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To Indigo by Tanith Lee (book review).

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
To Indigo by Tanith Lee (book review).

There can be few authors who have published well over ninety books and still be able to come up with fresh ideas. Many who are that prolific often write series that develop a formulised similarity: think of Mills & Boon or Piers Anthony. The problem with Anthony is that he starts a series with something […]

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The Talon of the Hawk (The Twelve Kingdoms, #3) by Jeffe Kennedy (book review).

May 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Talon of the Hawk (The Twelve Kingdoms, #3) by Jeffe Kennedy (book review).

The Twelve Kindgoms is a richly textured world. There are kings and queens, sword and sorcery, knights and princesses, and most importantly, history. Picked out against this colorful tapestry, we have the tale of Uorsin, the High King, and his three daughters – Andromeda, Amelia and Ursula. ‘The Talon of the Hawk’, the third and […]

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The Sword Of Destiny (Saga o Wiedźminie book 2) by Andrzej Sapkowski, translated by David French (book review)

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Sword Of Destiny (Saga o Wiedźminie book 2) by Andrzej Sapkowski, translated by David French (book review)

‘The Sword Of Destiny’ is the second collection of stories by Andrzej Sapkowski following the adventures of the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia. The release of this volume has been highly anticipated, not just because there will never be enough stories about Geralt, but because this is the first time this particular collection has been translated […]

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The Legion of Shadows (a DestinyQuest book) by Michael J. Ward

May 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Legion of Shadows (a DestinyQuest book) by Michael J. Ward

For those new to the ‘DestinyQuest’ books, I should point out that they are what you might call an interactive ‘Dungeons And Dragon’ style novel. Interactive in so much as you the reader are called on to read some text, make decisions based on what you have just read and quite frequently, to simulate combat […]

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John Gwynne’s Faithful and the Fallen picked up for second trilogy.

May 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
John Gwynne’s Faithful and the Fallen picked up for second trilogy.

Pan Macmillan is buying a new fantasy series by John Gwynne. Senior Commissioning editor Bella Pagan bought World rights from agent John Jarrold, in a six-figure deal. This new standalone trilogy will be set in the same stirring Celtic-inspired world as John’s first quartet, the Faithful and the Fallen. Here, the Banished Lands now seem […]

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Undertow (Undertow book 1) by Michael Buckley (book review).

May 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Undertow (Undertow book 1) by Michael Buckley (book review).

‘Undertow’ by Michael Buckley tells an ugly story. Three years ago, the Alpha arrived on the beach of Coney Island, New York. They’re made up of mixed races of sea dwelling creatures, many of whom appear to be plucked for our very own myths and legends. Calling themselves the Sons and Daughters of Sirena, Triton, […]

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A Gift Of Ghosts (Tassamara Book 1) by Sarah Wynde (book review).

May 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Gift Of Ghosts (Tassamara Book 1) by Sarah Wynde (book review).

This is book one in the ‘Tassamara’ series currently containing three books and one short story. Book two is ‘A Gift Of Thought’ and book three is ‘A Gift of Time’. Each book follows the same people in the same town, but they each focus on a different character and their unique abilities. The short […]

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My Real Children by Jo Walton (book review).

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
My Real Children by Jo Walton (book review).

 I asked to review ‘My Real Children’ partly because I met Jo Walton and provided the cover for her ‘Guest of Honour Special’ at Novacon 43 but had never read any of her novels and also because it was listed as ‘SF’. It isn’t – at least not ‘as we know it’ – and neither […]

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The Guiding Nose Of Ulfänt Banderôz by Dan Simmons (book review)

April 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Guiding Nose Of Ulfänt Banderôz by Dan Simmons (book review)

‘The Guiding Nose Of Ulfänt Banderôz’ by Dan Simmons has previously been published as part of the anthology ‘Songs Of The Dying Earth’, a collection of pastiches of and homages to Jack Vance. Now Subterranean Press released the novella as a fine looking hardback. But before we look at the ‘hardware’ further, let us examine […]

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Deep Secret (Magids) Diana Wynne Jones (book review).

April 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Deep Secret (Magids) Diana Wynne Jones (book review).

‘Deep Secret’ has recently been reissued and I’m glad because it is a wonderful book which has made me laugh a lot. It is one of those books that you want to read quickly but feel a sense of loss when you get to the end. I felt bereft when it ended and wished could […]

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