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His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers

His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers
4.5

There are really only two words to describe this series. Assassin. Nuns. That’s all you need to know. Or, well, that’s all I needed to know to pique my interest. This series covers the stories of three young women in France, during the tumult Anne of Brittany faced after her father’s death. The story begins […]

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The Brothers Cabal by Jonathan L. Howard

The Brothers Cabal by Jonathan L. Howard
4.5

This review contains spoilers. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. Cabal looked at the man, and he was astonished, and yet so profoundly relieved that when he spoke, the first word was almost a sob. “You,” he said, his voice thin and weak from illness and disuse. “It’s you.” […]

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Gemini Cell by Myke Cole

Gemini Cell by Myke Cole
5

With each book, Myke Cole levels up, and Gemini Cell is no exception. This is Cole’s best work to date—a blending of magic, action, and romance that fans of Cole and first-timers alike will love. Gemini Cell takes place before Cole’s Shadow Ops trilogy, but it is not a prequel. This is a completely separate […]

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Waylander by David Gemmell

Waylander by David Gemmell
5

David Gemmell is a name known, I am sure, to everyone who reads fantasy. If it is not, then I hope this review might convince you to pick up one of his books. “They had begun to torture the priest when the stranger stepped from the shadow of the trees.” The story begins with the […]

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Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
4

Foxglove Summer is the fifth book in the Peter Grant series, which started with Rivers of London. Whilst not a complete departure from previous books, Foxglove Summer does take a slight break from the usual formula to keep the series fresh and engaging. The Peter Grant series follows the aforementioned character after he discovers an […]

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The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu

The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu
4

This is a book about secrets. It isn’t just in the way the protagonist, Maxine Kiss, keeps secrets from the rest of the world, or in the way the demons who live in her tattoos keep secrets from her, or even in the way she has to pry answers out of everyone around her in […]

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The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington

The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington
4

If you’ve read Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time, it’s almost impossible to miss the clear influence the series has had on James Islington’s debut novel, The Shadow of What Was Lost. It’s a comparison that’s certainly complimentary, as Shadow evokes much of the same adventure, scope and coming-of-age entertainment as The Wheel of Time. […]

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H.P. Lovecraft Omnibus 1: At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft Omnibus 1: At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
4

You probably think you’re safe as you’re reading this. You might be sat in the comfort of your home, or with a tablet on the morning commute. You might be at the office, reading on your lunch hour. Everything seems normal. But just out of reach, in the corner of your eye, something evil lurks. […]

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The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams

The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams
5

Although I’m in danger of echoing some of Joanne Hall’s excellent commentary published here earlier this month, I feel that The Iron Ghost absolutely deserves the attention of two reviews. I’d like to start by highlighting Joanne’s point about middle book syndrome and the way in which The Iron Ghost so deftly escapes it. This is […]

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Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
5

For financial reasons, I like to wait until paperback releases for a lot of books. Most of the time this isn’t a big deal. Other times (and it’s been happening more frequently) I end up waiting for a book released in the UK to be released in the US. I can usually wait for official […]

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Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
4.5

Ahem. Please ignore the cover – and the publisher marketing, for that matter. And no, you did not go to the wrong website. This is still Fantasy-Faction. Burn For Me is a work by Ilona Andrews, master weavers in urban fantasy. It is no secret that I fangirl over their Kate Daniels series. So, of […]

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The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams

The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams
4.5

Jen Williams’ debut novel, The Copper Promise was one of my personal highlights of 2014. It came out last January, which seems a long time ago now, and The Iron Ghost is the not-long-awaited but eagerly anticipated follow-up, the middle book in the trilogy. Middle books in a series can be difficult; they have to […]

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