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Sam Kills Christmas by Thomas Ridgewell, Dorina Herdewijn and Eddie Bowley (book review).

December 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sam Kills Christmas by Thomas Ridgewell, Dorina Herdewijn and Eddie Bowley (book review).

‘Sam Kills Christmas’ is a strange book and, while marketed as a children’s book, it’s not one to be handed out to youngsters without a degree of forethought. While this reviewer’s four year-old certainly listened with due attention and appreciated the twist at the end, she found a lot of it a bit too dark […]

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Godblind: Tome 1, by Anna Stephens (book review).

December 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Godblind: Tome 1, by Anna Stephens (book review).

There seems to be a trend to sub-divide fantasy into smaller and smaller sections. It may just be that the publishers are attempting to tickle the jaded palate. Once the fashion was for the sagas as written by David Eddings and Terry Brooks with hidden royalty and quests against magical odds. When sales fall off, […]

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Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark (1988) (Blu-ray film review).

December 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark (1988) (Blu-ray film review).

I haven’t seen ‘Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark’ for some time. Now with its blu-ray release, I’ll be watching it four times, as three of them contain audio commentaries. Unlike the Americans, we British only really came across Elvira originally in this film and the Marvel magazine, so we didn’t know much about her other […]

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The Caged Queen: Iskari book 2 by Kristen Ciccarelli (book review).

December 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Caged Queen: Iskari book 2 by Kristen Ciccarelli (book review).

‘The Caged Queen’ by Kristen Ciccarelli is the sequel to ‘The Last Namsara’, while continuing on from the end of the story, follows a different protagonist. Roa married Dax to ensure that his kingdom looked after her people. For ages, Firgaard have imposed sanctions on The Scrublands, but Roa intends to use her new position […]

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Time’s Convert (book 4) by Deborah Harkness (book review).

December 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Time’s Convert (book 4) by Deborah Harkness (book review).

With the recent series of ‘A Discovery Of Witches’ on UK TVs and, soon to be seen across the world, now is as good a time as any to get into the story of Diana Bishop, the witch and Matthew Clermont, the vampire. Please don’t start with ‘Time’s Convert’ as it is the fourth book […]

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Game of Thrones season 8 (teaser trailer).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones season 8 (teaser trailer).

Here’s the teaser trailer for season 8 of the Game of Thrones TV series – it really is a teaser. As in, it shows nothing!

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Deadlands: Boneyard by Seanan McGuire (book review).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Deadlands: Boneyard by Seanan McGuire (book review).

While the novelisation of a film makes sense, especially as some viewers like to have a record, particularly of the dialogue. Admittedly this was more relevant when it wasn’t possible to own the film on DVD. Shared worlds, too, have value. An author may not have the time or energy to explore all the characters […]

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The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library series book 5) by Genevieve Cogman (book review).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library series book 5) by Genevieve Cogman (book review).

If you are new to ‘The Invisible Library’ series you will be pleased, although your wallet might not be, that ‘The Mortal Word’ by Genevieve Cogman is the fifth book and you should catch up on the others first. Looking for a new kind of hero? Look no further, the librarian has broken out of […]

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Watership Down: what a lot of Rabbit (BBC 1 trailer).

December 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Watership Down: what a lot of Rabbit (BBC 1 trailer).

Airing as two feature-length episodes Christmas 2018, BBC One’s new adaptation of Watership Down uses Richard Adams’ children’s fantasy novel as its source. Adapted for the screen by Tom Bidwell and directed by Noam Murro, this tale of adventure and survival follows a band of rabbits as they flee the certain destruction of their home. […]

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City Of Broken Magic (Chronicles Of Amicae Book 1) by Mirah Bolender (book review).

December 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
City Of Broken Magic (Chronicles Of Amicae Book 1) by Mirah Bolender (book review).

Laura Kramer is an apprentice sweeper and they rid the city of infestations like monsters that grow out of broken amulets. It’s the job she’s always wanted. But not everyone else in her life feels that way. Her Aunt Morgan thinks that she should quit and take a job more fitting of a woman, so […]

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