Inhumans: a comic and a movie

This weekend, I finally got around to meeting the #Inhumans Royal family from Atillan, both in comic form and on television.

I’m glad that I missed out watching the premiere on IMAX. The feature wasn’t as impressive as I thought it would be. Good that I saved around 500 bucks.

I then read the book, Inhumans by Paul Jenkins & Jae Lee. This seemed to be the source that has been adapted for the television series.

I think I’ll give this series a shot and then read the rest of their adventures.


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Night of Knives

Night of Knives by Ian Cameron EsslemontIan Cameron Esslemont
Drawing on events touched on in the prologue of Steven Erikson's landmark fantasy Gardens of the Moon, Night of Knives is a momentous chapter in the unfolding story of the extraordinarily imagined world of Malaz.
I read this on the train from Mysore to Chennai. I finished this book right after the train crossed Bangalore.

The small island of Malaz and its city gave the great empire its name, but now it is little more than a sleepy, backwater port. Tonight, however, things are different. Tonight the city is on edge, a hive of hurried, sometimes violent activity; its citizens bustle about, barring doors, shuttering windows, avoiding any stranger’s stare. Because tonight there is to be a convergence, the once-in-a-generation appearance of a Shadow Moon – an occasion that threatens the good people of Malaz with demon hounds and other, darker things…

It was also prophesied that this night would witness the return of Emperor Kellanved, and there are those prepared to do anything to prevent this happening. As factions within the greater Empire draw up battle lines over the imperial throne, the Shadow Moon summons a far more ancient and potent presence for an all-out assault upon the island. Witnessing these cataclysmic events are Kiska, a young girl who yearns to flee the constraints of the city, and Temper, a grizzled, battle-weary veteran who seeks simply to escape his past. Each is to play a part in a conflict that will not only determine the fate of Malaz City, but also of the world beyond…


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Mississippi Blood

Mississippi Blood by Greg IlesGreg Iles ( years 8 months 17 days 20 hours)
The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi—Greg Iles’s epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.


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The Master Mind of Mars

The Master Mind of Mars by Edgar Rice BurroughsEdgar Rice Burroughs ( days 1 hour 9 minutes)
Former Earthman Ulysses Paxton served Barsoom's greatest scientist, until his master's ghoulish trade in living bodies drove him to rebellion. Then, to save the body of the woman he loved, he had to attack mighty Phundahl, and its evil, beautiful ruler.
This book has everything that a mad scientist can dream about: organ transplantation, revivification, eternal youth, endless test subjects, and people willing to pay for it. 🙂


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