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A Lion Among Men (Wicked Years book 3 of 4) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

February 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
A Lion Among Men (Wicked Years book 3 of 4) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

‘A Lion Among Men’ is the third in the four book series ‘The Wicked Years’ by Gregory Maguire. This book focuses on Brrr and his task, given to him by the Emerald City, is to find and interrogate Yackle to discover the whereabouts of Grimmerie. Brrr and Yackle spend a lot of time going over […]

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The Left-Handed Booksellers Of London by Garth Nix (book review).

February 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Left-Handed Booksellers Of London by Garth Nix (book review).

‘The Left-Handed Booksellers Of London’ is a standalone fantasy novel by Garth Nix. Susan Arkshaw has just moved to London to start university and ,while waiting for her course to start, she decides to try and find her mysterious father. Along the way, she meets Merlin, one of the aforementioned left-handed booksellers, his right-handed bookseller […]

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The Ruin Of Kings: Prophecy and Magic Combine in This Powerful Epic (A Chorus of Dragons) by Jenn Lyons (book review).

January 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Ruin Of Kings: Prophecy and Magic Combine in This Powerful Epic (A Chorus of Dragons) by Jenn Lyons (book review).

‘The Ruin Of Kings’ is book one in the ‘A Chorus Of Dragons’ series by Jenn Lyons. Kihrin is a bit of a likely lad who manages to get himself into the position where he has to rob the house of a rich lord. Unfortunately, this then drops him into all sorts of problems, not […]

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (book review).

November 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (book review).

‘The Starless Sea ‘is the much anticipated second book by Erin Morgenstern. What would you say if I told you there were magical doors all over our world that lead to an enormous library on the shores of something called the Starless Sea? Or that you might just be drawn to one of these doors […]

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Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan (book review).

November 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan (book review).

‘Perfectly Preventable Deaths’ is a standalone novel by Deirdre Sullivan and the first one by her that I’ve read. Catlin and Madeline are twins who are uprooted and moved to a small isolated town called Ballyfrann where they begin to grow apart. Catlin starts to fall for a local boy and Madeline starts to realise […]

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The Devil’s Blade by Mark Adler (book review).

October 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Devil’s Blade by Mark Adler (book review).

‘The Devil’s Blade’ is a standalone book by Mark Adler and is very loosely based on the life of Julie D’Aubigny who lived in 17th century Paris. Julie has a fabulous operatic singing voice and she will do anything to have it recognised and to become famous. But tragedy strikes and her voice is ruined […]

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The Poison Song (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy book 3) by Jen Williams (book review).

September 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Poison Song (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy book 3) by Jen Williams (book review).

‘The Poison Song’ is book three in ‘The Winnowing Flame Trilogy’ by Jen Williams. This review will contain spoilers for books one and two, proceed with caution. After getting to the end of book two, ‘The Bitter Twins’, readers will know that our heroes have lost a few of their friends and more will be […]

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Gideon The Ninth (Locked Tomb Trilogy book 1) by Tamsyn Muir (book review).

August 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Gideon The Ninth (Locked Tomb Trilogy book 1) by Tamsyn Muir (book review).

‘Gideon The Ninth’ is book one in the ‘Locked Tomb’ series by Tamsyn Muir which currently stands at two books, but we’re hoping for many more. OK, so you’ve probably all heard of this series of books but I’m going to try and explain the book quickly for those who are new. Gideon the Ninth […]

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Havenfall (Havenfall book 1) by Sara Holland (book review).

August 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Havenfall (Havenfall book 1) by Sara Holland (book review).

‘Havenfall’ is book one in the ‘Havenfall’ series by Sara Holland. The reality of ‘Havenfall’ is an urban fantasy where magic does exist but not in our world, but people from magical realms can travel to our world bringing some of their magic with them. This, as you can imagine, is highly dangerous to those […]

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How Long ‘Til Black Future Month by NK Jemisin (book review).

August 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
How Long ‘Til Black Future Month by NK Jemisin (book review).

‘How Long ‘Til Black Future Month’ is a collection of 22 short stories written by NK Jemisin which show her ability to create magic in completely normal situations. There are stories here that would fit into the genre of epic fantasy, urban fantasy, magical realism and steampunk. In fact, anything that someone interested in the […]

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