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The Minority Council by Kate Griffin (book review).

January 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Minority Council by Kate Griffin (book review).

How well do you know the city you live in? Most of us have a good idea what our neighbourhood looks like and various routes to and from work, shops and meeting places with friends. Local newspapers might give a flavour of the rest of the city and the people who live there, but our […]

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Spooks: Slither’s Tale (The Wardstone Chronicles book 11) by Joseph Delaney (book review).

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Spooks: Slither’s Tale (The Wardstone Chronicles book 11) by Joseph Delaney (book review).

Let us begin with a little bit of numerology, ‘Slither’s Tale’ is the eleventh volume of ‘The Wardstone Chronicles’. It can also be counted as the series’ second book not told by Tom Ward after volume nine, ‘I Am Grimalkin’, and the first book in the series which takes place far north of the Spook-protected […]

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The Confessions of Dorian Gray (cd review).

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The Confessions of Dorian Gray (cd review).

1. This World Our Hell written by David Llewellyn Dorian goes to meet an old friend and encounters evil. We are introduced to Dorian Gray. Not a fictional character as Oscar Wilde has led the world to believe but a living, breathing, beautiful man who keeps his painting secreted in the attic as he continues […]

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Warcraft movie’s new king… Duncan Jones.

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Warcraft movie’s new king… Duncan Jones.

Confirming his involvement in the new Warcraft film (Legendary Pictures: 2015), Duncan Jones has just tweeted that, “So the gauntlet was thrown down ages ago: Can you make a proper MOVIE of a video game. I’ve always said its possible. Got to DO it now!” He did a fine job on Source Code, and his […]

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (book review).

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (book review).

Le Cirque des Rêves (Circus Of Dreams) is a circus like no other, appearing overnight with no announcements and leaving again one day with no warning. It is a place of wonder, with rare delights to challenge your senses and indulge your fantasies. Behind the scenes, the circus is also the setting for a magical […]

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Hands Of Isis by Jo Graham (book review).

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Hands Of Isis by Jo Graham (book review).

Charmian and Iras are half-sisters and handmaidens to Cleopatra, one of the most powerful women in the ancient world. Through Charmian’s eyes, we journey through Cleopatra’s life, from when she was a child right through to her death. This journey takes us throughout Ancient Egypt to the developing Roman Empire, meeting Julius Caesar, Marcus Antonius, […]

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Lost Truth (The Truth series book 4) by Dawn Cook (book review).

January 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lost Truth (The Truth series book 4) by Dawn Cook (book review).

‘Lost Truth’ is in fact the fourth and currently final book of the fantasy ‘Truth’ series by Dawn Cook. ‘First Truth’, ‘Hidden Truth’ and ‘Forgotten Truth’ being the first three. A reader often faces a dilemma when starting a series in the middle. How hard will it be to pick up the story? Will the […]

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Days Of Blood And Starlight (Daughter Of Smoke And Bone Trilogy book 2) by Laini Taylor (book review).

January 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Days Of Blood And Starlight (Daughter Of Smoke And Bone Trilogy book 2) by Laini Taylor  (book review).

‘Days Of Blood and Starlight’ is book two of the ‘Daughter Of Smoke And Bone Trilogy’. Laini Taylor has also written a series of books called the ‘Dreamdark’ series, along with multiple other stand-alone novels. This book continues the story a little while after the first book, ‘Daughter Of Smoke And Bone’, so there are […]

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Dragon In Chains (The Moshui Trilogy book one) by Daniel Fox (book review).

January 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dragon In Chains (The Moshui Trilogy book one) by Daniel Fox (book review).

The young emperor, Chien Hua, has been forced to flee his home after power-hungry generals seized control. He finds himself in exile on the island of Taishu, where he takes a feisty young fishing girl, Mei Feng, to be his companion. Hearing that the emperor is so close, Yu Shan’s clan send him from the […]

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Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente (book review).

January 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente (book review).

 Taken from the cover: ‘A plain spoken, appealing narrator relates the history of her parents – a Nevada silver baron who forced the Crow people to give up one of their most beautiful daughters, Gun That Sings, in marriage to him. With her mother’s death in childbirth, so begins a heroine’s tale equal parts heartbreak […]

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