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Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

The Hallowed Hunt

Categories: [ Books/World of the 5 Gods ]

ISBN: 9780060574741

© Amazon.fr

Ingrey is sent from Easthome, capital city of the Weald, to investigate the death of Boleso, one of the two sons of the dying Hallow King. He quickly comes to believe Ijada's version, the woman who killed him in self defence: Boleso was attempting to use her as a human sacrifice that would allow him to acquire the soul of a leopard, an almost forgotten practice from the Old Weald from before the country was conquered by the Darthacans four centuries earlier that allowed to make shamans. Ijada is the unintended recipient of the animal's soul; Ingrey also has the soul of a wolf that had been forced on him by his father as a boy and, because he was not prepared, drove him mad for several years. On the way escorting Boleso's body and Ijada back to Easthome, Ingrey loses control of his wolf several time. Thanks to the unexpected arrival during a stop of Hallana, a sorceress and friend of Ijada, Ingrey understands that someone had cursed him so as to force him to murder Ijada. Ingrey and Ijada also fall in love during the journey. Later in Easthome, Ingrey has a mystic experience during Boleso's funeral, where he meets the Son; the god asks him to clean Boleso of all the animal souls he has accumulated so that he can receive the man's soul. Ingrey is then invited by his cousin Wencel who tells him that he is the real Hallow King, as he hosts the accumulated souls of all the descendants of the Hallow King who was killed with his army four centuries ago in Bloodfield, a patch of cursed forest that now belongs to Ijada. Those souls actually control Wencel's body and the cousin Ingrey knew as a child does not really exist anymore. The old king's curse was such that the souls of the dead soldiers are prisoner of Bloodfield. Moreover, Ingrey is next of kin to Wencel and will inherit and be taken over by the accumulated souls of the kings if he survives his cousin. As they attend the death of the Hallow King, Wencel captures the kingship of the Weald and becomes truly the new Hallow King, unbeknownst to all but Ingrey. Using shamanic powers, Wencel forces his wife Fara and Ingrey to accompany him on a journey to Bloodfield. Ingrey confronts Wencel whose body dies, making Ingrey responsible for letting the dead souls of four thousand soldiers rejoin their gods. Thankfully, Ijada, Hallana and a few friends arrive just in time to play the roles of conduits to the gods while Ingrey cleanses the souls of the soldiers from their animal souls. Ingrey also marries Ijada on the spot after the Old Weald fashion. Ingrey then somehow relinquishes his role of Hallow King and lets the son of the previous king take over. He also marries Ijada in a more usual ceremony.

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Monday, January 29th, 2024

Touch of Evil

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Mexican special prosecutor Miguel Vargas takes an interest in the investigation of a murder that has just happened in a town along the US-Mexican border where he is honeymooning with his American wife Susie. The investigation is led by veteran police captain Hank Quinlan who, Vargas quickly comes to notice, fabricates evidence to justify arresting people he believes are guilty. Joe Grandi, leader of the crime family Vargas has been investigating, associates with Quinlan against Vargas. He sends his boys to the isolated and empty motel where Susie is waiting for her husband, where they leave traces of drug use before kidnapping her and taking her into town. Quinlan then kills Grandi and leaves his body in the hotel room where Susie is kept prisoner, but forgets his cane. In the meanwhile, Vargas studies old arrest reports from Quinlan to find evidence of the policeman's unethical methods. After Grandi's body is found by the police and Susie put in prison for drug usage, Quinlan's sergeant Menzies tells Vargas of what happened and his suspicions that his superior killed Grandi. Together they come up with the plan to get Quinlan to confess while being secretly recorded. The plan works but leads to Quinlan and Menzies killing each other. Susie is exonerated, and it is revealed that the suspect of the initial murder has confessed to the crime.

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Monday, January 22nd, 2024


Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Au XVIIè siècle, près de Turku, Untamo est un inventeur incompris. Remplaçant un soldat qui s'est blessé en glissant sur la savonnette de son invention, Untamo accompagne son seigneur à Turku. Ils sont attaqués en chemin et laisse repartir un des malfrats en échange d'un pomme de terre. À Turku, Untamo est invité à une soirée où des startupeurs présentent leurs inventions. De retour chez lui à l'automne, il jette sa pomme de terre dans un tas de fumier et est étonné des fleurs qui poussent l'année suivante. Devinant les possibilités commerciales de la pomme de terre qui pousse plus facilement que le navet, il réunit des amis et ensemble lèvent des fonds auprès du seigneur pour commencer une plantation de pommes de terre. Mais la corporation des marchands de navets leur met des bâtons dans les roues. Les ennuis commencent lorsque le seigneur décide d'annuler une commande auprès du forgeron à qui ils avaient commandés des outils et qui fait faillite. Sans les outils, la récolte sera gâchée. Leur dette est rachetée par les marchands de navets, qui sabotent la récolte un soir de gel, causant indirectement la mort d'un des associés d'Untamo. Untamo et ses amis tentent alors une seconde levée de fonds, sans succès, et leur entreprise et mise en faillite, tout est vendu et les marchands de navets s'approprient les pommes de terre. Untamo vole alors les pommes de terres et décide de les rendre open-source en les plantant un peu partout. Des années plus tard, installé comme horloger, il est contacté par un marchand qui a fait fortune dans l'alcool de ces pommes de terre qui poussent un peu partout, et qui lui propose un partenariat.

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Sunday, January 21st, 2024

Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby

Categories: [ Beer/Wychwood ]


“sweet caramel and fruity aromas… Chocolate and Crystal malts and an blend of Fuggles and Styrian Golding hops… toffee flavour and a fruity finish of figs, raisins and dates”

Fruity, dried fruits, not sure about the toffee. Contains barley.

Wychwood Brewery Co. Witney, Oxfordshire, England. 5.0% alcohol.

[ Posted on January 21st, 2024 at 11:20 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

Death on the Nile

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Jackie Bellefort is planning to marry Simon Doyle, but when he meets her rich friend Linnet Ridgeway he leaves Jackie to marry Linnet. Six weeks later, Poirot is in Egypt and through his friend Bouc attends the wedding of Simon and Linnet. The couple is constantly harassed by Jackie and decides, to escape her, to organize a cruise on the Nile with the wedding guests. Jackie manages to get on board anyway and one evening in the saloon, when most guests are already in their cabins, she points a gun at Simon and shoots him in the leg before running away. People run around, fetch a doctor to tend to Simon's wound and catch Jackie. The next morning however, Linnet is found dead in her bed by her maid Louise and her valuable necklace stolen. Poirot starts to investigate and discovers that a scarf and a tube of red paint had disappeared in the past few days. Later Louise is found dead with money in her pocket. After a round of interrogations, Poirot infers that Bouc had found Linnet dead before Louise and stolen the necklace, as he is not rich enough to marry Rosalie. Bouc had witnessed Louise's murder, but is killed before revealing the killer. Poirot then locks the guests in the saloon and reveals how it happened. Jackie has pretended to wound Simon, who used the red paint to simulate blood and who then had the time to pickup the gun, run to Linnet's cabin and kill her before coming back to the saloon and shoot himself in the leg, muffling the shot with the scarf. He has been in love with Jackie all along and followed her plan to marry Linnet and the kill her to inherit her fortune. Jackie also killed Louise who was blackmailing her, as well as Bouc who had seen them. Jackie then kills Simon and herself.

[ Posted on January 17th, 2024 at 18:19 | 1 comment | ]

Sunday, January 14th, 2024

Lough Gill Spear

Categories: [ Beer ]


“Irish Whiskey barrel aged imperial oatmeal stout… aged in whiskey barrels from Boann distellery”

Very strong, very sweet, fruity with hint of Marmite. Contains malted barley and oats.

Lough Gill Brewing Co., County Sligo, Ireland. 13% alcohol.

[ Posted on January 14th, 2024 at 12:14 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Hiisi Lutakko (2)

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]


“Humalalajikkeet: Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, El Dorado”

Kukkainen, ei paha. Sisältää ohramallasta.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 5.5% alkoholia.

[ Posted on January 10th, 2024 at 20:16 | no comment | ]

Monday, January 8th, 2024

The Fourth Bear

Categories: [ Books ]

ISBN: 9780340835739

© Amazon.fr

The Gingerbreadman, a vicious killer, has escaped from the psychiatric hospital, but for political reasons the Nursery Crime Division is not allowed to investigate; Jack Spratt is even suspended. Spratt is then privately asked to investigate the disappearance of Goldilocks, a journalist who was investigating mysterious explosions (three past and one present) that seem to be related to the growing of record-size cucumbers by retired pysicists. After finding a house in the forest with three bears, Spratt discovers Goldilock's remains at SommeWorld, a theme park about the Battle of the Somme, financed by the Qangle Wangle, that features simulated artillery explosions that are actually dangerous. Spratt is then lured back to the bear's house only to find they have been shot, and is attacked by the Gingerbreadman who manages to escape. One clue left by the papa bear leads to a member of parliament that is friendly to the community of anthropomorphic bears who lives in Reading. Jack eventually understands that it is false trail, and that the real culprit is a fourth bear bearing the same initials and the lover the mama bear in the house and head of the secretive National Service who has been harrassing Jack during his investigation. Jack's team then disarms a nuclear device that was set to explode in the bear district: a giant cucumber that is able to extract deuterium and tritium from water and that, when reaching the critical mass of 50 kg is able to self-ignite. Returning to SommeWorld, Jack confronts the head of QuangTech, who is associated with the fourth bear. They escape while the Gingerbreadman (for whom Jack has found proof that he was made by the now-defunct experiment weapons division of QuangTech) plays a vicious game of cat and mouse with the detectvie. Immune to bullets due to his biscuit-texture, Jack uses the offices' sprinkler system to soak and disable him.

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

Chocolats 40

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Cooking/Chocolats ]

Ethiquable, Pérou grand cru Amazonas 70% : amer, un peu pâteux

Alter Eco, Équateur 70% : un peu grillé, un peu pâteux

[ Posted on January 2nd, 2024 at 17:17 | no comment | ]