• STRIGOI A – Z
    – In Books, Films and Games

    AWW 47 Strigoi

    STRIGOI A – Z is like a Who’s Who of strigoi I’ve come across in storytelling. I list strigoi from books, tv-series, films and games, and it doesn’t matter if they are the main characters of the story or not. So, without further ado, here’s the list as it stands…

  • MOROI A – Z
    In Books, Films and Games

    AWW 41 MOROI

    MOROI A – Z is like a Who’s Who of moroi I’ve come across in storytelling. I list moroi from books, tv-series, films and games, and it doesn’t matter if they are the main characters of the story or not. So, without further ado, here’s the list as it stands…

  • DHAMPIRS A – Z
    In Books, Films and Games

    AWW 37 DHAMPIRS A Z

    DHAMPIRS A – Z is like a Who’s Who of dhampirs I’ve come across in storytelling. I list dhampirs from books, tv-series, films and games, and it doesn’t matter if they are the main characters of the story or not. So, without further ado, here’s the list as it stands…

  • CHECK IT OUT:
    Vampire Academy, 2014

    AWW 34 VAMPIRE ACADEMY

    CHECK IT OUT: Vampire Academy is a film based on Richelle Mead’s book series about the American Vampire Academy, St Vladimir’s. It was released in 2014 and is available on Netflix and Prime Video now. It my search for universal truths and a deeper understanding of vampire fiction, I came across…

  • FIRST DATE: SHADOWHUNTERS

    AWW 24 FIRST DATE Shadowhunters

    AS IT TURNS out, Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles have been adapted for the screen twice. First in the film Mortal Instruments: City of Bones from 2014, and then again in the tv-series Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments that premiered in 2016 and ran for three seasons. In this post, I’m about…

  • VAMPIRES 101:
    What Do We Know?

    AWW 22 Vampires 101

    VAMPIRES 101: What do we know to be true about vampires? Well, that probably depends on how many vampire stories we have digested in our lifetime. Some stories make vampires seem real. Almost. And others make them seem rather ridiculous. Yes, I’m looking at you now, Twilight. I hadn’t even…

  • THE FIRST DATE
    A Discovery of Witches

    AWW 17 FIRST DATE ADoW

    OK, LET ME START by making it very clear that this is not a review. This is a summary of A Discovery of Witches (ADoW), the TV-series based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. The following are my initial comments based on our first date. In the first…

  • VAMPIRES A – Z
    In Books, Films and Games

    AWW 15 Vampires A Z

    VAMPIRES A – Z is like a Who’s Who of vampires I’ve come across in storytelling. I list vamps from books, tv-series, films and games, and it doesn’t matter if they are the main characters of the story or not. In this list, I have only included full-on vampires of…

  • Twilight
    THE FIRST DATE

    AWW 14 FIRST DATE Twilight

    OK, LET ME START by saying this is not a review. This is a summary of Twilight, the film, and my initial comments based on our first date. In Twilight, the first of five films in The Twilight Saga, we meet 17-year-old Isabella “Bella” Swan, as she’s about to move…

  • THE SHADOWHUNTER CHRONICLES

    AWW 7 Shadowhunters Intro

    CASSANDRA CLARE’S Shadowhunter Chronicles are the stories behind  Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments. This is a 55-episode (!) Netflix/Disney/ABC production that ran over three seasons. It premiered in 2016 and is available for streaming on Netflix now. I had never heard of the Shadowhunters before, but the title came up while…

  • CHECK IT OUT
    A Discovery of Witches

    AWW 6 ADOW Intro

    DEBORAH HARKNESS’s All Souls Trilogy is the story behind A Discovery of Witches, a series that premiered on Sky One in 2018. I first came across the series when it showed up as a suggested title on Prime Video. I was looking for stories about vampires, so I very nearly…

  • CHECK IT OUT:
    The Twilight Saga

    AWW 5 Twilight Intro

    THE TWILIGHT SAGA by Stephenie Meyer  is probably one of the most read, watched, listened to, talked and written about series of our time. Hel, scratch that, it may very well be one of the most talked-about stories ever. As I’m writing this, it’s been more than fifteen years since…

  • THE FIRST FOUR
    Let’s Get the Party Started!

    AWW 3 First Four

    WELL, KOTTAMMIT! I had no idea there were so many books, films and shows about vampires out there! When I said I’d take a few days to shortlist vampire titles and make my picks, I don’t know what I’d expected, but it sure as Hel wasn’t to be drowning in…

  • VAMPIRES
    Sexy As Sin or Boring Bullies?

    AWW 2 Vampires

    RIGHT, LET’S TALK about vampires, shall we? Let me start by asking this: Do you fancy them? It’s a serious question. I’m genuinely interested in hearing both from people who love vampires and those who don’t. You’re more than welcome to let me know how you feel and why, either…