Monday, 19 November 2012

Blogga's Wall catchup

So a bit of a catchup here, covering the latter half of the summer to a very cold British winter here in November. i must admit my new job hasn't left me weith much time to dedicate to this blog or to enjoy as much sci-fi as I usually like to so even with the backlog this won't be a big post.

First of all a massive thanks to all you who read this as Blogga the Hutt has now reached 100,000 pageviews!!! I never would have dreamed it!! Thanks for your interest and your patience with my scattered and random postings.

1) Star Wars: Red Harvest

A prequel to the author's previous Star Wars horror 'Deathtroopers' this novel was set in the era of the videogame The Old Repoublic based on a Sith Academy where the leader Darth Scabrous creates a formula aimed at guaranteeing immortality, but instead unleashes an army of undead Sith students across the frozen planet. Equally as creepy as the first installment it had the advantage of not having characters who we knew would live such as Han Solo who featured in the first book.

2) Star Wars The Old Republic: Revan

Not nearly good enough for missing out on Knights of the Old Republic III for the MMO but it was still exciting to find out what happened next to the hero of the awesome Bioware game. Revan takes a journey deep into Sith space to take on the dreaded Sith Emperor who had ruled for centuries and will give everything to stop him from reaching the Republic. A very exciting read for fans of the game.

3) Halo: Glasslands

I'm actually still reading this one even thoiugh I put it on the wall in October, like I said my time for enjoying Sci-Fi is more limited than it once was. Sort of carrying on from 'Ghosts of Onyx' the story takes us into post-war Halo, with the Sangheili struggling to find a purpose without the Prophet's rule and ONI taking steps to divide the splintering ranks among their former enemies even at the risk of destabilizing the peace talks between Admiral Hood and the Arbiter. With trouble brewing with insurrectionist colonies peace may not be all it's cracked up to be...

That's it - I was going to do a movies post, but there's nothing Sci-Fi in November by the looks of it so it'll be another Mass Effect post next!!

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