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The Neon Court (A Matthew Swift Novel) by Kate Griffin (book review)

September 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Neon Court (A Matthew Swift Novel) by Kate Griffin  (book review)

It is not often that a writer can achieve acclaim under three different names. Usually, if an author changes direction they are informed that they will be treated like a new author and subsequently will be offered a lower advance. Quality, though, will always shine. This author started her career at fourteen, publishing ‘Mirror Dreams’ […]

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Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (book review).

September 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (book review).

‘Piranesi’ by Susanna Clarke, the long-awaited follow-up novel to 2004’s fantasy epic ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell’ has finally arrived and is very much worth the wait. It is a haunting mystery with a winsome hero that creates a very compelling read. The set-up is deceptively simple. Piranesi has always lived in the House. This […]

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Lord Of The Rings TV series restarts for Amazon in New Zealand (news).

September 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lord Of The Rings TV series restarts for Amazon in New Zealand (news).

Filming has just now restarted in New Zealand on Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings TV series, having been shut down by the Pandemic at the start of the year after finishing the first two episodes. Read the full story over at https://deadline.com/2020/09/the-lord-of-the-rings-resumes-production-amazon-new-zealand-cowboy-bebop-netflix-dtart-of-production-1234584918/ The Offworld Report – the best content offworld the Nest

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The Minister of Chance: free podcast (news).

September 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Minister of Chance: free podcast (news).

The Minister of Chance audio drama is being remixed and remastered for re-release as a free podcast in weekly episodes from Monday 12th October 2020. The Minister of Chance is a fantasy series featuring a cast including Jenny Agutter, Philip Glenister, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann and the late Paul Darrow. In a world far from […]

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Ink & Sigil: From The World Of The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (book review).

September 20, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Ink & Sigil: From The World Of The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (book review).

Aloysius MacBharrais is not leading a quiet life, despite his age. Blessed with mystical knowledge by the goddess Brigid herself, Al can create spells with his inks and sigils to protect modern day Scotland against any deities or any of their minions that disrespect the borders between worlds. A job made all the more difficult […]

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Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May (book review).

September 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May (book review).

I try not to look at online discussions around the books I’m reviewing because I want to give my opinion unbiased by any politics or critical consensus. That said, even the most cursory search for ‘Seven Devils’ shows that it’s difficult for some people to separate the book’s premise from its content, so I’m going […]

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Fantasy author Terry Goodkind dies aged 72 (news).

September 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fantasy author Terry Goodkind dies aged 72 (news).

The publisher of fantasy author Terry Goodkind, Tor Books, has just confirmed the rumor we heard earlier today that Terry has passed away. Tor first got official confirmation from Terry’s agent that the creator of such brilliant fantasy books as the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth has died aged 72. The Sword of […]

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Full Throttle by Joe Hill (book review).

September 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Full Throttle by Joe Hill (book review).

The collection ‘Full Throttle’ opens with an introduction in which the author chats about his childhood, his famous father Stephen King and the tons of crap Joe Hill wrote before he learned to do it properly. For no matter whose blood runs in your veins, you have to write a lot to learn to write. […]

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False Value (Rivers Of London book 8) by Ben Aaronovitch (book review).

September 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
False Value (Rivers Of London book 8) by Ben Aaronovitch (book review).

‘False Value’ is the latest Peter Grant story. ‘The Rivers Of London’ series follows the young police officer as he moves from paper shuffling to the magician’s apprentice. From his demonstrably weak beginnings, our Peter has moved on and now has an apprentice of sorts of his own. His pregnant girlfriend is a river goddess […]

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Rhianna Pratchett calls out new TV version of The Watch (news).

September 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Rhianna Pratchett calls out new TV version of The Watch (news).

Rhianna Pratchett, video game writer and daughter of fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, is less than chuffed with the upcoming TV version of The Watch, as she has recently posted on Twitter. Said television series is coming from BBC America which ordered an eight-part season in October 2018 – “inspired” by the Ankh-Morpork City Watch tales […]

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