Majicians’ Journey – The Prohpecy

Majicians' Journey - The Prophecy

Majicians' Journey - The Prophecy

As promised, here’s a small review of the book. It was rather fast reading and I finished up the last few chapters last night before sleeping.

This is the first book in a series to come, in fact it is the first book ever published, to my knowledge, from the author, David Scherer.

David is an acquaintance of mine, it is only fair to tell you that since it probably colored my opinion of the book a bit. Never the less I’d still say it is definitely worth reading.

The book would best fit under fantasy, it has magic in it; in the book referenced as majick.

The story revolves around three young men; Mica, Kai and Matthias. We get to know them shortly before they get their rites and evolve from students to masters in the world of majick.

As they get their rites, something strange happens to them, something that hasn’t happened for many many years, it was even thought to be just a legend among the elders.

This is the start of the adventure, their destiny has been formed, and although they are given a formal chance to chose if they want to accept the destiny, they know all to well it is not really their choice to make.

This book, The Prophecy, is only the beginning of a dangerous journey.
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Majicians’ Journey – Book arrived

Seem delivery was a bit faster then Amazon.com estimated, I just found the book in my mailbox.

Stay tuned for a review in the next few days.

Ever wondered what movie a quote came from?

Found an article about a search engine designed just for those times at a blog that I read frequently; cybernetnews.com (they blog about various things that happen around the Internet and computer world in general).

The Search engine is called Subzin, and can be found at: www.subzin.com. You even get to know at what time in the movie the quote can be heard. You can also chose to list all quotes, which means you can rather easily find the whole conversation surrounding the quote in question.

There’s not much more information about the movie itself though, but they link to IMDb for that, using a small image at the top of the thumbnail of the movie poster.

Personally, I can’t say that I ever needed to find out what movie a quote came from, but I’m sure there’s uses for it.

Majicians’ Journey

An acquaintance of mine, David Scherer, has written a book that is scheduled for release later this year. The book is called Majician’s Journey.

Earlier this month he announced the art work for the book to be done, and since he also announced that the book is gonna be released in an overseeable future I figured I’d make a note here as well, I think the book will be good reading, the first two chapters sure seem promising.

David put up the first drafts for the first two chapters on his blog around a year ago. For various reasons I never really got around to reading them sooner.

If you are interested in checking it out, the first couple chapters can be found at his blog Melpomene – Tragic muse.

UPDATE: Realease date have been set, the book will be available at stores on December 20th. There’s also an facebook page for the book.

UPDATE 2: The book is now released and can be purchased through Amazon.com (direct link here).

Information about the book, and its author, can also be found at: http://majiciansjourney.net/

Yes I know, I am shamelessly advertising the book, without even having read it 🙂

Got a copy of the book on a long journey from US to Sweden, estimated time of arrival would be March 10, little over a month from when I ordered it. It is an insane delivery time, but at least it should be on the way now.

A proper review will be posted once I have actually read it.

Last edited February 26th, 2011 by Anna

The no. 1 ladies’ detective agency

The ladies' no. 1 detective agency

The ladies' no. 1 detective agency

From what I understand the film is made for TV, it is the pilot for a series. I did however rent it, through an online company so it landed in my mailbox a while back, and a few days ago I got around to watch it.

It is based on novels written by Alexander McCall Smith, a British author. The story takes place in Botswana.

I have not read any of the books, but I have read a short story published in a weekly magazine. Which is where I came to know about The no. 1 ladies’ detective agency.

I found the story amusing and I really liked the character Mma Precious Ramotswe (here played by Jill Scott). I especially liked how she always said there was nothing that couldn’t be solved with a cup of rooibos tea.

When I later noticed that the online movie rental had a couple films about it I immediately marked them for rental.

In this film we first get a brief introduction to who Precious is, and where she grew up. But also how it came she decided to start the detective agency.
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