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The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (book review).

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (book review).

When Aiden Bishop wakes up in a forest, he can’t remember how he got there, which is unsurprising as he’s currently inhabiting someone else’s body. Evelyn Hardcastle is going to die that night and Aiden must solve her murder and deliver proof of his solution to the mysterious plague doctor at 11pm precisely. He’ll have […]

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Britannia Season 1 (TV show review).

April 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Britannia Season 1 (TV show review).

In 43AD, the Romans invade Britain, crossing paths with two warring tribes, the Cantii and the Regni. As the Roman soldiers face their fears of the horrors Britannia has in store for them, their leader, Aulus Plautius, tries to strike a deal with each tribe. Offering the protection of Rome in return for very reasonable […]

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Recursion by Aditya (ebook review).

April 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Recursion by Aditya (ebook review).

‘Recursion’ by Aditya is a short book containing 9 stories and poems that are very loosely connected and brought together in the final story in the book. There are some philosophical ideas that permeate the collection and, in places, it definitely feels like a thought exercise rather than a fully-fledged story collection. Unfortunately, while the […]

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Owl Light by Vonnie Winslow Crist (ebook review).

February 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Owl Light by Vonnie Winslow Crist (ebook review).

‘Owl Light’ is a collection of short stories and poems by Vonnie Winslow Crist that was originally published in 2014 and was re-released in 2017. I’m not sure if there are any differences between the two versions but this review is of the more recently released edition. Loosely themed around the ideas of twilight and […]

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) (film review).

January 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) (film review).

‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’ is a powerful film that displays a fresh take on the classic myth of King Arthur and the sword Excalibur. Directed by Guy Ritchie, his unmistakable style ensures that this is like no Arthurian adaptation you’ve seen before and it’s one that I’d highly recommend. Opening with scenes of […]

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Messenger’s Legacy: A Demon Cycle Novella by Peter V. Brett (book review).

January 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Messenger’s Legacy: A Demon Cycle Novella by Peter V. Brett (book review).

Briar Damaj is the son of a former Sharum warrior or demon fighter from the Desert Spear and, at 6 years-old, his father takes him outside to teach him the dance to evade demons. After this first encounter with demons, Briar starts to get nightmares, convinced that the demons have found their way inside the […]

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When The Heavens Falls (The Chronicles Of The Exile book 1 of 3) by Marc Turner (book review).

December 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
When The Heavens Falls (The Chronicles Of The Exile book 1 of 3) by Marc Turner (book review).

Mayot Mencada has stolen ‘The Book Of Lost Souls’ and this act has caused ripples across the world. The book has the power to restore the dead to a semblance of life and Mencada is using it to raise an army of the most fearsome creatures that ever existed. Shroud, Lord of the Dead, wants […]

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Old Demons, New Deities: Twenty-One Short Stories From Tibet edited by Tenzin Dickie (book review).

December 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Old Demons, New Deities: Twenty-One Short Stories From Tibet edited by Tenzin Dickie (book review).

As the sub-title of this book, ‘Old Demons, New Deities’ tells you, this is a collection of short stories with links to Tibet, either because they’re set there, the author originates from Tibet or the story features Tibetans in other settings around the world. If you’re looking for an insight into a culture that is […]

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Bound (Alex Verus novel book 8) by Benedict Jacka (book review).

November 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bound (Alex Verus novel book 8) by Benedict Jacka (book review).

To save the lives of his friends, Alex has been forced to make a deal with his own personal devil and agreed to work for his former mMaster, the Dark mage Richard Drakh. Needless to say, this isn’t his idea of fun! Still, it comes with elevation to the rank of full Light mage Keeper, […]

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Monster Hunt: English Version (DVD film review).

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Monster Hunt: English Version (DVD film review).

‘Monster Hunt’ is a Chinese comedy film that is part-live action and part-animation. Telling the story of a human man who gives birth to the new monster king, it is a light-hearted martial arts romp with an endearing fantasy slant to it. Having been successful in its native China, it has now been released on […]

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