pain

Jon Oliva’s Pain was touring Europe in honor of the 25th anniversary of Savatage’s classic Hall of the Mountain King album. Which makes sense when you know that Jon Oliva once upon a time was the frontman of Savatage. And Savatage, well, it is no more, will probably never be again. It was my fifth… Read more »

Seen Live: Carpe Noctem

Almost exactly a month ago, on a sunday, I went all the way halfway across the world to Rijen, Brabandt* to see an amateur production of my favorite musical, Tanz der Vampire. It was being performed by Theatergroep NoNonsense, called Carpe Noctem – Pluk de nacht and it was quite awesome. A few years ago,… Read more »

First Lines: The Wind Through the Keyhole

You could call me a Stephen King junkie. I’m pretty sure I read all his fiction—not all in English, yet—and a few of his non-fiction works. The thing is, the man just keeps coming with more books. Which I don’t mind, as they seem to be getting better. As the name betrays, King’s latest novel… Read more »

First Lines: The Fifth Elephant

The Fifth Elephant is the twelfth Discworld novel I read, and my first foray into The Watch series. (Due to it’s size, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld-series could seem daunting to the uninitiated. It was to me. I started with the first few in chronological order, which drove me to the brink of giving up. When I… Read more »