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What makes a great villain?

What makes a great villain? By Alexander Ballard Published January 16, 2014 By now I’m sure we’ve all see season 3 of Sherlock, or at least those of us in the UK have.  Season 3 introduced Charles Augustus Magnussen a very different kind of villain from Moriarty but in many ways far more sinister and…

Making Art from Old Books

By Alexander Ballard Published January 15, 2014 The other day I came across some incredible art by an artist Guy Laramee.  He’s created some impressive landscapes by carving books.  Its some really incredible out of the box thinking and design.  Just another great example of some of the original artwork and creativity that is going on…

Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

By Alexander Ballard Published January 14, 2014 The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black They should really think of changing the title of this book to the ‘Stupidest Girl in Coldtown’ Because throughout the course of this book the main character does nothing but make bad decisions and then complain that she keeps making…

Legacy Book Trailers

By Alexander Ballard Published January 8, 2014 Over the last couple of days I’ve put my thinking cap on and my creative together and come up with two book trailers for my first Book Legacy – Book One of the Black Prince Saga. There both very different but I’m hoping that people will find them…

Review: Oryx and Crake

By Alexander Ballard Published January 5, 2014 I’ve never read a Margret Atwood book before but always meant to and I’m glad I picked this one as I really enjoyed it. Oryx and Crake is a melancholy tale of friendship and love. It tells the story of Snowman from his childhood to his life after…

Sci-fi and Fantasy Author A-Z Challange

By Alexander Ballard Published January 04, 2014 Happy 2014 everyone!  It’s a new year and that means new possibilities and challenges. I for one have decided to attempt an author A-Z challenge.  I’m going read 26 Sci-fi or Fantasy books over the course of the year each by a different author and all by authors…