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The Angel Of The Crows by Katherine Addison (book review).

June 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Angel Of The Crows by Katherine Addison (book review).

Dr. Doyle has returned from Afghanistan with a leg injury tainted with dark power. Practically penniless yet unwilling to leave London, Doyle finds himself sharing a flat with a most peculiar entity. Crow is an angel, though of a most individual type. Not tied to a public building like all others of his kind, Crow […]

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Corporate Gunslinger by Doug Engstrom (book review).

June 17, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Corporate Gunslinger by Doug Engstrom (book review).

‘Corporate Gunslinger’ is a tale of the near future. There are the haves, there are the have nots and very few living in between. Human life is so cheap as to be meaningless to the rich which is a pity as its all the poor have left. Kira wanted to be an actress. College is […]

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Sunshield (Outlaw Road book 1) by Emily B. Martin (book review).

June 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sunshield (Outlaw Road book 1) by Emily B. Martin (book review).

Lark has always had to fight. Everything she owns, including her name, she had to take for herself. As a child, Lark escaped slavery by running into the Ferinno Desert. Rescued by a rough gang of cattle rustlers, she has learned the harsh ways of the desert and the pitiless political no-mans-land the Ferinno exists […]

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The Women’s War by Jenna Glass (book review).

May 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Women’s War by Jenna Glass (book review).

‘The Women’s War’ by Jenna Glass contains multiple references to violence and sexual violence that some readers may find triggering. The Abbey of the Unwanted is full of women no one wants as wives. The disobedient. The troublemakers. The ones who inconvenienced fathers or husbands. Those cast aside in divorce. All are sent to the […]

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The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer (book review).

April 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer (book review).

There are three types of ‘human’: Solitaires, Traders, and Sylvestri. The same but different. Sylvestri are not quite elves. They have a connection to the natural world, the patience of the old forest and disdain for other humans. Traders, well, trade and not just money, though they do do that and extremely well. Traders can […]

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The Sisters Grimm: A Novel by Menna van Praag (book review).

March 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Sisters Grimm: A Novel by Menna van Praag (book review).

If the Moon is in its first quarter and the time is precisely 3:33am and you happen to push on the right sort of gate you might make it into Everwhere. A land of pale colours and eternally drifting leaves, it is a place of dreams and magic. Goldie, Scarlet, Bea and Liyana have vague […]

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Sword Of Fire, a novel of Deverry: The Justice War book 1 by Katharine Kerr (book review).

March 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sword Of Fire, a novel of Deverry: The Justice War book 1 by Katharine Kerr (book review).

Welcome to the land of Deverry, accounts of which were first published in 1986. Fifteen books and nearly 35 years later the world is expanded again with ‘Sword Of Fire’. Deverry is one of those series’ that I’ve seen about the place and always meant to get around to reading but never quite got there. […]

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A Pale Light In The Black (A NeoG book 1) by K.B. Wagers (book review).

March 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
A Pale Light In The Black (A NeoG book 1) by K.B. Wagers (book review).

Four hundred years in our future, humans are still reeling from the Collapse, a catastrophic event which devastated human and animal populations alike, caused by humanity itself. Things have been brought back from the brink in the intervening couple of centuries. New colonies have been established in another star system. Life expectancy is vastly extended, […]

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Daughter From The Dark by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko translated by Julia Meitov Hersey (book review)

February 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Daughter From The Dark by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko translated by Julia Meitov Hersey  (book review)

Alexey Grimalsky likes his life as DJ Aspirin. He rules the radio air waves by day and nightclub dancers by night. Women are accommodating and money is usually cash in hand. But this comfortable life is derailed the night he steps in to help a small girl. How could he not? She was alone in […]

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Life And Limb (Blood And Bone book 1) by Jennifer Roberson (book review).

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Life And Limb (Blood And Bone book 1) by Jennifer Roberson (book review).

When Gabe got out of prison, all he wanted was to ride his Harley, maybe find a few ladies and drink some whiskey. Instead, he finds himself summoned to a cowboy bar, where he definitely doesn’t fit in with the clientele, in the middle of Arizona where his grandpappy introduces him to Remi, who fits […]

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