Bernie Koenig

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 94
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (333 of 395)
Location: London, Ontario Canada
Anniversary: Sept. 11
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In My Own Words:
I teach philosophy and music at Fanshawe College in London, ONtario Canada.
I am a jazz drummer/vibist. Check out my DVD Rhythmically Speaking.
In philosophy I work in the relationship between knowledge and values. Check out my book Natural Law, Science, and the Social Construction of Reality.
My aesthetics book, Art Matters: Art of Knowledge/Knowledge of Art will be published next year by Academi… Read more

Music, especially avant garde jazz and classical, philosophy, politics, literature. I also love to go hiking


Top Reviewer Ranking: 94 - Total Helpful Votes: 333 of 395
Magic and Loss: A Novel of Golgotham by Nancy A. Collins
4.0 out of 5 stars Conclusion, April 24 2014
This is final book in the trilogy where all themes come together--the ghost of the evil person, the relationship with that ghost and Boss Marz, the mafia witch, along with a real estate developer influenced by Donald Trump.

There were a number of times I said, "Oh No she isn't going there" and I was happy to find that Collins did not go the cliche route.

A bit overdone in spots, but that is to be expected in the climax of a trilogy.

Recommended to anyone interested in urban fantasy.
Left Hand Magic: A Novel of Golgotham by Nancy A. Collins
4.0 out of 5 stars Bad Magic, April 24 2014
Left hand magic is bad magic, and there is trouble in Golgotham, with conflicts between its residents and humans. So soon we see a group trying to get rid of humans living there.

The adventures, involving Tate and Hexe are quite complex but never over the top.

Collins manages to keep things well under control, and adds some nice light touches with the different life forms.

A good continuation of the trilogy.
Right Hand Magic: A Novel of Golgotham by Nancy A. Collins
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Magic, April 24 2014
I first discovered Nancy Collins back in the 90s with her Sonja Blue vampire series, so I was intrigued when I came across this trilogy.
Right Hand magic is good magic and the wielder of it is Hexe, who is a crown prince of the Kymerians, a race of witches whose homeland was inundated and so they now turn up everywhere.

Collins creates a section of lower Manhattan called Golgotham where the witches and fey and centaurs, etc live. She is very clever in adding streets to the city and making it sound as if it really exists.

The story line is about Tate, a sculptor who is looking for a quiet place to work and so ends up living in Hexe's building.

Along the… Read more

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