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Dreamweaver (Dreamweaver Chronicles book 3) by C.S. Friedman (book review)

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dreamweaver (Dreamweaver Chronicles book 3) by C.S. Friedman  (book review)

There seems to be a current fashion for respected authors to change their habits and start writing books for younger readers. Where the novel in question has an element of ‘rite of passage’ with the lead characters discovering either or both independence and sexuality, there is a relevance since this is what the just out […]

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The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland (book review)

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland   (book review)

‘The Plague Charmer’, although ostensibly a history mystery,’ actually slips quite nicely into the fantasy genre. A novel set in mediaeval times cannot fail to acknowledge that Christianity and saintly worship sits alongside magpie and mystery as part of everyday life. at a time when life could often be brutish and short and a peasant […]

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Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children book 1) by Seanan McGuire (book review)

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children book 1) by Seanan McGuire   (book review)

This is book one of a possible six book series consisting of novellas. Currently this is the only one available, the next one being ‘Down Among The Sticks And Bones’ which will be available in June 2017. We’ve all read about the children who step from our world into something other. They vanish through magical […]

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, you slag (final trailer).

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, you slag (final trailer).

Blimey, diamond geezer Guy Ritchie has created an epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam as ‘is ‘ighness, the film is a cockney take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2017, Volume 132 # 729 (mag review)

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2017, Volume 132 # 729  (mag review)

The first issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, for 2017 contains a wide range of stories, including a novella, four novelettes and five short stories, as well as a poem and all the usual non-fiction pieces. Instead of reviewing the stories from longest to shortest, this time I’ll cover them in the […]

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Game of Thrones goes musical for Season 7? (trailer)

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones goes musical for Season 7? (trailer)

Here’s the first season seven trailer for Game of Thrones. It goes all MTV music video on us as Jon Snow wanders moodily through Winterfell, while Cersei Lannister tries on the Iron Throne for size. There’s even some Daenerys Targaryen action inside Castle Dragonstone. But what has the Night King got to do with it […]

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Shadow Gate (Book Two of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shadow Gate (Book Two of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

‘Shadow Gate’ is the second book in the ‘Crossroads’ trilogy set in the Hundred. It follows many of the point of view characters as the first book ‘Spirit Gate’ and adds to them. After the battle of Olossi had been won at the end of the first book, the people of the Hundred still need […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 1 #104 (mag review).

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 1  #104 (mag review).

‘On Spec’, the Canadian magazine of the fantastic is one of those small enterprises struggling to keep the flame of short fiction alive. It’s mostly short stories like these. ‘Skywalkers’ by Marcelle Dubé is set in a Victorian Age Montreal. where the original settlers from England bought Fey folk over with them. Now Fey are […]

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Early Man (trailer).

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Early Man (trailer).

Shot in Aardman’s distinctive style, Early Man is the new prehistoric animated comedy movie from Nick Park. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord […]

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Luck In The Shadows (The Night Runner series book 1) by Lynn Flewelling (book review).

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Luck In The Shadows (The Night Runner series book 1) by Lynn Flewelling (book review).

‘Luck In The Shadows’ is book one in the seven book series called ‘The Night Runner’ series by Lynn Flewelling. It is set in the same world but a different time period to her other series, ‘The Tamir Triad’. I’ve read both these series before and there are some crossover characters and historical details which […]

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