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Seventh Son has a wizard time.

July 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Seventh Son has a wizard time.

The first trailer for the movie Seventh Son, based on the Wardstone Chronicles novels by Joseph Delaney hoves into view. Looks like a fantasy epic in the making, although the cinema-going public’s acceptance of the fantasy genre has been spotty at best (Hobbits and Tolkien works aside). Here’s the official bumf… In a time long […]

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The Companions: The Sundering (book 1) (The Legend of Drizzt, Book XXIV) by R.A. Salvatore (book review).

July 3, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
The Companions: The Sundering (book 1) (The Legend of Drizzt, Book XXIV) by R.A. Salvatore (book review).

‘The Companions’ by R.A. Salvatore is the first book in a new series from ‘Forgotten Realms’ called ‘The Sundering’. Each book is penned by a different author and will explore the events of the Sundering from various points of view. Salvatore’s entry continues the story of Drizzt Do’Urden and the title is a call to […]

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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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The Hickory Staff (The Eldarn Sequence book 1) by Robert Scott and Jay Gordon (book review).

June 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hickory Staff (The Eldarn Sequence book 1) by Robert Scott and Jay Gordon (book review).

When Steven Taylor opens an old safe deposit box he knows he might lose his job, but it turns out that should have been the least of his worries. As he and his flatmate Mark fall through a portal to Eldarn, a world with twin moons hanging in the sky, they realise that nothing will […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction July/Aug 2013 Volume 124 # 707 (magazine review).

June 26, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction July/Aug 2013 Volume 124 # 707 (magazine review).

‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science-Fiction’ explores the opposite extremes of the fantasy genre in this issue with a nice mix of Science Fiction and fairy tales. Most of the stories fall into one category or the other, so we’ll start with the fantasy. ‘Heartsmith’s Daughters’ by Harry R. Campion is a fairy tale about […]

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Hidden Cities (The Moshui Trilogy book three) by Daniel Fox (book review).

June 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hidden Cities (The Moshui Trilogy book three) by Daniel Fox (book review).

The island of Taishu is at the mercy of the dragon and the goddess, caught between two immortals and their battles. While the emperor fights to regain his country, it is left to Old Yen the fisherman to bargain with the gods and bring safety to his family and island. The pregnancy of Mei Feng […]

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Antiagon Fire (The Imager Portfolio book seven) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

June 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Antiagon Fire (The Imager Portfolio book seven) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

‘Antiagon Fire’ is the seventh book in ‘The Imager Portfolio. The first three books were about the rise to power of an imager named Rhennthyl. The fourth book and those following are a prequel which tell the story of Quaeryt and his rise from being a scholar and secret imager to commander of mighty conquering […]

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Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (book review).

June 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (book review).

The difference between a writer of fantasy and a mainstream writer can be so negligible that it only happens in the perception of the reader. When critically acclaimed writers produce what SF critics would regard as genre material, the author may wave away the implied condemnation by declaring that they were using SF/fantasy/supernatural tropes as […]

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A Game Of Thrones: The Board Game: Second Edition (board game review).

June 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Game Of Thrones: The Board Game: Second Edition (board game review).

Righto, another ‘A Song Of Fire And Ice’ by George RR Martin inspired game published by Fantasy Flight Games, but not to be confused with any of the others. This is a board game, not a card based-game and as such comes with a pre-made board that you lie down on a table and play […]

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Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate Book The Third) by Gail Carriger (book review).

June 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate Book The Third) by Gail Carriger	 (book review).

‘Blameless’ is book three in ‘The Parasol Protectorate’ preceded by ‘Soulless’ and ‘Changeless’ and followed on by ‘Heartless’ and ‘Timeless’. As this is book three of a series, I would advise that the previous books are read before this one as this do follow quite closely on from one another. I would also like to […]

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