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Warcraft: The Beginning – Review

Posted in Film, Gaming with tags , , , , , , on June 7, 2016 by C J Spear

It’s rare that two of my main interests – gaming and film – intersect. The history of video game adaptations to film isn’t a pretty one, and when the Warcraft film was announced as actually a thing that was happening, I was both nervous and excited. Warcraft has such potential for incredible films, but as with any video game adaptation, it had the chance to be terrible.

Before I dive into details, let me just start by saying the film isn’t terrible – it’s avoided the pitfalls of ‘another terrible video game movie’. Is it an incredible, groundbreaking, life-changing film? No, but that was always unlikely, and as far as I’m concerned the film was good enough. Good enough sounds like a fairly mediocre review, but I mean from the stand point of a general audience member. Warcraft provides a fun film experience for people who’ve never played the game, but for fans of the franchise (especially the lore) it’s something else entirely. The World of Warcraft has been brought to life.

My full review after the cut, but we warned that there will be some spoilers ahead. If you’re familiar with the lore it shouldn’t be anything surprising, but if you’re not then I’d recommended seeing it and coming back.

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Return of the Dragons FAQ

Posted in Books with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2015 by C J Spear

Now that my book has been out for a couple of weeks, I figured I’d sit down to talk a little bit about it, and answer some common questions that people might have. If you haven’t read the book yet don’t worry: this post is spoiler free.

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Return of the Dragons

Posted in Books with tags , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2015 by C J Spear

My new book, Return of the Dragons, is now live and for sale!

Available exclusively on amazon, it’s just £2.99/$3.99 for the ebook version or £10.00/$12.99 for the paperback. The price disparity is entirely down to the printing and shipping costs (I make about the same from both versions, so get whichever one you’d prefer!)

You should be able to preview the first few chapters on the amazon page, but I’ve heard some people have had problems with getting it to work, so you can also preview the first chapter here or on Goodreads.

Check out the amazon page for more details on the book, and if you pick up a copy, thank you and I hope you enjoy it!

Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1Mu2igz

Amazon US – http://amzn.to/1MWTQsD

Goodreads – http://bit.ly/1NqZHYH

Also, if you do pick up and enjoy the book, reviews on both Amazon and Goodreads are a huge help for me, and greatly appreciated. If you’ve already left me a review: you’re awesome!

As always, you can find me on twitter @heroicrant, or find me on my new facebook page, which you can find here: http://on.fb.me/1Oy8Cs4