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The Black Hawks by David Wragg – Spoiler Free Review

The Black Hawks by David Wragg – Spoiler Free Review
4

The Black Hawks is the first book in the adult fantasy series, the Articles of the Faith, and is the author’s debut book. It is a quest-centred fantasy that follows Chel, a knight who finds himself bound to deliver a young prince to safety. The duo soon meet the Black Hawks Company, a mercenary group, […]

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The Spider by Leo Carew – Spoiler Free Review

The Spider by Leo Carew – Spoiler Free Review
4

The Spider is the second book in the Under the Northern Sky trilogy. It starts closely after the events of the first book, The Wolf. Once again, we follow the main protagonist, Roper, as he tries to secure his position as Black Lord, as well as Bellamus, a highly intelligent Sutherner who aims to bring […]

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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
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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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