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Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss (book review).

February 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss (book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. But though the fighting’s stopped, the war is far from over: it’s just gone underground. The UNSC’s feared and secretive Office of […]

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Carcassonne, designed by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede, artist Doris Matthaus (board game review)

February 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Carcassonne, designed by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede, artist Doris Matthaus (board game review)

What you get: 72 tiles, 1 score table, 40 wood followers in 5 colours, 4 sheets of instructions. Did you ever have a hankering to be a medieval county planner or maybe you have a yearning to be a landscape gardener? Well, yearn no more. ‘Carcassonne’ is the game for you. It’s also fun if […]

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Spartacus: A Game Of Blood And Treachery by Sean Sweigart and Aaron Dill (board game review).

February 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spartacus: A Game Of Blood And Treachery by Sean Sweigart and Aaron Dill (board game review).

Taken from the box: ‘A fast paced board game set in ancient Rome. The game includes backstabbing schemes, fierce bidding and bloody gladiatorial combat!’ What you get: tokens, a fold-out board in the style of a blood-soaked arena, four gladiator playing pieces, a fistful of dice, a couple of decks of cards and your House […]

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Dodger by Terry Pratchett (book review).

February 1, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Dodger by Terry Pratchett (book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. He used to know his future; it involved a lot of brick-lined tunnels and plenty of filth. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, things start to get really messy.’ The book’s dedication […]

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Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente (book review).

January 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente (book review).

 Taken from the cover: ‘A plain spoken, appealing narrator relates the history of her parents – a Nevada silver baron who forced the Crow people to give up one of their most beautiful daughters, Gun That Sings, in marriage to him. With her mother’s death in childbirth, so begins a heroine’s tale equal parts heartbreak […]

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The Willful Princess And The Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb (book review).

January 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Willful Princess And The Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb	(book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘One of the darkest legends in the Realm of the Elderlings recounts the tale of the so-called Piebald Prince, a Witted pretender to the throne unseated by the actions of brave nobles so that the Farseer line could continue untainted. Now the truth behind the story is revealed through the account […]

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