Vigilance by Robert Jackson Bennett
 

Vigilance

Review

 
Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan
 

Waste Tide

Chinese Translation Review

 
The Bone Ships by RJ Barker
 

The Bone Ships

ARC Review

 

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Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan

Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan
4

Originally written in Chinese and published in 2013, this edition of Waste Tide is translated by Ken Liu and published by Tor Books. It is also Chen Qiufan’s debut book. Set in a dystopian China of the future (post 2020s), Waste Tide is an excellent example of environmental science fiction and is inspired by the […]

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Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver – Series Review

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver – Series Review
4

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness is a six book historical fantasy series by British author, Michelle Paver. The series consists of Wolf Brother, Spirit Walker, Soul Eater, Outcast, Oath Breaker and Ghost Hunter. It is aimed at younger readers, but can be enjoyed by a range of ages. We follow a twelve-year-old boy, named Torak, who […]

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The Poison Song by Jen Williams

The Poison Song by Jen Williams
4

This is the third and final book in The Winnowing Flame Trilogy, which is a multiple perspective epic fantasy story. It picks up soon after the events of the second book, The Bitter Twins and follows the characters from the first two books. As this is the final book in the trilogy, I will not […]

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A Time of Blood by John Gwynne – Spoiler Free Review

A Time of Blood by John Gwynne – Spoiler Free Review
5

Summary Defy the darkness. Defend the light. Drem and his friends flee the battle at Starstone Lake to warn the Order of the Bright Star. They’ve witnessed horrors they’ll never forget, such as magic warping men into beasts. But worst of all, they’ve seen a demon rise from the dead – making it even more […]

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A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
3.5

Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in Teixcalaan to find that her predecessor, from the same mining station (Lsel Station), has died. Although his death is put down to an accident, Mahit suspects foul play and she must uncover the truth before she becomes the next victim. At the core of A Memory Called Empire is a murder […]

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
4.5

A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction–but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she […]

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The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – Spoiler Free Review

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – Spoiler Free Review
5

This is the third and final book in The Winternight Trilogy. It resumes directly after the events of the second book, The Girl in the Tower. As with the previous books, this sequel is influenced by Russian folklore and is partly set in Moscow. Once again, we follow Vasilisa “Vasya” Petrovna, a young girl trying […]

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Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen by Garth Nix – Series Review

Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen by Garth Nix – Series Review
5

Five Great Charters knit the land. Together linked, hand in hand. One in the people who wear the Crown. Two in the folk who keep the Dead down. Three and Five became stone and mortar. Four sees all in frozen water. Written by Australian author Garth Nix, the Abhorsen trilogy is set in the fictional […]

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Blood of the Gods by David Mealing

Blood of the Gods by David Mealing
4.5

Blood of the Gods is the second book in the epic fantasy trilogy, The Ascension Cycle. It follows closely after the events of the first book, Soul of the World. Like its predecessor, it is split into four sections, each marked by a change in season. Each section is split into four character perspectives: Sarine, […]

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The Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon – Spoiler Free Series Review

The Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon – Spoiler Free Series Review
5

The Books of Pellinor is a four books epic fantasy series written by the Australian author, Alison Croggon. Here in the UK the first book is called The Gift, but in other parts of the world it is also called The Naming. The series is a retelling of “Naraudh Lar-Chanë”, “Riddle of the Treesong”, which […]

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The Hyena and the Hawk by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Hyena and the Hawk by Adrian Tchaikovsky
5

Spoiler Alert: This review contains minor spoilers for the previews books. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish them. The Hyena and the Hawk is the third and final book in the Echoes of the Fall trilogy. It begins soon after the events of the previous book, The Bear and the Serpent, […]

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Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan

Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan
5

This is the second instalment of the Gods of Blood and Powder series and follows the events of the first book, Sins of Empire, with the same three perspectives. The trilogy is set in the same world as his original Powder Mage trilogy. I would categorise it, and his other books, as an epic military […]

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