Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

I celebrated New Year’s Eve by going to the cinema with my two best friends this afternoon. We had been looking forward to seeing ‘The Desolation of Smaug’ since seeing the first Hobbit film last year.

The journey of Bilbo and his dwarven companions continues as they try to escape the orcs. They take refuge in the house is Beorn the skinshifter, who offers them limited assistance. He dislikes dwarves, but hates orcs more.

A journey through Mirkwood goes badly wrong but Bilbo, and a dozen barrels come to their rescue. Kili makes a conquest if a romantic nature. Later, they make their way to Laketown, and from there their ultimate goal, Erebor – The Lonely Mountain – is only a stones throw, or a dragon’s wingflap, away.

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Review: The Best British Fantasy 2013

Editor: Steve Haynes

Salt Publishing




Jon Wallace                           Lavie Tidhar                       Joseph D’Lacey

E. J. Swift                             Carole Johnstone              Cheryl Moore

Steph Swainston                Kim Larkin-Smith                Mark Morris

Cate Gardner                         Sam Stone                      Alison Littlewood

Simon Kurt Unsworth         Lisa Tuttle                        Simon Bestwick

Tyler Keevil                          Adam L. G. Nevil

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Christmas Song playlist

I read a post a few days ago about Christmas music ( I’m not the greatest fan myself, but there are one or two I like. I made a very short playlist for you all to enjoy. Thanks to You Tube and Spotify I can inflict my terrible taste in music on you all.

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