I have became pretty interested in game development lately (as a hobby) and so i've started learning XNA. The first step was to read "Learn XNA 3.0" which is a pretty good book on the subject (although the XNA API could have been explained a little more thoroughly).
A somehow different fantasy trilogy. Has a few good points but the overall story arc is slightly disappointing and it would have helped if the writing were a little more “direct”. Loved the conclusion from the last page though.
Unfortunately overall is hard to recommend.
Pretty good. I wouldn’t say if as “effective” as the first one but it’s worth a read.
Must read trilogy from Jennifer Fallon.
I'm not much of a fan of literature inspired from gaming but this is a exception. It's a very nice written novel which bridges the gap between the 2 games (and it also deals with the Aspho fields battle from the Pendulum wars). So, if you played the game and you're interested in the Gears of War backstory, this is a must read.
This had the potential to be GREAT but unfortunately it ended up being only mediocre. The first book is very interesting and sets up "the stage" just right but the next 2 simply don't deliver. It's a shame because the backstory is very interesting.
The action in this trilogy takes place between the Drizzt and the War of the spider queen novels and the heroine is Liriel Baenre.
The first 2 books are pretty good but the third one is pretty far off ( both as writing style and as a continuation for the storyline). If you're interested in drows than it's worth reading...
This series can be broken in 2 parts. The first 3 books form the main story arc while the last book seems an afterthought and the "action" happens a while after the events in the first 3 books.
The firat 2 books are pretty good. It's somehow refreshing to read a fantasy book in which the main character is not the usual guy but a middle aged woman. The book pacing is good with the action flowing nicely. I was pleasantly surprised by the series when i finished the second book. But the disaster stroke....i don't know what happened because the third book (which ends the main story arc) just plain sucks. Topped by a crappy unsatisfactory ending.
You could get away without reading the last book (and you won't miss much) but if you decide to read it.....simply put it it's just meh.
If you read fantasy then probably you heard of "Sword of Shadows" series by J.V.Jones. I can't confirm if the series is great of not because i have a habit of not reading series of books before the last volume is published. So wanting to read something by JV Jones, i have settled for "Book of Words".
It's a interesting read....more of a "light" fantasy but, nonetheless, interesting story and characters (although the characters were a bit "cliche"). The storyline itself could have been a little more "fleshed out", but in the end the books were worth reading.