A reminder that, if you’d like to enter a giveaway to win a free copy of Ice Warriors: Key of Midgard, it can be found here.
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(This review may contain spoilers).
King Arthur was one of the legends I thoroughly enjoyed reading while I was growing up, enchanted with the tales of chivalry, knights and magic. So when I saw this movie advertised, I was immediately intrigued and wanted to see it.
Almost as soon as this film started, at least when Arthur became an adult, it felt like a Middle Ages mafia movie. In spite of this and the several instances of modern-day language, I did like Arthur’s character, but I felt very few of the minor characters were really developed that much. I often found myself completely lost over who was who.
I did really like the way the story was told, even if the constant flashbacks were somewhat confusing. There were some really intense scenes, in particular the one where Arthur first comes into contact with Excalibur. And it was difficult to learn of and to see the ultimate fate of Uther.
I actually found myself feeling sympathy for the Lady of the Lake, even though she only appeared the once. It seemed like she had quite a lonely existence…at least from what I could see.
I did find the Mage an intriguing character, but I felt that she was left very much in the background. She was supposed to be the next Merlin, but there was very little detail shown about her history or even much of her personality. I felt like there was a lot left unfinished by the end of the movie.
There were some good elements of humour and I liked the relationship between Back Lack and his son. I felt the ladies in the brothel were just grouped together as one character and there was no individuality shown to them.
I also noticed that none of the characters seemed to age – barring Arthur and his cousin, who were children at the start.
I liked the acceptance and hints of magic and it was good to see a new take on the origins tale of King Arthur. But although this film was entertaining to watch and drew me in, it’s definitely vastly different to the original versions.
In light of the fact that, this time next weekend, I’ll be in London at the Heroes and Villains convention and the following weekend, I’ll be in Blackpool at Ultimates… I thought for this giveaway of an e-book copy (mobi, epub, PDF, word format…) of Ice Warriors: Key of Midgard, I’d ask readers which celebrity they’d most like to meet and what you’d say to him or her.
Join in even if you don’t want to win a copy of the book. Just indicate you don’t want to be in the drawing, but please do join in.
A reminder that Ice Warriors: Key of Midgard is available on Amazon UK at £2.70 and Amazon US at $3.48 and also on other variations of the Amazon site. It is also available in paperback format, but the Kindle app is free to download. You can also read a free excerpt on Amazon.
Please continue to help me spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc. Buy a copy. Leave an honest rating and even a review on Amazon and Goodreads. And I’ll continue to keep readers updated about how Ice Warriors: Key of Helheim is getting on, along with the other books I have in the works. And, of course, I will continue to post reviews.
(This review may contain spoilers).
I’ve seen all of the Alien movies to date, though the only Predator movie I’ve seen is Alien VS. Predator.
While I did find this movie entertaining to watch, I did feel like the characters made one bad decision after the other. It wasn’t very clear how the crew had been chosen for the mission. If any of them were scientists or doctors… and if any of them were, the decision to go onto an unknown planet with no protective gear, no matter how breathable the air supposedly is, was an insanely stupid idea.
I felt only a handful of the characters were really developed a lot. There were some relationships, but as the majority of them weren’t really shown, it was hard to care when people began dying. I spent most of the movie just waiting for each person to die.
Ironically, the characters I felt were developed the most weren’t even human – Walter and David. It was good to see their almost human reactions and interactions, though I definitely preferred Walter over David. It was a mark of how good an actor Michael Fassbender is that he could play two totally different characters.
A lot of this movie was visually dark, which made it hard at times to see what was going on. And there were some motivations that didn’t make a whole lot of sense, even by the end of the movie.
While there was a lot of gore in this film, it wasn’t until the end that the iconic Alien actually put in an appearance. There were, however, quite a few other iconic scenes, such as the face-hugger and creature bursting out of someone’s chest.
This movie was entertaining to watch, but I didn’t particularly care about the fate of a lot of the characters. And I also picked up on certain things long before they happened. I felt the fact the other characters didn’t made them come across as quite inept.
All told, I wouldn’t watch this movie again…but if you’re a fan of the Alien franchise, you probably do want to see this.
The giveaway is now live for Ice Warriors: Key of Midgard on Goodreads. It is completely free on Goodreads to enter and can be found here.
I will also be giving away one ebook of Ice Warriors through here, whether in mobi or PDF format. All you have to do is comment with your favourite myth or legend, or even just a figure from mythology. Doesn’t even have to be from Norse mythology. Next Tuesday, I’ll pick one person at random who will receive a free ebook copy.
I look forward to your responses.
Ice Warriors: Key of Midgard is now available in paperback format on Amazon and Lulu. Both of these are print-on-demand services. Unfortunately, because printing is quite expensive, the physical books are a lot more than the Kindle versions. You can, however, get the Kindle app on both the phone and the laptop.
Please do help me spread the word by sharing and, where possible, leaving a rating and even a review on one of these sites, or even on Goodreads.
At least the Kindle version is. Paperback is still in review on Amazon, but I’m planning to also publish on Lulu with a physical copy, which will hopefully be cheaper.
The book costs £2.70 on the Amazon UK Kindle and $3.50 on the Amazon US.
The UK version can be found here: Ice Warriors Book One Kindle UK
The US version can be found here: Ice Warriors Book One Kindle US
Please help me spread the word! And if you read the book, feel free to leave a rating at least. Even if you didn’t like the book, it’ll still help to know.
I’ll post once the book is available in paperback format.