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Jasmyn by Alex Bell (book review).

August 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jasmyn by Alex Bell (book review).

‘Jasmyn’ by Alex Bell is a fairytale set in the modern world. The protagonist, Jasmyn, has just lost her husband, Liam, after a cerebral aneurysm, a year into their marriage. Struggling in her grief, Jasmyn is beset by strange occurrences. Black swans falling dead at Liam’s funeral. Her pictures with Liam changing with her face […]

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The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden (book review)

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden  (book review)

‘The Bear And The Nightingale’ is a standalone novel set in Russia in the 1800s. Vasilisa is the youngest daughter of five children, living in a small village on rich lands owned by her father, Lord Pyotr. Her mother, Marina, daughter of the Grand Prince of Moscow came from a line of women known to […]

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The Djinn by Graham Masterton (book review).

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Djinn by Graham Masterton (book review).

‘The Djinn’ is a standalone horror novel set in 1970s America and follows Harry Erskine, a small-time clairvoyant, as he tries to help his terrified godmother, Marjorie Greaves, after the suspicious death of her husband, Max. Harry’s godfather, a once successful business man and antique collector, had at one point procured a Persian jar thought […]

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Dogfellow’s Ghost by Gavin Smith (book review).

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dogfellow’s Ghost by Gavin Smith (book review).

‘DogFellow’s Ghost’ is a standalone Science Fiction novel set on a unspecified Atlantic island sometime during the scientific revolution of the 20th century. The only inhabitants of the island are the scientist only referred to as Master and the twenty-eight creatures that he has created. The Master is a disgraced scientist who, in the past, […]

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Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick (book review).

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick (book review).

‘Midwinterblood’ is a romance/horror novel following the seven reincarnations of Eric and Merle. Their seven lives span over centuries with the first starting before the 10th century and the last ending in 2073. Though Eric and Merle’s love never waivers in each of their lives, the form it takes does. In some lives, they are […]

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The Privilege Of The Sword (The Riverside Series book 3) by Ellen Kushner (book review)

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Privilege Of The Sword (The Riverside Series book 3) by Ellen Kushner  (book review)

‘The Privilege Of The Sword’ is the third book Ellen Kushner has written in the ‘Riverside’ series, it is a standalone novel but does visit some characters seen in the other books. The book is set in an age of chivalry, where honour is a very important concept and duels can be fought for any […]

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The City Of Silk And Steel by Mike Carey, Linda Carey & Louise Carey (book review)

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The City Of Silk And Steel by Mike Carey, Linda Carey & Louise Carey  (book review)

‘The City Of Silk And Steel’ is a standalone novel about the concubines, children and servants of the fictional desert city of Bessa. When the sultan of Bessa, Bokhari Al-Bokhari, is murdered by the holy man usurper, Hakkim Mehdad, the concubines, their children and the female servants are sent to a neighbouring sultan as a […]

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Spirit Gate (Book One of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review)

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Spirit Gate (Book One of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott   (book review)

‘Spirit Gate’ is the first book in the ‘Crossroads’ trilogy by Kate Elliott. It is mainly set in a medieval world in a country called the Hundred. The book has various point of view characters: Joss, Mai, Shai and Keshad. Joss and Keshad are from the Hundred, a country that has progressively been sliding into […]

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Eyes To See: A Jeremiah Hunt Supernatural Thriller (The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicle) by Joseph Nassise (book review)

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Eyes To See: A Jeremiah Hunt Supernatural Thriller (The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicle) by Joseph Nassise   (book review)

‘Eyes to See’ is the first book in ‘The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicles’ by Joseph Nassise. It follows the story of Jeremiah Hunt, who lives in Boston, USA in the present day. Hunt was previously a Professor of Ancient Languages at Harvard University and, five years before the story begins, his young daughter, Elizabeth, is kidnapped. […]

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Damnation For Beginners by Alan Campbell (book review)

December 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Damnation For Beginners by Alan Campbell   (book review)

‘Damnation For Beginners’ is a novella set in the world of Alan Campbell’s ‘Deepgate Codex’ and follows the story of Jack Aviso, a bank teller at Henry Sill Banking Corporation in the city of Cog. Jack has been keeping his head down and following the rules of the entirely unfair and corrupt bank. Their policies […]

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