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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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Made Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Made Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

Coppelia lives in the Barrio, the slum city pressed up against the most magical city in the world. She takes what work she can get, building puppets for a blackmailer and performing puppet shows in the streets to lure spectators into the path of pickpockets. Things got easier when she discovers her new partners, tiny […]

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Revolution: Cold War Magic # 2 by W. L. Goodwater (book review).

November 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Revolution: Cold War Magic # 2 by W. L. Goodwater (book review).

Karen O’Neil is a magician working for the United States Government, but she doesn’t use her magic. She doesn’t trust it after her last field mission beneath the Berlin Wall. But things change when an old friend sends her a package, a magical cube that pleads for help with the voice of a child. Mob […]

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Novice Dragoneer (A Dragoneer Academy Novel Book 1) by E. E. Knight (book review).

November 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Novice Dragoneer (A Dragoneer Academy Novel Book 1) by E. E. Knight (book review).

Ileth grew up in an orphanage where food was short and kindness even shorter, especially for a girl with a stutter. The future was already written for the child, telling of domestic drudgery and toil until an early death. But, one day, Ileth meets a silver dragon and its rider, one of the Republic’s dragoneers […]

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Unnatural Magic by C. M. Waggoner (book review)

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Unnatural Magic by C. M. Waggoner  (book review)

Once upon a time, trolls ruled over the land, their large, blue-skinned figures the ultimate in culture and civilisation for the smaller humans. These now rule over themselves but still place those with troll heritage in the prominent families in society. But tensions are rising. A divide is growing and whoever is murdering trolls and […]

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Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores (website review).

October 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores (website review).

‘Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores’ is a website devoted to publishing short stories in various speculative fiction genres as well as art, interviews and resources for authors. This website feels forgotten, despite the stories that are uploaded roughly once per month. From the ‘About Us’ page I can see that the team behind the site […]

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