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Book Review: War Of The Worlds: The Anglo-Martian War of 1895
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War Of The Worlds: The Anglo-Martian War of 1895
Dark Series Book 9
Paperback | Kindle Edition
Written by Mike Brunton
Illustrated by Alan Lathwell
Osprey Publishing
Release Date: November 17th, 2015

“This is a history of that short, cruel, and genocidal war, reconstructed from the perspective of the surviving human defenders…. There are no Martian accounts or documents of any kind about the Invasion. Not a single recognizable account or record was ever recovered from the Cylinders or the Martians’ remarkable machines.”

Osprey Publishing, whose tomes usually delve deeply into military history with such works as Railway Guns of World War II, and Vietnam: A View from the Front Lines, has another less non-fiction subset of their company. Osprey Adventures combines the real and unreal into a fun little book, complete with glorious illustrations, and tons of factual fiction. Their Dark Series has produced their next book, War Of The Worlds: The Anglo-Martian War of 1895 by Mike Brunton.

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Book Review: Dinosaur Hunter By Steve White
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Dinosaur Hunter: The Ultimate Guide To The Biggest Game
Paperback | Kindle Edition
Written & Illustrated by Steve White
Osprey Publishing
Release Date: October 20, 2015

Are you tired of hunting boring old animals? Do you need some bigger game? Have you always wanted to travel back in time to Pangea? Do you yearn for some prehistoric adventure? Then let Steve White‘s Dinosaur Hunter: The Ultimate Guide To The Biggest Game be your handbook when bagging a 50-foot Spinosauraus. But beware of the Rugops, native to The Bahariya Formation during the Late Cretaceous Period!

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Book Review: Bug Hunts: Surviving and Combating The Alien Menace
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Bug Hunts: Surviving and Combating the Alien Menace
Dark Osprey Series 8
Paperback | Kindle Edition
Written by Mark Latham
Illustrated by aRU-MOR
Osprey Publishing
Release Date: October 20th, 2015

If you’re a fan of science fiction, and an ardent supporter of humanity’s fight against giant alien monsters, then Mark Latham’s Bug Hunts: Surviving and Combating the Alien Menace is for you!

From Osprey, the leading publishers of illustrated military history, comes a trip into the future of… illustrated military history. Part graphic novel, part historical fiction, part military manual, Bug Hunts describes in vivid detail, mankind’s discovery and unfortunate encounters with a variety of alien species. Written in near-textbook style, Latham describes 23rd century Earth and our attempts to reach advanced intelligence. What we found was advanced and intelligent… unfortunately, it was also in no way friendly.

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Book Review: The Headless Horseman Of Sleepy Hollow By Mark Latham
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The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow
Dark Osprey Series 7
Paperback | Kindle
Written by Mark Latham
Art by Alan Lathwell
Osprey Publishing
Release date: September 22, 2015

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and its a fantastical tale of The Headless Horseman is one of the most famous ghost stories of our time. Published in 1819, the story follows Ichabod Crane, a lanky schoolteacher from Connecticut who moves to Sleepy Hollow, a quiet but haunted New York village said to be bewitched, as “a drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land.” The awkward newcomer meets and falls for Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter of a prosperous farmer, but finds himself in stiff competition for the young heiress’s affections with the brutish Abraham “Brom Bones” Van Brunt. After Crane’s plans to win over Katrina go astray, he runs afoul of the fabled Headless Horseman, rumored to be the ghost of a decapitated Hessian soldier from the Revolutionary War who roams the valley in search of his missing head.

American author Washington Irving’s short story, set in the late 1700s, has become so popular over the years that the characters and the events chronicled have transcended into American folklore. Fans and scholars alike have speculated on whether there’s any truth to the tall tales depicted throughout. What if The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was not a mere fable, but fact?

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, a new book in the Dark series from Osprey Publishing, not only explores the possible truth behind the legend, but also weaves a yarn of Irving himself as a supernatural investigator.

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