The Story of Civilization, Vol. II: The Life of Greece by Will Durant

From the shadows of myth and legend, to the honor of Sparta, to the glory of Athens, to the triumph of Alexander and beyond, the story of Western civilization begins.  Having built the foundation with his impressive survey of the East, Will Durant starts us off on a far more intricate survey of the West … Continue reading The Story of Civilization, Vol. II: The Life of Greece by Will Durant

The Rite of Exorcism: The Roman Ritual: Rules, Procedures, Prayers of the Catholic Church by Michael Freze, S.F.O.

Michael Freze, S.F.O. is a name amongst names when it comes to the study of demonology.  He's one of the more popular names in this esoteric field, having quite literally written the book on the subject.  That work is actually a 12-volume series, which stands in addition to the rest of his extensive bibliography.  For the curious, S.F.O. is short … Continue reading The Rite of Exorcism: The Roman Ritual: Rules, Procedures, Prayers of the Catholic Church by Michael Freze, S.F.O.

Star Trek: Prey, Book 2: The Jackal’s Trick by John Jackson Miller

In my review for Book 1 of this series, I outlined the basic setup.  It's dizzying in its complexity, and so much fun.  John Jackson Miller gave us a grand scale illusionist's trick, and he managed it with the skill of an expert juggler.  More than once I thought to myself "Where can he possibly go from here?"  … Continue reading Star Trek: Prey, Book 2: The Jackal’s Trick by John Jackson Miller