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The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
4.5

This review contains spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. That great first love, think Romeo and Juliet, Jack and Rose, a beautiful notion but a realistic one? Rose was married for sixty odd years after Jack died yet instead of going to the man she spent her life with […]

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The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
4

This review contains some spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. After thoroughly enjoying The Northern Lights I was eager to get onto The Subtle Knife and I was instantly intrigued by Pullman’s approach at opening with an entirely new set of characters. As well as new characters Pullman throws […]

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Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
4.5

I’ve always found that the best examples of children’s literature are those that don’t try to be for children, they don’t pander to a younger reader, but rather just aim to be a piece of literature in their own right. Pullman drew his inspiration for His Dark Materials from Milton’s Paradise Lost, Blake’s Songs of […]

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The Falconer by Elizabeth May

The Falconer by Elizabeth May
3.5

Faeries are having a resurgence in recent years and when I say faeries I don’t mean Tinkerbell, rather David Bowie in Labyrinth but far more sinister. May brings you into an alternate Victorian Scotland where the Fae are very real and very dangerous and her heroine Aileana has taken it upon herself to hunt them […]

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The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
4

This review contains spoilers! Please read with caution if you have yet to finish The Wise Man’s Fear. When readers have been waiting more than a year for a sequel to one of their favourite books patience becomes shorter and expectations become higher. So it’s always satisfying when the book finally arrives it also happens […]

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
5

Are you ready for adventure, magic and drug fuelled dragons? Come sit down with Kvothe and get consumed in his world. The blurb alone is enough to convince anyone to read this book; it pulls you in with the promise of all these great adventures yet at the opening of the book this legendary Kvothe […]

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The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas

The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas
3.5

“We make reason, and only dream of creators.” There’s something about this line that I found both profound and disturbing, I also feel it pretty much sums up the central theme of this novel. I first came across The End of Mr. Y on my Gothic module during my Masters in English Literature and it […]

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Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
3.5

It’s a common theme that the second book in a series is the most difficult to write, think of all the time you can spend on your first novel when you’re unpublished and there’s no agent or editor or deadline to worry about it’s just you and your work. Then suddenly there’s pressure, especially if […]

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The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
4.5

Now let’s be honest, as a fantasy author having the leading quote on your novel from none other than George R.R. Martin is a good indication that you’ve done something right and that’s certainly what Scott Lynch has done. The Lies of Locke Lamora follows a band of thieves, The Gentleman Bastards, on their latest […]

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Oath of Gold by Elizabeth Moon

Oath of Gold by Elizabeth Moon
3.5

The Deed of Paksenarrion has been a little hit and miss throughout but at the end of the second instalment my confidence had been restored. The first few chapters of Oath of Gold still held this promise; the healing episode with the Kaukgan was portrayed with a gentle and understanding tone. During these chapters there […]

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Divided Allegiance by Elizabeth Moon

Divided Allegiance by Elizabeth Moon
3.5

I cannot deny I approached Divided Allegiance with some trepidation having been disappointed by the first book in Moon’s trilogy. So I was pleased to find that the second book began to right some of the wrongs of the predecessor. Pretty rapidly the narrative lands on an adventure and whilst doing so it introduces us […]

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The Sheepfarmer’s Daughter by Elizabeth Moon

The Sheepfarmer’s Daughter by Elizabeth Moon
3

Now I know you are not meant to judge a book by its cover but upon seeing Paksenarrion clad in full armour I could not resist. In The Sheepfarmer’s Daughter you enter into a world very much like Middle Earth where you’ll find men, elves, dwarves, wizards and even orcs but sadly no hobbits. I […]

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