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Gideon Smith And The Brass Dragon by David Barnett (book review).

April 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Gideon Smith And The Brass Dragon by David Barnett (book review).

The story of ‘Gideon Smith And The Brass Dragon’ begins with an expedition to find a lost world of prehistoric creatures including such as pteranodons, triceratops and the deadly tyrannosaurus rex. There, Smith is to rescue Charles Darwin and other members of the ill-fated expedition of the Beagle II. The men have been shipwrecked on […]

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The World Of Quest by Jason T. Kruse (graphic novel review).

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
The World Of Quest by Jason T. Kruse (graphic novel review).

‘The World Of Quest’ is a colourful little Manga-style graphic novel. The story in the book starts after Nestor’s parents have been killed and the castle, his home, have been destroyed. Our story features Prince Nestor, an eleven year-old boy and Quest who was formerly the greatest hero in the realm, when he was much […]

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Happy Hour In Hell (Book 2 in the Bobby Dollar trilogy) by Tad Williams (book review).

January 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Happy Hour In Hell (Book 2 in the Bobby Dollar trilogy) by Tad Williams (book review).

Tad Williams’ book, ‘Happy Hour In Hell’, is not for the faint-hearted. It is all about a guy called Bobby Dollar, who has fallen in love with a woman named Caz. So far so good. Problem is, he is really a low-level angel called Doloriel and she is a high-level demon named Cazimira. Her boyfriend […]

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Gideon Smith And The Mechanical Girl by David Barnett (book review).

November 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gideon Smith And The Mechanical Girl by David Barnett (book review).

David Barnett’s novel, ‘Gideon Smith And The Mechanical Girl’ is a Victorian melodrama, a horror story and a tale of revenge which contains creatures from the deep, vampires, grave-robbers and buried treasure. Although a small book in appearance, the pages contain a wealth of detail that has been difficult to condense without losing much of […]

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Lord Of Lies (The Lightstone book 3) by David Zindell (book review).

July 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lord Of Lies (The Lightstone book 3) by David Zindell (book review).

In David Zindell’s book, ‘Lord Of Lies’, our story starts six months after Val and his companions have escaped from Argatha with the Lightstone. This is a simple cup made out of golden gelstei, which is now on display in the great hall of Val’s father, King Shamesh, in Mesh. Over the months, many people […]

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Sad Monsters by Frank Lesser with illustrations by Willie Read (book review).

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Sad Monsters by Frank Lesser with illustrations by Willie Read (book review).

In ‘Sad Monsters’, we have a set of diary extracts from Godzilla, who overslept by five years and wakes up grumpy because of it. He is racked with doubts like why bother destroying Tokyo as they are only going to rebuild it? Professor Bonnebody has written a character reference for an Abominable Snowman named Tulpa, […]

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The Queen’s Knight by Deborah Chester (book review).

February 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Queen’s Knight by Deborah Chester (book review).

Our story, ‘The Queen’s Knight’, begins with a royal occasion. The coronation of Queen Pheresa of Mandria or it would, if this was a simple, medieval story, written by someone else. It is actually a fantasy story set in another land, with monsters, demons and dark magic written by Deborah Chester. This story begins with […]

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The Silver Sword (The Lightstone book 2) by David Zindell (book review).

September 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Silver Sword (The Lightstone book 2) by David Zindell (book review).

‘The Silver Sword’ begins with a short recap of events from book one, ‘The Lightstone’, for those who have either forgotten or not read the story so far. Valashu (Val) Elahad and his six travelling companions, Lijana, Atara, Master Juwain, Aplhanderry, Kane and Prince Maram continue their search for the fabled Lightstone, with which to […]

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Camelot’s Sword by Sarah Zettel (book review).

March 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Camelot’s Sword by Sarah Zettel (book review).

The story of ‘Camelot’s Sword’ begins simply enough on one spring morning in the tin mining town of Cambryn. It is now four generations after the Roman Invasion of Britain and these are restless times. Steward Kenan travelled to Tintagel to petition King Mark for men, but was denied so he returned empty handed and […]

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A Forthcoming Wizard by Jody Lynn Nye (book review).

November 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
A Forthcoming Wizard by Jody Lynn Nye (book review).

Chapter One contains a recap of events from book one, ‘An Unexpected Apprentice’, so you don’t need to have read it to find out what is going on. In ‘A Forthcoming Wizard’, Tildi reclaims the Great Book from thief Nemeth, who now lies dead. Before Tildi and her travelling companions have had a chance to […]

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