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Thorn of Emberlain

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The Skull Throne

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Cover for ‘The Thorn of Emberlain’ by Scott Lynch revealed

Cover for ‘The Thorn of Emberlain’ by Scott Lynch revealed 

With the release of The Rebublic of Thieves in 2013, Scott Lynch and Gollancz assured us that we wouldn’t have any further 6 year waits between Gentleman Bastard novels. Initially we were told that The Thorn of Emberlain would hit shelves around Autumn of 2014, so when that date sailed by we admittedly panicked. Scott assured us though […]

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This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
4

Last year, I unexpectedly fell in love with the YA space opera THESE BROKEN STARS, so I was excited to see where Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner took the story next in THIS SHATTERED WORLD. The story introduces two new main characters, Jubilee “Lee” Chase—a stone-cold military captain at age 18—and Flynn Cormac—the peace-desiring leader […]

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Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear

Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear
4

RANGE OF GHOSTS nails a lot of fantasy fundamentals: the world building is stellar, the characters are strong and layered, the prose is both precise and poetic, and the plot is compelling, completing its own story while also setting up the pieces for the other two books of The Eternal Sky trilogy. And if that […]

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Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
5

Kami Glass is everything I’ve always wanted in a YA fantasy heroine. She’s clever (though not to the point of being obnoxious), strong-willed (at times to the point of foolishness, but never so much that I got fed up), and able to hold her own against sorcerers and magic despite having no particular powers herself […]

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The Year of the Ladybird by Graham Joyce

The Year of the Ladybird by Graham Joyce
5

It is 1976, the hottest summer in England since records began, and a young man called David is about to start work at a holiday camp close to the seaside town of Skegness. Under skies that are bright and cloudless, David helps to entertain holidaymakers of all ages, whether it be judging the quality of […]

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The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
3

Think Harry Potter in Victorian England and you have the backdrop for The Burning Sky. Written in the third-person narrative, I rather felt like I was watching the story unfold from the sidelines as opposed to being right in the middle of everything. The plot idea was fascinating and held great potential. The execution left […]

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
4.5

The premise of The Invisible Library is brilliant. Clandestinely situated between dimensions – and yes, invisible – the Library is a vast repository of fiction ‘acquired’ from myriad parallel worlds. I use the term loosely, as the agents of the Library don’t mind resorting to a bit of larceny when on the hunt for a […]

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Clariel by Garth Nix

Clariel by Garth Nix
3

Clariel is the newest addition to Garth Nix’s Abhorsen series, which also contains Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, and several novellas and short stories. It’s one of my favorite series, full stop. I’ve never been particularly into zombie stories, but the world of the Abhorsen is captivating. Necromancers, Charter mages, and free magic users all exist behind […]

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The League of Princes by Christopher Healy – Series Review

The League of Princes by Christopher Healy – Series Review
5

Ever wondered what Prince Charming’s real name is? Meet Frederick. And Gustav. And Liam and Duncan. They are the Prince Charmings (or Princes Charming, as Frederick insists), and they’re determined to prove that they are more than just those princes from the songs. So when they stumble across a dark plot forming against all their […]

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Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link

Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
4.5

Kelly Link’s unique take on the fantastic twists through a whimsical maelstrom of inventiveness in her award-winning short story collection, Magic for Beginners. Strands of myth, sci-fi and fable mingle with characters that yearn, mock, steal and bicker through the nine stories that make up this collection – nine short(ish) stories that give the impression […]

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The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks
5

Wow. Now that is how you write a follow up. Brent Weeks, although not the greatest prose stylist ever, knows how to give his readership a great story, engrossing characters, powerful shocking twists, and possibly the greatest pacing known to the fantasy genre. He writes as a man who is fully invested in what he […]

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The Getaway God by Richard Kadrey – Spoiler Free Review

The Getaway God by Richard Kadrey – Spoiler Free Review
3.5

The Getaway God, Richard Kadrey’s sixth novel in the Sandman Slim series, is a confounding—but ultimately entertaining—entry in the story of James Stark. Friends and enemies (both new and old) appear. Aqua Regia is imbibed. Maledictions are smoked. The world is saved. Gods live and die. Just another day at the office for everyone’s favorite […]

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