The greatest knight

Author: Elizabeth Chadwick

William Marshall was a real person; born in relative obscurity he rose through the ranks to become “the greatest knight that ever lived” as well as Earl of Pembroke. He served under four kings of England, although this book only covers his exploits under two, Henry II and Richard I. He married Isabel de Clare, who was the daughter of Strongbow. And through her gained the rights to Leinster.

I’m Captain François Blaze Martin of the Seablaze. You can call me Blaze.

Sometimes looking at my Statcounter details I’m a little icked out. I mean fanfic is all well and good, but Brian O’Driscoll fanfic! I just can’t get my head around that. Real people are real. You can’t fanfic them. At least not around here. This is a royal decree. Possibly …

The Ultimates

Writ: Mark Millar & Illus: Bryan Hitch

I was a little disappointed in these graphic novels. Mainly because they often seemed to look for the cheap laugh while at the same time trying to be all gritty at the same time. You can usually go for one or the other, but both at the same time usually doesn’t work.

The beekeeper’s apprentice

Author: Laurie R. King
A Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery #1
I read the most recent of this series recently, and really enjoyed it, so of course I had to pick up the first in the series and get introduced to the characters properly. I just couldn’t shake the impression that I was missing out on so much when I read The language of bees. And, of course, one should always begin at the beginning. It is a very good place to start, or so I’ve heard.

2010 #2

Week 2: We don’t normally get snow in Ireland. And when we do get it, it is usually a light dusting so having the white stuff on the ground for pretty much a month was something very different for us :) Last Sat a couple of us went up to …