Dune

Written By: Frank Herbert Published By: Ace Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                When the latest film version of the Frank Herbert science fiction novel, Dune, hit the theaters, I listened to my friends’ enthusiasm and wondered at it.  My father had this book on our shelves when I was a kid and even though heContinue reading “Dune”

The Dune Sketchbook

(Music from the Soundtrack) Score By: Hans Zimmer Distributed By: WaterTower Music Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                It’s been a while since I reviewed soundtrack music.  When I received an offer from WaterTower Music to review The Dune Sketchbook, I was hesitant.  I knew nothing about Dune – hadn’t read the book by Frank Herbert,Continue reading “The Dune Sketchbook”

The Song of Achilles

Written By: Madeline Miller Published By: Ecco Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Being a rabid fan of all things mythology, it is no wonder that one of my Christmas presents would be a book based on mythology.  The story of the Trojan War has been told by many, most famously by Homer in The Iliad. Continue reading “The Song of Achilles”

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Author: Gordon Doherty Publisher: Ace Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I’ve been truly enjoying the Assassin’s Creed novel series based on the video game by Ubisoft.  I’ve finally reached the last one in the series and, lo and behold, I discover it is written by a different author.  Most of the Assassin’s Creed novels haveContinue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey”

Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance

Author:  Oliver Bowden Published By: Ace Books  Reviewed by Melissa Minners             Since seeing the promos for the Ubisoft game Assassin’s Creed III, I have been longing to know more about this gaming series.  I was impressed with the idea of a video game that is steeped in historical fiction, featuring well-known moments and charactersContinue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance”

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