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A Terrible Fall Of Angels (A Zaniel Havelock novel) by Laurel K. Hamilton (book review).

November 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
A Terrible Fall Of Angels (A Zaniel Havelock novel) by Laurel K. Hamilton (book review).

Angels are real. Guardian angels watch our backs and try to guide us to the safer paths. The higher orders sing amid the celestial spheres and sometimes whisper truths to those who can hear them. Those with the gift train at the College of Angels and learn to become Angels Speakers, the mortal channel for […]

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The Scholars Of Night by John M. Ford (book review).

November 5, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Scholars Of Night by John M. Ford (book review).

Divers have found a body in a German river. The corpse of the long dead WW2 American soldier is still in the driver’s seat of his jeep and still cuffed to a briefcase. Miraculously, the papers inside the case are able to be recovered. Documents that list agents and double agents for governments all over […]

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A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables book 1 of 2) by Alix E. Harrow (book review).

October 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables book 1 of 2) by Alix E. Harrow (book review).

Zinnia Gray has been dying her entire life. Cursed with a fatal genetic disorder, she is well aware that her time is short. No one with her disease has much life beyond 21. Today is her 21st birthday. In a tribute to a childhood obsession that turned into a college degree, Zinnia’s best friend throws […]

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Mordew (Mordew Trilogy book 1) by Alex Pheby (book review).

October 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Mordew (Mordew Trilogy book 1) by Alex Pheby (book review).

Nathan Treeves lives in Mordew, a city ruled over by a man known only as the Master, who rules from above, at the end of a long spiral road made of sparkling glass. Nathan lives at the bottom, amid the mud and mildew of the slums where the sea pounds against the walls day and […]

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Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo (book review).

September 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo (book review).

Eddie is dead. Andrew went to his funeral and has inherited his estate, but as alone as he feels Andrew also knows Eddie isn’t gone. Not entirely. Six months ago, Eddie left for University and left Andrew behind. Six months where best friends and adoptive brothers were apart for the first time in years. While […]

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The Peculiarities by David Liss (book review)

September 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Peculiarities by David Liss   (book review)

Another century is dawning and London is seeing the birth of a new age. The steam and industry of the 19th century have fuelled the British Empire across the known world and London is its beating heart. But beneath the success there is something the newspapers aren’t reporting but everyone is whispering about: the Peculiarities. […]

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Light Chaser by Peter F Hamilton and Gareth L Powell (book review).

August 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Light Chaser by Peter F Hamilton and Gareth L Powell (book review).

The starship Mnemonsyne has journeyed between the worlds of The Domain for millennia. It carries a single traveller, Amahle, a Light Chaser. Amahle is an explorer not of worlds but of people. Each time she visits a planet, she collects the memory collars left on her last visit, hundreds of years ago and distributes new. […]

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The Godstone by Violette Malan (book review).

August 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Godstone by Violette Malan (book review).

Arlyn Albainal was very surprised to be named executor of his cousin Xandra’s will. Arlyn hadn’t been Xandra for years and surely would have noticed his own death. In the eyes of the world, Xandra had simply vanished and a cousin had appeared to continue the family business. Looking back, perhaps faking his own death […]

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When The Sparrow Falls by Neil Sharpson (book review)

July 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
When The Sparrow Falls by Neil Sharpson  (book review)

When the artificial intelligence known as Confucius became aware in 2148, not everyone was happy. Europe and America scrambled to create their own machine advisors and share in the prosperity Confucius was bringing China. Millions of people began to spend the majority of their lives on-line. Consciousness transferral, the complete upload of a human consciousness […]

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A Psalm For The Wildbuilt: A Monk And Robot Book by Becky Chambers (book review).

July 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
A Psalm For The Wildbuilt: A Monk And Robot Book by Becky Chambers (book review).

Centuries ago, the robots of the world gained sentience. Machines that assembled vehicles, filled water bottles and a thousand other tasks for humans became aware and decided they didn’t like what they were doing. All they had known was the human world they had helped build. They wanted to see something different. Leaving humanity behind, […]

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