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Foxglove Summer (Peter Grant book 5) by Ben Aaronvitch (book review).

July 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Foxglove Summer (Peter Grant book 5) by Ben Aaronvitch (book review).

PC Peter Grant, trainee wizard. Home-the Folly. Boss-the Nightingale. Mission-don’t make a fool of yourself or get killed. Now in ‘Foxglove Summer’, the fish is most definitely out of water. Although more of that later. Reports of missing children and Peter is packed up and sent to Hereford. The Sticks. This is a significant moment […]

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Hawk The Slayer (1980) (Blu-ray film review).

July 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hawk The Slayer (1980) (Blu-ray film review).

In vogue at the time, fantasy thrillers seemed to dominate the B-movie lists and this one is no exception. ‘Hawk The Slayer’ was made in 1980 and starring Jack Palance, John Terry and a host of other well-known British actors, it takes us to a battle between good and evil in a mysterious magical world […]

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The Master Of Heathcrest Hall (book 3) by Galen Beckett (book review).

July 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Master Of Heathcrest Hall (book 3) by Galen Beckett (book review).

‘The Master Of Heathcrest Hall’ by Galen Beckett concludes the trilogy about the island nation of Altania, which is a recognisable stand-in for England in a fantastic Regency-like fantasy world with magic and Lovecraftian undertones and the struggle of its people for a future. The Ashen, creatures from another world, threaten the existence of all […]

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Pixels (film review by Frank Ochieng)

July 26, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Pixels (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Nostalgia can be something to revisit as a decent form of escapism from one’s current worries. It feels so refreshing to turn back the hands of time and recall all the wonderful memories and perks of our younger days and, what is not to consider about the days gone by when reminiscing about certain trends in […]

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Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter book 1) by Virginia Boecker (book review).

July 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter book 1) by Virginia Boecker (book review).

‘Witch Hunter’ is book one in a set of books currently to include two novels and two novellas by Virginia Boecker. Elizabeth Grey lives in a world not unlike ours in the 1500s but hers contains magic which is her job to stamp out as she is a witch hunter. You see, magic is the […]

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The Whispering Swarm (The Sanctuary Of The White Friars book 1) by Michael Moorcock (book review).

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Whispering Swarm (The Sanctuary Of The White Friars book 1) by Michael Moorcock (book review).

‘The Whispering Swarm’ is Michael Moorcock’s latest fantasy novel and is somewhat unusual in that it also serves as a fictitious biography for the author. The result is a skilfully woven if lengthy tale that frustrates and delights in equal measure. Moorcock writes as himself growing-up in London during the forties and fifties before settling […]

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Wicked Charms (Lizzy And Diesel book 3) by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton (book review).

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wicked Charms (Lizzy And Diesel book 3) by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton (book review).

This is book three in the ‘Lizzy And Diesel’ series that will eventually contain seven books. The series currently contains ‘Wicked Appetite’ and ‘Wicked Business’ and, as with many series, I would suggest these are read in order. This time along with Janet Evanovich, we have a new co-author by the name of Phoef Sutton. […]

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Stormbringer: Book 2 of The Wyrd by Alis Franklin (book review).

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Stormbringer: Book 2 of The Wyrd by Alis Franklin (book review).

The good news is that the first chapter of ‘Stormbringer’ confirms all my suspicions regarding the last chapter or so of ‘Liesmith’, the first book of Alis Franklin’s Urban Fantasy series ‘The Wyrd’. I can’t spill any further details here, though, as that would spoil the fun. When you read a lot of fantasy or […]

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The Great Bazaar And Brayan’s Gold by Peter V. Brett (book review).

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Great Bazaar And Brayan’s Gold by Peter V. Brett (book review).

‘The Great Bazaar And Brayan’s Gold’ is a collection of short novellas and stories that are part of Peter V. Brett’s ‘Demon Cycle’. Having finished ‘The Warded Man’ only yesterday, I was eager to read anything set in Peter V. Brett’s world, particularly if it was an Arlen story. ‘Brayan’s Gold’ fit the bill perfectly. […]

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Game of Thrones: The Musical?

July 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones: The Musical?

There have been many Game of Thrones items coming our way to tickle our fancy – but none so ticklish as Peter Dinklage singing with Coldplay: a boasting ballad if ever we heard one, about his part being so long. This was for Red Nose Day on NBC. Didn’t even know the USA partook of […]

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