Michaeldgriffiths's Blog
One's man Chaos is another person's Entertainment

Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy

The Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition Monster Manual

March 31, 2020

The Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition Monster Manual was released from Wizards of the Coast a while ago. As mentioned in previous reviews, I have delved into the newest edition of Dungeons and Dragons with the goal of teaching my growing boys the playing style they are more likely to encounter out in their circles […]

Volo’s Guide to Monsters

February 20, 2020

Volo’s Guide to Monsters is an amazing addition to the Dungeons and Dragons 5e game. Unlike former monster manuals, it goes past giving the reader descriptions and stats, although it does do this as well. I enjoyed the manual for many reasons which I will detail below. Genre: Fantasy Role Playing Publisher: Wizards of the […]

Dungeons and Dragons Player’s Handbook for 5E

January 20, 2020

Let me back up before I move forward. I have just passed my 40th year of playing Dungeons and Dragons. When the first remake came out, at the time, I was angered over Gary Gygax being kicked out of his own company and the game becoming too politically correct. So I never added to my […]

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

November 21, 2019

This is not the first time I have read The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander. The first time was several decades ago when I was twelve. This time I am reading it to my young boys after they get into their beds for the night. Funny how little I remembered, but that is another […]

Of Dice and Men by David M. Ewalt

September 13, 2019

This is a non-fiction account which details the evolution of role playing games. It outlines many types, but predominantly focuses on Dungeons and Dragons. The book is half an outline of how Dungeons and Dragons began, while the other half is one man’s journey through his personal role playing experience.     Genre:  Gaming Publisher: […]

Umbertouched by Livia Blackbrune

January 25, 2019

  Umbertouched by Livia Blackbrune Genre:  Fantasy Publisher:  Hyperion Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  5 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths   Umbertouched by Livia Blackbrune is a fantasy novel set in the Rosemarked series. This is the third book in the series. Normally I wouldn’t have started with the third book in a series, but luckily […]

Beowulf by Santiago Garcia and David Rubin

December 10, 2018

Genre:  Fantasy Publisher:  Image Comics Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  4 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths   Beowulf by Santiago Garcia and David Rubin came out on my birthday last year and is an exciting new exploration into one of the oldest recorded tales in Europe. Beowulf has enjoyed multiple artistic, literary, and movie interpretations. This […]

Oars of Olympus by Christopher Mac Lairn

June 28, 2018

Genre:  Fantasy Publisher:  Xlibris Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  3 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths . . Oars of Olympus by Christopher Mac Lairn is a fantasy novel set in mythological Greece. The author mixes in history and facts, but this is more like Clash of the Titans than 300, which in case you were wondering, […]

The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French

May 30, 2018

Genre:  Fantasy Publisher:  Random Books Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  5 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths     The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French is quite a novel. I really enjoyed this one to the point where I read the last 166 pages in one day. I doubt it hurt I am playing a Half Ork […]

Another Roadside Attraction, by Tom Robbins

March 14, 2018

  Genre:  Fantasy Publisher:  Bantam Books Published: 1971 Reviewer Rating:  4.5 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths     Another Roadside Attraction, by Tom Robbins was published in part as a tribute to the creativity and individuality which developed out of the 60s. The story centers around a free thinking and beautiful young clairvoyant, named Amanda, […]