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On The Trail Of Evil

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Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini
 

Trial By Fire

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Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini

Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini
3

After a fair debut from this author with her Starcrossed trilogy, this new beginning of another left a bit to be desired. What compelled me to pick it up was the blurb: Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them […]

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Malazan Book of the Fallen – Redux

Malazan Book of the Fallen – Redux 

So, over a period of close to a year, I’ve waxed lyrical about Erikson’s epic series Malazan Book of the Fallen but, with today’s demands on our time, the question remains, should you even bother? Chances are good that you can guess my answer to this question but it may not be as clear cut […]

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Vowed by Liz de Jager

Vowed by Liz de Jager
4.5

Vowed is the second book in The Blackhart Legacy and reunites us with kick-ass hero Kit Blackhart. I was impressed by Kit the first time around and I’m pleased to say that this subsequent adventure impressed me even more. Vowed has the feel of a detective story, which contrasts nicely with Banished’s straight-up action adventure. […]

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Revisiting Thieves’ World Anthologies – Part Two

Revisiting Thieves’ World Anthologies – Part Two 

Welcome back to our stroll down memory lane in the city of Sanctuary. We’re revisiting the Thieves’ World series, the twelve anthologies that resulted from an idea by Robert Asprin and friends to write sword and sorcery stories in a shared universe. The concept made an impact on generations of readers, including best-selling fantasy author […]

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The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard

The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard
4.5

Long before ‘cli-fi’ was a thing, long before the issue of climate change had really impacted on popular consciousness, there was J G Ballard’s The Drowned World. Ballard’s 1962 debut novel (or rather his second – his first novel, The Wind from Nowhere, he went on to disown) was a product of its time, yet […]

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Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
4.5

Illusions of Fate pleasantly surprised me with its depth. The blurb on the back suggests merely another “girl goes to court, girl feels like an outcast, girl meets boy, TRUE LOVE,” story, but instead I found a story that follows the same framework but focuses instead on a black woman’s struggle in a racist, white […]

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The Good Shabti by Robert Sharp

The Good Shabti by Robert Sharp
4.5

The Good Shabti is a story that spans thousands of years. In ancient Egypt, Pharaoh Mentuhotep is on his deathbed; in the present, a team of scientists are setting out on the final stages of their experiment to revive an ancient mummy. Anyone who’s ever watched a mummy film, old or new, will know that […]

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So What’s The Fuss About Scapple?

So What’s The Fuss About Scapple? 

If you have been writing for any length of time it is inevitable that you have come across those writers who treat the act of writing as if it is bound in the realms of magic and mysticism rather than just being a lot of hard work and a case of bashing out one word […]

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A Plunder of Souls by D. B. Jackson

A Plunder of Souls by D. B. Jackson
4.5

A Plunder of Souls, the third book in the Thieftaker series, takes place shortly after Thieves’ Quarry. It is July of 1679, British troops still occupy Boston, and there is a smallpox epidemic sweeping through the city. The main plot of the book, however, concerns something far more sinister: Graves all across Boston have been […]

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The One Tree by Stephen Donaldson

The One Tree by Stephen Donaldson
3.5

Any of you read The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant? Fantasy royalty? Seminal work? They are an unusual series of books. In a good way. A saga, really, nearly forty years in the making. The saga is composed of three trilogies (the last actually a quadrilogy, only completed last year!): The First-, Second- and Last Chronicles […]

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The Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb (Spoiler Free Review)

The Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb (Spoiler Free Review)
4

Spoilers follow for Hobb’s first, second and third trilogies. No spoilers for the Rain Wilds Chronicles. After the impressive Tawny Man trilogy, Robin Hobb once again switches the action back to Bingtown and the Rain Wilds, the vivid, dangerous southern regions home to the nautical dramas of the Liveship Traders. A continuation of those events, […]

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The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley: ARC Review

The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley: ARC Review
5

The first book of the ‘Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne’ trilogy was one of the reasons I started reviewing books. It resonated with me in a such big way and I dug it so much I felt like I had to give something back and simply buying the book was not enough to show my […]

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