Author Archives: Marty Mulrooney

About Marty Mulrooney

I am an aspiring writer from the UK. I graduated with a B.A Degree (Hons) in Media and Film in 2009, specialising in Print Journalism and Advanced Screenwriting. I created Alternative Magazine Online soon after.

BOOK REVIEW – World of Trouble: The Last Policeman Book III by Ben H. Winters

By Marty Mulrooney

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World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters is the third and final novel in the critically acclaimed Last Policeman trilogy. Following on from The Last Policeman (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “a genuinely engaging mystery novel that boldly asks us to consider what life is worth, and what truly defines us as individuals”), and Countdown City (“a sequel every bit the equal of its predecessor”), World of Trouble sees retired detective Hank Palace leaving the relative sanctuary of New England to track down his troubled sister Nico before it’s too late.

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BOOK REVIEW – Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

By Marty Mulrooney

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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs is the follow-up to 2011’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which Alternative Magazine Online described as “an utterly compelling and truly unforgettable book.” Following on directly from the previous novel, readers once again join Jacob Portman and his newfound group of peculiar friends as they journey to 1940s London to save the life of their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine.

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GAME REVIEW – The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 – In Sheep’s Clothing (PC, PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 – In Sheep’s Clothing is the penultimate instalment of a brand new episodic adventure game from Telltale Games, based on the long-established, award-winning comic book series Fables by Bill Willingham. Following on directly from Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “another superb instalment in a series that shows no signs of running out of steam (or Bigby rage) anytime soon”), Episode 4 sees the villain stepping directly into the spotlight as Bigby uncovers a conspiracy that has its roots planted deep within the crooked heart of Fabletown.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 3: In Harm’s Way (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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In Harm’s Way is the third episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series. Following directly on from Episode 2: A House Divided (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “the perfect mix of action, plot advancement and character development”), Episode 3 sees Clementine and her new group captured and put to work by Carver, a totalitarian psychopath who uses fear and violence to instil has own uniquely twisted brands of justice and new world order. Make no mistake, they aren’t Carver’s guests – they’re his prisoners.

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GAME REVIEW – The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile (PC, PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile is the third instalment of a brand new episodic adventure game from Telltale Games, based on the long-established, award-winning comic book series Fables by Bill Willingham. Following on directly from Episode 2 – Smoke & Mirrors (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “a thrilling two hours of entertainment”), Episode 3 sees Bigby Wolf unleashing the beast within as he draws ever closer to catching a killer…

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode Two: A House Divided (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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A House Divided is the second episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series. Following directly on from Episode One: All That Remains, players must once again help Clementine fend for herself in a world where the living are just as much of a threat – if not more so – as the ever-present and ever-dangerous walking dead. *Warning – Mild Spoilers*

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Luis Oliván (Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today Kickstarter, Fictiorama Studios)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is a 2D point-and-click adventure game currently being developed by Fictiorama Studios. Recently announced via Kickstarter, the team hope to reach their $45,000 goal by 12th April 2014. Promising ‘space-time distortions, a dystopian atmosphere… and a dark, bloodstained plot’, the game also boasts a unique graphical style that certainly makes it stand out from the crowd. It is therefore with great pleasure that AMO presents an exclusive online interview with Luis Oliván, Producer and PR Manager at Fictiorama Studios!

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