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King Arthur Legend of the Sword trailer (mugging me right off).

May 4, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
King Arthur Legend of the Sword trailer (mugging me right off).

Here the new ‘Prophecy’ trailer spot plus a host of new stills for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur Legend of the Sword fantasy movie, starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Eric Bana, Poppy Delevingne and Annabelle Wallis. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the […]

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Dark Tower movie (first trailer).

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dark Tower movie (first trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for this year’s The Dark Tower movie, directed by Nikolaj Arcel, and, of course, based on the Stephen King novels of the same name. The film has Idris Elba as the gun slinger and Matthew McConaughey as the flick’s big bad. Jake Chambers (child actor Tom Taylor) is a 11-year-old kid […]

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A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (book review).

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (book review).

‘A Blink Of The Screen’ collects together Terry Pratchett’s 32 short stories, written over more than 40 years of his life. From the first published story he ever wrote in 1963, at the age of 13, to a fictional biography for the National Portrait Gallery in 2010, this is a varied body of work. Some […]

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The Chatelaine And The Storm (Queen Victoria’s Magicians book 2) by James Odell (book review).

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Chatelaine And The Storm (Queen Victoria’s Magicians book 2) by James Odell (book review).

‘The Chatelaine And The Storm’ is the second book in James Odell’s series about Samantha Hampden who. in book one of the ‘Queen Victoria’s Magicians’ series, unexpectedly became Chatelaine of the Guild of Magicians in Victorian London. It carries on straight after the book one, ‘Chatelaine Of The Guild’ with the same characters. Quite a […]

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Strange The Dreamer (book 1) by Laini Taylor (book review).

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Strange The Dreamer (book 1) by Laini Taylor (book review).

‘Strange The Dreamer’ is book one in a new duology by Laini Taylor, who has previously written the ‘Daughter Of Smoke And Bone’ trilogy amongst other things. We follow Lazlo Strange, an orphan who had the bad luck to end up living in a monastery where he tries to live in his dream world in […]

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A Gathering Of Shadows (Shades Of Magic book 2) by V.E Schwab (book review)

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Gathering Of Shadows (Shades Of Magic book 2) by V.E Schwab (book review)

‘A Gathering Of Shadows’ is the second book in the ‘Shades Of Magic’ series, so if you haven’t read the first book, ‘A Darker Shade Of Magic’, read that one first as this one follows directly on from it. Four months after the conclusion of ‘A Darker Shade Of Magic’, Kell is restless. The bond […]

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David Morrissey in TV adaptation of China Miéville’s scifi novel, The City And The City.

April 17, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
David Morrissey in TV adaptation of China Miéville’s scifi novel, The City And The City.

The Walking Dead‘s very own Governor, actor David Morrissey, is to play Inspector Tyador Borlú in the BBC Two adaptation of China Miéville’s fantasy scifi novel The City And The City. Morrissey (The Missing, The Walking Dead) heads a cast which includes Mandeep Dhillon (Some Girls) as Constable Corwi of the Besźel Policzai, Maria Schrader (Deutschland […]

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The House Of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard (book review)

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
The House Of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard   (book review)

A world of angels and demons exists in a war-torn Paris around the turn of the twentieth century. Those who must, seek to live in one of the Houses led by a Fallen. A power struggle between them means a constant flux. Newly Fallen are used for their magic. No one is safe. Under it […]

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Dreamweaver (Dreamweaver Chronicles book 3) by C.S. Friedman (book review)

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dreamweaver (Dreamweaver Chronicles book 3) by C.S. Friedman  (book review)

There seems to be a current fashion for respected authors to change their habits and start writing books for younger readers. Where the novel in question has an element of ‘rite of passage’ with the lead characters discovering either or both independence and sexuality, there is a relevance since this is what the just out […]

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The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland (book review)

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland   (book review)

‘The Plague Charmer’, although ostensibly a history mystery,’ actually slips quite nicely into the fantasy genre. A novel set in mediaeval times cannot fail to acknowledge that Christianity and saintly worship sits alongside magpie and mystery as part of everyday life. at a time when life could often be brutish and short and a peasant […]

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