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Scott Ciencin (1962–2014)

Autor/a de Shadowdale

110+ obres 5,935 Membres 58 Ressenyes

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Obres de Scott Ciencin

Shadowdale (1989) 1,089 exemplars
Tantras (1989) 999 exemplars
Windchaser (1995) 497 exemplars
The Night Parade (1992) 362 exemplars
Lost City (1996) 257 exemplars
S.C.E.: Some Assembly Required {omnibus} (2003) — Col·laborador — 165 exemplars
Sweet Sixteen (2002) 153 exemplars
Mortal Fear (2003) 139 exemplars
Thunder Falls (1996) 127 exemplars
Luck Be A Lady (2003) 119 exemplars
S.C.E.: Breakdowns {omnibus} (2005) 108 exemplars
Jurassic Park 3 (Penguin Readers, Level 2) (1656) — Adaptor — 96 exemplars
Vengeance (Angel) (2002) 92 exemplars
The rogue's hour (2004) 89 exemplars
Light Of The World (2006) 73 exemplars
High Spirits (2007) 70 exemplars
Sky Dance (1999) 66 exemplars
Nemesis (2004) — Autor — 65 exemplars
Return to Lost City (2000) 55 exemplars
The Vampire Odyssey (1992) 51 exemplars
The Wildlings (1992) 48 exemplars
Silent Hill: Dying Inside (2004) 46 exemplars
Enemy Unseen (2001) 45 exemplars
Silent Hill Omnibus (2008) 42 exemplars
S.C.E.: Age of Unreason (2003) 41 exemplars
Transformers: Hardwired (2003) 39 exemplars
The Explorers (2001) 38 exemplars
Wolves of Autumn (1992) 37 exemplars
The Legend Of Zorro (2005) 35 exemplars
S.C.E.: Some Assembly Required (2002) 29 exemplars
The Lotus and the Rose (1993) 27 exemplars
Silent Hill: Dead/Alive (2006) 20 exemplars
Dino Defenses (2006) 17 exemplars
Silent Hill: Among the Damned (2004) 17 exemplars
Disney's Kim Possible #09: Tweeb Trouble (2004) — Adaptor — 17 exemplars
Godzilla Invades America (1997) 16 exemplars
Dinoverse (1999) 15 exemplars
The Avatar Trilogy (1990) 14 exemplars
Silent Hill: Paint It Black (2005) 13 exemplars
Silent Hill: The Grinning Man (2005) 13 exemplars
Ancient Games (1996) 11 exemplars
Doom's Day (Fantastic Four) (2006) 8 exemplars
Glory's End (1990) 6 exemplars
Prisoner of the black lizards (2008) 4 exemplars
Know Fear (Lurkers , No 2) (1996) 4 exemplars
Doppelgangers (1995) 2 exemplars
Hunter's Blues 1 exemplars
Buffy contre les vampires, 1 (2006) 1 exemplars
Mountain of Doom (2008) 1 exemplars
Apparition (The Lurker) (1997) 1 exemplars
Incarnate (Lurker Files, No 4) (1997) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Realms of Valor (1993) — Col·laborador — 469 exemplars
Michael Moorcock's Elric: Tales of the White Wolf (1994) — Col·laborador — 392 exemplars
The Longest Night, Vol. 1 (2002) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
Dark Destiny (1995) — Autor — 100 exemplars
Dark Seductions (1993) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
Phantoms of the Night (1996) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Love Bites (Anthology) (1994) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
The Transformers Trilogy (2004) 7 exemplars


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“Well, no cats, at least,” Paige muttered. “Can’t explain why, but if there were cats, too, I’d find this downright creepy. Hundred-year-old witch sitting us down with pie and a story. Add in some cats? I’d be out of here. It’d just be too much.”

When I read a Charmed entry, it’s usually to relax between more substantial reads, and/or I’m working on something of my own which drains me. These books associated with the show are meant as pure escapism, so I rate them on how well they fare as light and enjoyable entertainment for fans, and how well it recreates the feel of the show. The previous entry I read was one of the most enjoyable yet, and this one isn’t that far behind it. In fact, I might have enjoyed it even more than Hurricane Hex. There’s a lighter spirit — no pun intended — in High Spirits than in some entries to the series. While we get some danger, and a rather nasty demon or two get vanquished, this is mostly about an old Hollywood mansion haunted by a ghost who is quite the ham, and has a sense of humor.

The prolog is set in 1926, giving us background and context that the sisters don’t initially have. It’s nicely done, setting the tone for the story. Cut to the three sisters at the Moon Festival in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Phoebe is enthusiastic about the festival but is quickly reminded by Piper that they’re there to battle the Demon of Illusions. There is a rooftop battle the sisters win, of course, but Phoebe finds the demon’s nearly unworried promise that he’ll be avenged, a tad more disturbing than Piper and Paige, who shrug it off as typical of those being vanquished.

Paige’s very good writer/director friend — for a moment she thinks he’s going to propose to her — has just bought silent film star Robert Maxwell’s old mansion, and he is throwing a party. Kevin needs Paige’s help at the party because he actually loves Cassie — ouch! — but Cassie doesn’t know how he feels. When the sisters all attend the party, Cassie’s heartbreaking news that she’s going to marry Ryan is the least of their problems. A rather mischievous ghost is putting on some spectacular shows for his new audience. No one has really gotten hurt, and everyone thinks some new film magic is being used and premiered at the party. But then Piper is chased by a very large and menacing cat, and Phoebe begins getting impressions from the mansion itself. A diary written by someone in the prolog clues the Charmed Ones in on the fact that Maxwell isn’t a ghost at all. A sweet but klutzy witch named Emily may have been responsible for what’s happened.

An enchanted mansion, a rather sweet romance, some nefarious goings on which are non-magic related, and an engaging reason for what’s happening in the present make this very enjoyable. And don’t forget about that promise the illusion demon made. This would have made a wonderful episode, even though we had no Cole or Darryl, and really only an off-stage Leo. I loved the easy flowing narrative, and the breeziness to it. It has only one minor continuity issue regarding some early dialog, where Paige wants to address someone’s mention of hearing things; in fact that person had not said anything of the kind. Edited out, perhaps?

For fans of the show, this is a breezy and fun entry with a very nice ending. Highly recommended.
… (més)
Matt_Ransom | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 6, 2023 |
Medianoche y Aon son injustamente sentenciados a muerte por el asesinato de Elminster el Sabio. Sin embargo, logran escapar y puesto que son los que conocen el paradero de la primera Tabla del Destino, única posibilidad de salvar a los Reinos, se dirigen a Tantras en su busca. Pero el malvado dios Bane y su aliado Myrkul, dios de la muerte, conspiran para capturar a Medianoche y robar las tablas. Además, uno de los amigos de medianoche se ha aliado con Bane y las fuerzas de Zhentil Keep...
Natt90 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 29, 2022 |
Los dioses, expulsados de los cielos, recorren los Reinos en un intento por recuperar su potestad. El malévolo Bane, la ambiciosa Mystra y Helm, el guardián de los cielos, saben que la clave está en las tablas del destino. En la posesión de un amuleto misterioso, cuatro héroes se ven arrastrados a esa titánica lucha por el poder. Pero el tiempo se acaba: de la tierra surgen unas criaturas espantosas y la magia se vuelve imprevisible. Si los héroes quieren salir airosos, tienen que encontrar al sabio Elminster, el único capaz de conocer el secreto de las Tablas.… (més)
Natt90 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jun 29, 2022 |
Excellent fantasy novel set in the the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms universe. Lord Bane, God of Strife, has stolen the Two Tablets, ancient runes with the names and duties of each of the planet Faerun's gods. As a result, the head of the gods, Ao, has stripped the gods of their godhood; and magic has become unstable, until those tablets are returned. The 1989 first book of a trilogy.
Jimbookbuff1963 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jun 5, 2021 |



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