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Traitor’s Gate (Book Three of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

August 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Traitor’s Gate (Book Three of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

‘Traitors’ Gate’ is the final novel in the ‘Crossroads’ trilogy by Kate Elliott. The events of the last book ended with the army led by Night and her turned Guardians taking over Toskala. Marit, Kirit and Jothinin had finally joined forces in an effort to combat the Guardians and Joss had become the Chief of […]

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The Reapers Are The Angels by Alden Bell (book review).

August 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Reapers Are The Angels by Alden Bell (book review).

‘The Reapers Are The Angels’ is a standalone dystopian novel, set in a post-apocalyptic world. After a worldwide epidemic, most of the population has been infected with some sort of virus, which has turned them into flesh-eating zombies. While the origins of the virus is never revealed, we do know that it is transferred through […]

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Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow (book review).

August 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow (book review).

‘Shambling Towards Hiroshima’ is a novelette, written as an autobiographical suicide note by the protagonist Syms Thorley. He’s a B-movie star who specialises in playing costumed monsters and villains. The novelette jumps between the present Syms who is contemplating suicide in 1980s and Syms in the height of his career in the 1940s. Thorley recounts […]

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Jasmyn by Alex Bell (book review).

August 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jasmyn by Alex Bell (book review).

‘Jasmyn’ by Alex Bell is a fairytale set in the modern world. The protagonist, Jasmyn, has just lost her husband, Liam, after a cerebral aneurysm, a year into their marriage. Struggling in her grief, Jasmyn is beset by strange occurrences. Black swans falling dead at Liam’s funeral. Her pictures with Liam changing with her face […]

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The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden (book review)

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden  (book review)

‘The Bear And The Nightingale’ is a standalone novel set in Russia in the 1800s. Vasilisa is the youngest daughter of five children, living in a small village on rich lands owned by her father, Lord Pyotr. Her mother, Marina, daughter of the Grand Prince of Moscow came from a line of women known to […]

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The Djinn by Graham Masterton (book review).

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Djinn by Graham Masterton (book review).

‘The Djinn’ is a standalone horror novel set in 1970s America and follows Harry Erskine, a small-time clairvoyant, as he tries to help his terrified godmother, Marjorie Greaves, after the suspicious death of her husband, Max. Harry’s godfather, a once successful business man and antique collector, had at one point procured a Persian jar thought […]

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Dogfellow’s Ghost by Gavin Smith (book review).

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dogfellow’s Ghost by Gavin Smith (book review).

‘DogFellow’s Ghost’ is a standalone Science Fiction novel set on a unspecified Atlantic island sometime during the scientific revolution of the 20th century. The only inhabitants of the island are the scientist only referred to as Master and the twenty-eight creatures that he has created. The Master is a disgraced scientist who, in the past, […]

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Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick (book review).

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick (book review).

‘Midwinterblood’ is a romance/horror novel following the seven reincarnations of Eric and Merle. Their seven lives span over centuries with the first starting before the 10th century and the last ending in 2073. Though Eric and Merle’s love never waivers in each of their lives, the form it takes does. In some lives, they are […]

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The Privilege Of The Sword (The Riverside Series book 3) by Ellen Kushner (book review)

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Privilege Of The Sword (The Riverside Series book 3) by Ellen Kushner  (book review)

‘The Privilege Of The Sword’ is the third book Ellen Kushner has written in the ‘Riverside’ series, it is a standalone novel but does visit some characters seen in the other books. The book is set in an age of chivalry, where honour is a very important concept and duels can be fought for any […]

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The City Of Silk And Steel by Mike Carey, Linda Carey & Louise Carey (book review)

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The City Of Silk And Steel by Mike Carey, Linda Carey & Louise Carey  (book review)

‘The City Of Silk And Steel’ is a standalone novel about the concubines, children and servants of the fictional desert city of Bessa. When the sultan of Bessa, Bokhari Al-Bokhari, is murdered by the holy man usurper, Hakkim Mehdad, the concubines, their children and the female servants are sent to a neighbouring sultan as a […]

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