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The Red Plague Affair (Bannon & Clare book 2) by Lilith SaintCrow (book review).

September 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Red Plague Affair (Bannon & Clare book 2) by Lilith SaintCrow (book review).

In ‘The Red Plague Affair’ by Lilith SaintCrow we meet our intrepid heroes Emma Bannon, Sorceress Prime, and Archibald Clare, registered mentath, now both in the employ of Britannia, a few years after the events of book one, ‘The Iron Wyrm Affair’. The novel starts with Clare descending into the sewers of London, hot on […]

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The Iron Wyrm Affair (Bannon & Clare book 1) by Lilith SaintCrow (book review).

August 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Iron Wyrm Affair (Bannon & Clare book 1) by Lilith SaintCrow (book review).

‘The Iron Wyrm Affair’ by Lilith SaintCrow narrates the first case of Emma Bannon, Sorceress Prime in the service of Britannia, and Archibald Clare, unregistered mentath. Their world is a parallel to ours, where the industrial revolution is powered by clockwork, steam and magic. Bannon literally works for Britannia, the spirit of the realm, presently […]

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Last And First Contacts (Imaginings Volume 2) by Stephen Baxter (book review).

August 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Last And First Contacts (Imaginings Volume 2) by Stephen Baxter (book review).

‘Last And First Contacts’ is a short story collection by Stephen Baxter. It collects nine stories which have been previously published in various anthologies and one original story. ‘Imaginings’, by the way, is a series of story collections of British authors containing previously uncollected stories and at least one story chosen by the author for […]

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The Magicians And Mrs. Quent (Mrs. Quent Trilogy Book 1) by Galen Beckett (book review).

June 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Magicians And Mrs. Quent (Mrs. Quent Trilogy Book 1) by Galen Beckett (book review).

‘The Magicians And Mrs. Quent’ by Galen Beckett is not by chance dedicated to ‘Jane, Oscar and Charles.’ It reads like a novel by Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde or Charles Dickens, even though it doesn’t take place in the familiar surroundings of 19th century England and none of the three mentioned authors wrote about a […]

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Cold Magic (Spirit Walker book 1) by Kate Elliott (book review).

May 29, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Cold Magic (Spirit Walker book 1) by Kate Elliott (book review).

‘Cold Magic’ by Kate Elliott kicks off with the rather chilly statement: ‘The history of the world begins in ice, and it will end in ice.’ Ice and cold obviously play an important part in the novel but no worries, reading it will leave you feeling warm and cosy. The story takes place on a […]

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Too Many Curses by A. Lee Martinez (book review).

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Too Many Curses by A. Lee Martinez (book review).

With ‘Too Many Curses’, A. Lee Martinez proves once again that he is a household name where funny fantasy is concerned. Here he tells the story of Nessy, a female kobold, who tends the castle of the dark wizard Margle the Horrendous. Margle prides himself on never killing his enemies but transforming them into various […]

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Ghost Dance (book 2) by Rebecca Levene (book review).

March 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ghost Dance (book 2) by Rebecca Levene (book review).

*Spoiler warning*: This review contains spoilers for book 1, so please read it before reading this review. ‘Ghost Dance’ is Rebecca Levene’s second book in ‘The Infernal Game’ series of supernatural thrillers and it also starts with a prologue. Once again, we are introduced to two of the novel’s characters. First we witness a school […]

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The Infernal Game: Cold Warriors (book 1) by Rebecca Levene (book review).

February 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Infernal Game: Cold Warriors (book 1) by Rebecca Levene (book review).

‘Cold Warriors’, Rebecca Levene’s first book in the ‘Infernal Game’ series of supernatural thrillers, starts with a prologue set in 1988. We are taking part in the funeral of Tomas Len, who as a member of the so called Hermetic Division of the SIS, agreed to be buried alive in a voodoo ritual and to […]

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Spooks: Slither’s Tale (The Wardstone Chronicles book 11) by Joseph Delaney (book review).

January 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spooks: Slither’s Tale (The Wardstone Chronicles book 11) by Joseph Delaney (book review).

Let us begin with a little bit of numerology, ‘Slither’s Tale’ is the eleventh volume of ‘The Wardstone Chronicles’. It can also be counted as the series’ second book not told by Tom Ward after volume nine, ‘I Am Grimalkin’, and the first book in the series which takes place far north of the Spook-protected […]

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Strange Science: Theory And Practice by Andy Hibbert (book review).

December 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Strange Science: Theory And Practice by Andy Hibbert	 (book review).

‘Strange Science’ by Andy Hibbert begins with a surreal encounter between a character named Arden and a fat man. Next we are introduced to DS Travis of the Thames Valley CID who is involved in a high profile murder investigation which seems to develop into a string of grisly serial killings. He is called to […]

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