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She Who Waits (A Low Town novel book 3) by Daniel Polansky (book review).

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
She Who Waits (A Low Town novel book 3) by Daniel Polansky (book review).

Warden is getting old. He’s tired of checking over his shoulder every day and weary of a life that brings no joy. The only good thing he’s done is to raise Wren, that and helping his old friend Adolphus to settle down with a good woman and honest trade. It’s time for one last job […]

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War Master’s Gate (Shadows Of The Apt book nine) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

September 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
War Master’s Gate (Shadows Of The Apt book nine) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

I put off reading ‘War Master’s Gate’, the ninth book in Adrian Tchaikovsky’s ‘Shadows Of The Apt’ series, for quite a while because this is one hefty doorstop of a book. In the over-size paperback version I have, its 716 pages weighing at almost 1 kg, making it a little impractical for taking, well, anywhere. […]

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Beautiful Blood by Lucius Shepard (book review).

September 26, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Beautiful Blood by Lucius Shepard (book review).

‘Beautiful Blood’ is the first novel-length story featuring the dragon Griaule, a recurring ‘character’ who has appeared in a number of Lucius Shepard’s short stories. Griaule lies dormant on the hillside above the city of Teocinte, where dragon worshippers abound and whole towns have sprung up on the dragon’s back. Richard Rosacher thinks the dragon […]

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Tomorrow, The Killing (A Low Town Novel book 2) by Daniel Polansky (book review).

August 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Tomorrow, The Killing (A Low Town Novel book 2) by Daniel Polansky (book review).

Warden used to be a soldier, serving under highborn men who often left their men to risk their lives while they took home the glory. Roland was one of the better ones, a man who fought alongside his troops and tried to make things better. But Roland was murdered years ago and now his sister […]

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The Clown Service by Guy Adams (book review).

August 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Clown Service by Guy Adams (book review).

Toby hasn’t been getting along very well in the Secret Intelligence Service, especially as he’s trying to hide the panic attacks and PTSD after his time in the Middle East. Reassignment to the mysterious Section 37 may be an attempt to get him out of the way but Toby soon realises this is a place […]

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A Natural History Of Dragons: A Memoir By Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (book review).

August 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Natural History Of Dragons: A Memoir By Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (book review).

As a young girl, Isabella was fascinated with scientific pursuits, particularly anatomy. Unfortunately, dissecting pigeons to see how they worked was considered most unladylike and definitely not the way to win the heart of an eligible young man. However, the prospects of a good marriage were not enough to distract Isabella and her interest in […]

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The Relic Guild (The Relic Guild book 1) by Edward Cox (book review).

August 14, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Relic Guild (The Relic Guild book 1) by Edward Cox (book review).

When I first saw the cover for ‘The Relic Guild’. I immediately wanted to read the book. There’s an image of a labyrinth filled with strands of magic and an eye that stares right at you no matter from what angle you’re looking at it. An interesting font (yes I do notice these things) and […]

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The Straight Razor Curve (A Low Town Novel book 1) by Daniel Polansky (book review).

June 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Straight Razor Curve (A Low Town Novel book 1) by Daniel Polansky (book review).

Warden used to be somebody and used to do good things guarding the city and serving his country but, since his fall from grace, he’s just a drug dealer with good connections. Selling his wares and taking care of his patch are the only things Warden needs to do and that’s all right by him. […]

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The Daylight War (Book Three of The Demon Circle) by Peter V. Brett (book review).

June 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Daylight War (Book Three of The Demon Circle) by Peter V. Brett (book review).

Arlen Bales and Ahmann Jardir are both hailed as the Deliverer by their people. Both seek to rid the Earth of demons, yet their approaches differ greatly. Arlen wants the people to fight for themselves, to come together for their friends and neighbours in times of need and revel in the pride of saving their […]

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Parasite by Mira Grant (book review).

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Parasite by Mira Grant (book review).

The year is 2027 and medical technology has advanced sufficiently for allergies to be a thing of the past, for drugs to be delivered automatically without the need for hard-to-follow pill regimes and long-term health problems are managed effortlessly. How has all this been made possible? The use of genetically modified tapeworms. Swallow one in […]

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