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Dark Shadows: Heiress Of Colinwood by Lara Parker (book review).

October 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dark Shadows: Heiress Of Colinwood by Lara Parker (book review).

Victoria Winters returns to Collinsport but the family are missing and there’s a gruesome surprise in the kitchen. Welcome back to ‘Dark Shadows’, a delightfully over the top melodrama which kept viewers absorbed in the late 1960s, while it threw the kitchen sink at the script. Since its original death, it has refused to lie […]

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The Mage-Fire War (The Saga Of Recluce book 22) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

October 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Mage-Fire War (The Saga Of Recluce book 22) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

‘The Mage-Fire War’ is the 22nd book of ‘The Saga Of Recluce’. but don’t let that put you off as they can mostly be read independently. This is the third book featuring Beltur, a nice, ruthless young man who’s an order mage of great power. The previous Beltur books were ‘The Mongrel Mage’ and ‘Outcasts […]

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Otherworld Secrets (Tales Of The Otherworld Series book 4) by Kelley Armstrong (book review).

October 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Otherworld Secrets (Tales Of The Otherworld Series book 4) by Kelley Armstrong (book review).

The anthology ‘Otherworld Secrets’ is a collection of six stories about the characters in Kelley Armstrong’s ‘Otherworld’ novels. In other words, essential reading if you’ve bought into the fantasy universe that is made up of vampires, werewolves and other fantastic beasts. Each story is self-contained but does refer to other events in the characters’ lives, […]

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Brightfall by Jaime Lee Moyer (book review).

October 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Brightfall by Jaime Lee Moyer (book review).

‘Brightfall’ is a story of witches, fae folk and evil. It’s also about Maid Marian and Robin of Sherwood, long after the outlaw years. Times have changed. Robin has taken himself to a monastery. Marian looks after their boy and girl twins. She found happiness with Will Scarlett but bad things are coming and Will […]

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (film review by Mark Kermode).

October 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (film review by Mark Kermode).

Ace film reviewer Mark Kermode tells us what he thinks about the fantasy flick Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. In the new movie, and her goddaughter Aurora find their bond tested under the influence of impending nuptials, new allies and dark forces.

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Requiem, Changing Times by R.J. Parker (book review).

October 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Requiem, Changing Times by R.J. Parker (book review).

The Requiem has been stolen, an artefact that would allow the forces of evil, known as the Fury, to spread across everything and rule with a dark iron fist. The Fury has the scent of those who took it and they have a name…Clint Holden. O’Neil, a dwarf with a pet squirrel, and a human […]

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Magic Triumphs (A Kate Daniels novel book 10) by Ilona Andrews (book review).

October 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Magic Triumphs (A Kate Daniels novel book 10) by Ilona Andrews (book review).

In a more and more competitive market, writers have to do more to make themselves noticed, not only by the potential publishers but by the readers as well. Thus, the first novel in a series needs to put the protagonists into great peril, ramping up the tension and perhaps allowing them to survive by the […]

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Dolittle (film trailer: from Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes to animal whisperer).

October 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dolittle (film trailer: from Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes to animal whisperer).

Here’s the trailer for the new Dolittle movie coming out the end of January 2020, with Robert Downey Jr. playing the animal-talking Doctor made famous in the original movie and of course, Hugh Lofting’s early YA novels. Here’s the official plot and blurb: After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle […]

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Abominable (animated fantasy movie review: by Mark Kermode).

October 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Abominable (animated fantasy movie review: by Mark Kermode).

Mark Kermode, man of many movies, tells us what-is-what about the DreamWorks animated fantasy movie, Abominable, where young Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a baby Yeti – “Everest” – on the roof of her building in Shanghai, then embarks on a quest to reunite the critter with its family at the highest point on Earth.

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Jungle Cruise (fantasy movie trailer: Indiana Jones meets The African Queen).

October 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jungle Cruise (fantasy movie trailer: Indiana Jones meets The African Queen).

Here’s the film trailer for the 1930s-set fantasy movie Jungle Cruise – think Indiana Jones meets The African Queen. It has Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, and Jack Whitehall in it, and will hit the cinema on July 24th 2020 from Walt Disney Pictures.

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