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INTRODUCTION THE IMMORTAL WEAPONS collects issues 1-6 of the comic series of the same name. It springs from the main series entitled,  THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST  and if you have not read that, then this graphic novel could certainly still entertain you, but will probably seem a bit random since it largely builds upon some of the characters in Iron Fist's series and one of the issues actually takes place after the events of THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOLUME 5 . I have previously read and reviewed the core volumes of this series so I will be writing the review for this spin-off work with a pre-established bias toward these characters as well as the story space itself. Effectively THE IMMORTAL WEAPONS is a compilation that features each of the six Immortal Weapons: Fat Cobra, Bride of Nine Spiders, Dog Brother, Tiger's Beautiful Daughter, and The Prince of Orphans. Many of these characters were massively underdeveloped prior to this piece due to their being side characters in the


A new year means that it's time for a new Goodreads challenge which means new books! There are some things that I am still wrapping up from 2015, but all in all, I'm very excited for what the new year will bring in terms of reading.  Kicking things off is the completion of The Immortal Iron Fist series. Volume 4 and Volume 5 are the first two books I have read in the new year and the reviews for all of the volumes can be found in my Review Roundup post. Currently in Progress is The Goblin Emperor. I kind of put this one on hold for a bit to do other things, but am back into it now and looking forward to finally reading through to the end.  Still to be started is The Immortal Weapons, a graphic novel offshoot from The Immortal Iron Fist series. I'm stoked to have just a little bit more time to spend with these characters and can't wait to see what this collection of comics entails.  It's a pretty solid way to start  my 2016 Reading


INTRODUCTION 2015 was a busy year for me in all regards. It saw the publishing of my debut novel, Digitarum , the birth of my Goodreads account, the start of my 2015 reading challenge for getting 20 books read, the inception of this very blog and the general renewal for my passion for literature (fiction in all forms really). Perhaps what I am most excited about is my new vigor for reading. I've enjoyed being a Goodreads user immensely and it has been great fun to run this blog. I've had a lot of other things going on to be thankful for like becoming a part of the indie author community, getting a fancy new day job that has been treating me far better than I could have ever asked for, and killing off one of my student loans. Now that 2016 is upon us, I look forward to what I hope will be an even better year of reading and writing, and life in general. Time is something that always seems to be in short supply in life, but I'm very happy to have found such fantasti


INTRODUCTION Please note that while this review will be spoiler free for MOCKINGJAY (THE HUNGER GAMES BOOK 3), there will be some spoilers brought up for the previous two books in the trilogy. In spite of all of the incredible challenges Katniss and Peeta have overcome over the course of Suzanne Collins' first two books in THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy, MOCKINGJAY (THE HUNGER GAMES BOOK 3) is a harsh reminder that the odds were never in their favor. This pair may have survived not just one, but two hunger games tournaments, yet now the real game is upon them, one that is even more impossible to walk away from. MOCKINGJAY deals with Katniss' journey after she, Finnick, and Bedee have been rescued by the secret resistance force in District 13. The fires of rebellion have spread across the districts and Capitol forces have sprung into action in an effort to quell them. In many ways MOCKINGJAY feels starkly different from the books that came before it, but in others it carries a


INTRODUCTION It was never my intention to do two straight months of comic reviews, but I was recently lent a series done by Marvel which follows their lesser known hero, Iron Fist. The series consists of five volumes with a one-shot volume that features some of the characters known as the Immortal Weapons who all make appearances in Iron Fist's story-line. I've always been a big fan of how the character looks and the general mystical kung-fu warrior vibe that he gives off, but never really knew what he was all about so I am very excited to be diving into this series and adding new reviews to this post like I did with my NEW 52 NOVEMBER post. I should also note that I read all of these in print and found them to be good quality. Because of that, I cannot comment on the fidelity of the digital version. REVIEWS: THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOLUME 1: THE LAST IRON FIST STORY 4/5 Enter Danny Rand, otherwise known as The Immortal Iron fist. Our first glimpses of him feature th