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Hang Wire by Adam Christopher

Hang Wire by Adam Christopher
5

Hang Wire is Adam Christopher’s fourth book and it is his best so far. That’s not saying the three that went before – Empire State, Seven Wonders and The Age Atomic – were not good, they were very good in fact, what I am saying is over the course of the previous books I have […]

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The Shattered Crown by Richard Ford

The Shattered Crown by Richard Ford
5

I suppose there comes a time if you review books – and find yourself on a publisher’s mailing list – when you will get sent a book that is either part of a series, or the middle book of a trilogy. The Shattered Crown is such a book. It is the second in the Steelhaven […]

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Beauty by Sarah Pinborough

Beauty by Sarah Pinborough
5

Beauty is the retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale; all the elements are here, the impenetrable forest, the cursed princess and the handsome prince. This final story in Sarah Pinborough’s trilogy of fairy tale retellings closes the circle started in Poison, but whilst being the last book released, chronologically Beauty is the first story […]

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The Copper Promise by Jennifer Williams

The Copper Promise by Jennifer Williams
5

There are some far-fetched rumours about the caverns beneath the Citadel. Some say the Mages left their most dangerous secrets buried there; some say the gods themselves have been imprisoned there. For Lord Frith the caverns hold the key to his vengeance, against all odds he has survived torture and the death of his family, […]

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All Is Fair by Emma Newman

All Is Fair by Emma Newman
5

Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers for the previous books. Read with caution if you have yet to finish Between Two Thorns and Any Other Name. The Duke of Londinium is dead, long live the Duke. The dust has barely settled, and Will is enthroned as head of the court before events threaten to overtake […]

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Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding

Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding
2.5

All good things come to those who wait, and this is it, the last stand of the crew of the Ketty Jay. They’ve been shot down, set up, double crossed and ripped off. They’ve stolen priceless treasures, destroyed a 10,000 year old Azryx city and sort of blew up the Archdukes son and heir. Now […]

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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
5

Fifteen years ago a civil war known as Robert’s Rebellion rocks the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and brings about the downfall of the powerful Targaryen family, who had ruled for 300 years. Supported by the great houses of Stark and Lannister, Robert Baratheon, Lord of the Stormlands, fought a bloody uprising that culminated in the […]

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Charm by Sarah Pinborough

Charm by Sarah Pinborough
5

This review contains spoilers. If you have yet to read Poison, read this review with caution. How do you follow the re-imaging of Snow White, why with the re-imaging of Cinderella. Both have a similar core story, wicked stepmother, distant father, girl dreaming of something better. All the elements are there, but as with Poison, […]

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Any Other Name by Emma Newman

Any Other Name by Emma Newman
4.5

Lady Rose has fallen, all those associated to her were taken by the Agency, and the lucky ones have escaped into hiding. Londinium is in turmoil, the Duke – a Rosa – is gone along with his Patroon, leaving a power vacuum. William Reticulata-Iris is told upon his wedding that he has been chosen to […]

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Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough

Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough
5

When a rotten torso is discovered in the vault below New Scotland Yard, it doesn’t take Dr. Thomas Bond – Police surgeon – long to realise there is a second killer at large in the city, where days earlier, Jack The Ripper brutally murdered two women in one night. Though this new murder is just […]

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Poison by Sarah Pinborough

Poison by Sarah Pinborough
5

Snow White lives the idyllic life of a fairytale princess, she has the love of her father and of the people, she has the loyalty of the dwarves who toil all daylong under the mountains. But her stepmother – the Queen – is not happy with the way Snow White lives her life and feels […]

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The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher

The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher
5

The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze and the populace are demanding a return to Prohibition and rationing as energy supplies dwindle. Meanwhile, in 1954 New York, the political dynamic has changed and Nimrod finds his department subsumed by […]

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