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The Scar-Crow Men (The Swords Of Albion book 2) by Mark Chadbourn (book review)

May 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Scar-Crow Men (The Swords Of Albion book 2) by Mark Chadbourn   (book review)

Since Sir Francis Walsingham’s death, the fate of England’s elite spies has been far from secure. When rumours of Fay plots reach them, Will Swyfte and his fellow spies, John Carpenter and Robert Launceston, finally decide to take matters into their own hands. The murder of Kit Marlowe sends Swyfte on a desperate mission to […]

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A Few Words For The Dead (Section 37 book 3) by Guy Adams (book review).

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Few Words For The Dead (Section 37 book 3) by Guy Adams (book review).

‘A Few Words For The Dead’ is the third book in Guy Adams’ ‘Section 37’ series, featuring the eccentric August Shining and his new recruit, Toby Greene. For me, it is a series that is already filled with ups and downs. I really like the first book, I absolutely loved the second book and, with […]

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The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu translated by Ken Liu (book review).

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu translated by Ken Liu (book review).

Near-future China is a place of high quality technological research, built on a background of fear, politics and persecution. Many have lost hope in humanity after seeing their families murdered and witnessing large scale destruction of natural environments. Some of these people are turning their hopes instead towards the stars, hoping that aliens will come […]

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Ori And The Blind Forest by Gareth Coker (soundtrack review).

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ori And The Blind Forest by Gareth Coker (soundtrack review).

In recent years, soundtracks to video games have received a much greater level of attention from mainstream audiences, with titles like ‘Final Fantasy’, ‘The Elder Scrolls’ and ‘Kingdom Hearts’ all appearing in the 2015 Classic FM Hall of Fame (a list of the top 300 classical tracks voted for by the general public). Moon Studios, […]

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Outlander The Series Vol. 1 by Bear McCreary (TV Series soundtrack review).

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Outlander The Series Vol. 1 by Bear McCreary (TV Series soundtrack review).

Based on a series of books by Diana Gabaldon, ‘Outlander’ is a new television show about a young woman transported in time from the 1940s to the 1740s. It is set in Scotland and, right from the very beginning, the soundtrack refuses to let you forget that! From opening bagpipes to closing harp, this album […]

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Voyage Of The Basilisk (Memoirs Of Lady Trent book 3) by Marie Brennan (book review).

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Voyage Of The Basilisk (Memoirs Of Lady Trent book 3) by Marie Brennan (book review).

Isabella is once again heading out on an expedition, this time travelling with her son, Jacob, his governess, Abby, and Tom Wilker, her co-worker from previous voyages. This instalment of her memoirs follows the group’s trip on the Basilisk as they sail around the world in search of more dragons to study. Fire serpents, sea […]

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Osiris (Book One Of The Osiris Project) by E.J. Swift (book review).

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Osiris (Book One Of The Osiris Project) by E.J. Swift (book review).

Welcome to the city of Osiris, mankind’s last hope for survival after the great storms caused catastrophic damage across the world. This glowing city, built on the water, surrounded by nothing but more water, is home to thousands of citizens living their lives without fear in a city of plenty. Adelaide is the only daughter […]

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Norse Code by Greg Van Eekhout (book review).

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Norse Code by Greg Van Eekhout (book review).

Ragnarok is coming and it’s coming to downtown USA. Mist is a Valkyrie determined to retrieve her sister from the depths of Helheim and maybe stop the apocalypse on the way. Hermod is a god, son of Odin, and lately wandering vagrant but, after encountering some wolves he suspects are about to eat the sun, […]

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Irregularity edited by Jared Shurin (book review).

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Irregularity edited by Jared Shurin (book review).

‘Irregularity’ is the latest anthology from Jurassic London, a not-for-profit publishing house that splits sales proceeds between authors and charity partners. In this case, the partner is the National Maritime Museum in London and it was published to coincide with two Greenwich exhibitions exploring the quest to measure longitude and a show featuring steampunk at […]

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Symbiont (Parasitology book 2) by Mira Grant (book review).

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Symbiont (Parasitology book 2) by Mira Grant (book review).

‘Symbiont’ is the second book in Mira Grant’s ‘Parasitology’ series. Originally promoted as a duology, it has now been extended to trilogy length and, unfortunately at times, you do get the feeling that what you’re reading is just there to fill a few extra pages. The sleepwalker plague is now spreading rapidly and throwing the […]

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