django review

The Shadow Throne by Django Wexler

Shiiiiit. I am loving this series 
(click these links if you wan to see the first book seriously read it)

I think it’s safe to say I liked this one more…but thats normally how it is with series, less introduction more story as it goes on…it was so so awesome. Women in the army, women kicking ass, Women loving women!!! (Janus and Marcus were cool to, but my favorite POV was Raes and Winter)

All in all 10/10 (Thank you so much @meripihka7 I love you for introducing me to this series)

Spoilers and madness under the cut

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OKAY so I finished my book and I’m going to wax bloody lyrical about this series.

YOU SHOULD READ IT. LIke, really. It’s flintlock fantasy, light on the magic, making it more military than fantastical, but regardless of your interest in military fiction, the strong character writing will pull you right in.

The characters are amazing. Janus is a brilliant mastermind, Holmesian and inscrutable, and I love that Django Wexler opts to never show the story from his point of view. It would ruin everything (although I wouldn’t object to it happening in the latter two books because damn it I DO want to know whats going on in his head. But also I don’t. ARGH.)

Poor Marcus is the Watson to his Holmes-brain, following orders with faith that things will work out. He’s the guy you just love and root for because he’s doing the best he can with what he’s got and you just want to take him and keep him safe with a nice cup of tea.

AND WINTER. Winter is amazing. A soldier in Janus’s army and the most fantastic lesbian character I’ve ever read. Yes indeed, this book series ticks the good LGBTQ character box right from the beginning. I don’t like just branding her as that though, because she’s so much more than a label. She’s smart, tactical, and unsure of herself but grows into commanding and leading, while following her own storyline about her lost lover and giving me SO many feelings.

The second book introduces more strong women (since the first book is set out in an army, there are some really good secondary female characters but they get blasted into the background by the second book’s cast,) like Raesina, the Princess/Queen-in-waiting, who is clever and practical, and puts herself in danger far too often, either by putting her face right into musket fire, or by sassing enemies.

The magic in this world is inventive and mysterious, and there’s so much more of it to discover. I can’t wait for books 4 and 5. But I’ll have to.


Also, Django Wexler loves gaming and cats. So support your fellow awesome geeks and BUY HIS BOOKS. What more reason do you need?

Django Unchained Review

 So I literally just watched it there and I loved it so much I just had to start talking about it! It was such a compelling movie and a Tarantino masterpiece!  This is one badass movie! Through gunfights, and sheer gore it has you captivated from start to finish. 

  Okay so its set in the slave loving America around the late 1800’s the movie follows Django (Jamie Foxx) a slave whom is found by a bounty hunter disguised as a dentist named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) who hires him as his partner in bounty hunting. It follows thier journey of bounty hunting and even a trip to find Django’s wife whom he was separated from by a former owner. 

One thing I really did love about it, was the acting. Jamie Foxx put on a stellar act and the same goes for Waltz.One actor that I think stood out on everyone’s mind was DiCaprio. He played the outstanding role of Calvin Candie who is the plantation owner and the owner of Django’s wife.I think DiCaprio showed his fine acting skills in this movie down to a tee. Even during one of the scenes he smashes his hand off a glass and he actually hurts himself and blood is pumping from his hand he still continues on and then goes on to rub the blood in another characters face!

 Even though it seems like a very depressing story there are humor devices everywhere, even down to the way they speak. 

Thats all I really have to say about it because I’m really speechless after it! All of you , you must go and see it! Its cinema gold. 

Goodnight my lovelys :)