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Sir Hereward And Mister Fitz: Three Adventures by Garth Nix (book review).

September 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sir Hereward And Mister Fitz: Three Adventures by Garth Nix (book review).

‘Sir Hereward And Mister Fitz: Three Adventures’ by Garth Nix collects for the first time in one place all three stories about the titular protagonists. The two novels and one short story have all been published previously in different anthologies. Sir Hereward is a knight, an artillerist, a swordsman and an ill-starred lover. Mister Fitz […]

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The House On Durrow Street (book 2) by Galen Beckett (book review).

August 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
The House On Durrow Street (book 2) by Galen Beckett (book review).

‘The House On Durrow Street’ by Galen Beckett is the second novel about the island nation of Altania, which is a recognisable stand-in for England in a fantastic Regency-like fantasy world with magic and Lovecraftian undertones. All three main protagonists of ‘The Magicians And Mrs. Quent’ are back. The viewpoints change with the chapters this […]

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A Star Shall Fall (The Onyx Court Quartet book 3) by Marie Brennan (book review).

June 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Star Shall Fall (The Onyx Court Quartet book 3) by Marie Brennan (book review).

‘A Star Shall Fall’ by Marie Brennan is the third book of ‘The Onyx Court Quartet’ and tells us more about what happened at this illustrious place approximately a hundred years after the events of the second book. Just to remind you: The Onyx Court is a fae shadow court situated somewhat ‘below’ London. The […]

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The Man From Primrose Lane by James Renner (book review).

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Man From Primrose Lane by James Renner (book review).

At the beginning of ‘The Man From Primrose Lane’ by James Renner, we enter a grisly crime scene. The titular character, an elderly recluse seemingly without friends or family, is found murdered on a sunny summer day in the year 2008. Four years later, we meet David Neff, a best-selling non-fiction writer (whose book about […]

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Cold Steel (Spirit Walker book 3) by Kate Elliott (book review).

May 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cold Steel (Spirit Walker book 3) by Kate Elliott (book review).

Once again, ‘Cold Steel’ by Kate Elliott invites us to a parallel Earth where, two thousand years ago, Romans and Phoenicians had battled to a standstill and finally kept their sovereign territories: the Romans the land and the Phoenicians the sea. All of this happens while the Ice Age lasts and covers parts of northern […]

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The Long War (The Long Earth Cycle book 2) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Long War (The Long Earth Cycle book 2) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

In ‘The Long War’ by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, the second book of ‘The Long Earth Cycle’, humanity has colonised the Long Earth for some time. The Long Earth being a multitude of alternate Earths devoid of human life. Ours is called Datum Earth to distinguish it from the alternate ones. It all began […]

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In Ashes Lie (The Onyx Court Quartet book 2) by Marie Brennan (book review).

February 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
In Ashes Lie (The Onyx Court Quartet book 2) by Marie Brennan (book review).

‘In Ashes Lie’ by Marie Brennan is the second book of ‘The Onyx Court Quartet’ and tells us of the further adventures of the fae Lune, who became queen of the Onyx Court in the first book, ‘Midnight Never Come’, some sixty years down the line. Just to remind you: The Onyx Court is a […]

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Gods Of Opar: Tales Of Lost Khokarsa by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey (book review).

January 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gods Of Opar: Tales Of Lost Khokarsa by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey (book review).

‘Gods Of Opar: Tales Of Lost Khokarsa’ by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey collects, for the first time, all three novels of Farmer’s epic ‘Khokarsa Cycle’, including the hitherto unpublished concluding volume based on an outline by PJF and finished by Carey. Khokarsa, a great empire that encompasses a good portion of ancient […]

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Cold Fire (Spirit Walker book 2) by Kate Elliott (book review).

December 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cold Fire (Spirit Walker book 2) by Kate Elliott (book review).

‘Cold Fire’ by Kate Elliott invites us to the same parallel earth as ‘Cold Magic’, therefore I won’t bother to describe the world again. So please, if you didn’t read my review of book 1, please help yourself and go for it right now. I will wait for you. http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/cold-magic-spirit-walker-book-1-by-kate-elliottbook-review/ Back already? Good. ‘Cold Fire’ […]

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Midnight Never Come (Onyx Court Book 1) by Marie Brennan (book review)

October 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Midnight Never Come (Onyx Court Book 1) by Marie Brennan    (book review)

‘Midnight Never Come’ by Marie Brennan tells the tale of two queens, two courts and two pairs of lovers. The plot unfurls during the reign of the Virgin Queen in London. It all begins 1554 with a pact between two ambitious women, the young Elizabeth and the fae Invidiana. The pact results in both ladies becoming monarchs […]

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