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The Chronicles of the Immortals – Bloodnight (Blutnacht)

And I couldn’t resist. Although, actually I’ve read this one before I’ve read volume XV, so technically I didn’t break my promise. “Bloodnight” – yes, that’s the title, folks – is less a continuation of the franchise, but rather non-canon … Continue reading

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Danny Boyle’s “Frankenstein”

Although I’ve watched it in a cinema, this is actually a theatre-production of Frankenstein, directed by acclaimed director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire). It stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s “Sherlock“) and … Continue reading

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Chronicles of the Immortals Volume XV – Necropole (Nekropole)

Well, there you have it: The final issue of the “Chronicles“. Will the series end on a high note? Will open question be answered? Will Andrej finally get the redemption he was seeking for centuries? Let’s see for ourselves as … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of the Immortals Volume XIV – Plaguemoon (Pestmond)

After the infuriating twelfth part and the disappointing thirteenth volume, “The Machdi“, my hopes and expectations for the latest part of Hohlbein’s fantasy-horror franchise “The Chronicles of the Immortals“, “Plaguemoon“, were very, very low. But I bought it anyway because … Continue reading

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Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

It’s Halloweenmonth, so I will look at a classic Horrortale! Frankenstein is one of the most popular movie monsters of all time. And I am aware of the fact that Frankenstein was actually the creator of the monster, not the … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of the Immortals – Volume XIII – The Machdi (Der Machdi)

After the disapointment of the twelthth volume, I had no high hopes for the next book, which came out last fall. “The Machdi” was going to be the largest of the books with over 700 pages. Eventually I bought it … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of the Immortals – Volume XII – The Black Death (Der Schwarze Tod) – SPOILERS INCLUDED

We have encountered many books of the Chronicles by now. We’ve read good ones, bad ones, and great ones. Like Volume IX, “The Black Death” has an interesting developing history, as Hohlbein first wanted the story to take place once … Continue reading

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