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The Best Of British Fantasy 2013 edited by Steve Haynes (book review).

January 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Best Of British Fantasy 2013 edited by Steve Haynes (book review).

The first question that comes to mind on seeing a title such as this, ‘The Best Of British Fantasy 2013, is what constitutes British Fantasy? Although there is an introduction to this volume, it talks more about the history of the genre rather than how the editor decided what criteria a story or author needs […]

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Game of Thrones season four trailer.

January 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones season four trailer.

If you want justice, you’ve come to the wrong TV series. If you want the fab new trailer for the fourth season of Game of Thrones, you’ve come to the right place.

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Dark Possession (Fairwick Chronicles 3) by Carol Goodman (book review).

January 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dark Possession (Fairwick Chronicles 3) by Carol Goodman (book review).

First things first, this book has been published under two different titles and under two different author names on both sides of the pond, so be careful when purchasing because they are the same book! You either need to look for ‘The Angel Stone’ by Juliet Dark in the USA or ‘Dark Possession’ by Carol […]

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The Desert Spear (The Demon Trilogy book 3) by Peter V. Brett (book review).

January 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Desert Spear (The Demon Trilogy book 3) by Peter V. Brett (book review).

Jardir has declared himself Shar’Dama Ka, the Deliverer returned. He is determined to lead his people to great victory over the demons and all the cowardly northern peoples will kneel before him. Yet, not everyone is convinced he is the real Deliverer as another man fights the demons and seeks to free the northern lands. […]

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Witches Incorporated (Rogue Agent book 2) by K.E. Mills (book review).

December 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Witches Incorporated (Rogue Agent book 2) by K.E. Mills (book review).

‘Witches Incorporated’ is the second book in K. E. Mills’ ‘Rogue Agent’ series, featuring the well-meaning but terrifyingly powerful wizard Gerald. It is very much in the same vein as the first book so if you enjoyed that one, then I’m pretty sure you’ll also enjoy this instalment. I’d probably categorise it as a light […]

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Cold Fire (Spirit Walker book 2) by Kate Elliott (book review).

December 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cold Fire (Spirit Walker book 2) by Kate Elliott (book review).

‘Cold Fire’ by Kate Elliott invites us to the same parallel earth as ‘Cold Magic’, therefore I won’t bother to describe the world again. So please, if you didn’t read my review of book 1, please help yourself and go for it right now. I will wait for you. http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/cold-magic-spirit-walker-book-1-by-kate-elliottbook-review/ Back already? Good. ‘Cold Fire’ […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan- Feb Volume 126 # 711 (magazine review).

December 29, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan- Feb Volume 126 # 711 (magazine review).

A new year and a new issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ with which to celebrate it. Hurrah! The first thing I scanned was ‘The Via Panisperna Boys In “Operation Harmony”’, co-authored by Claudio Chillemi and Paul Di Filippo, two fellows clearly not frightened by quotation marks. Unless Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in […]

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47 Ronin (film review by Frank Ochieng).

December 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
47 Ronin (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Okay folks…here is the riddle of the moment: what do you get when an expressionless Keanu Reeves moping around in a tedious and stiff-minded Hollywood-made Japanese actioner period piece featuring avenging samurai warriors out for retaliatory blood? The answer: nothing much. Sure, the riddle may not be as clever or intriguing as expected but it […]

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Mirror Kingdoms: The Best Of Peter S. Beagle (book review).

December 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mirror Kingdoms: The Best Of Peter S. Beagle (book review).

I requested this book because I’ve come across the stories of Peter S. Beagle now and again in my magazine and anthology reviews and always liked them. A bit of research reveals that he is much lauded and awarded in the genre and rightly so, but I didn’t know that. Pleasing to find your own […]

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Allegiance (A River Of Souls Novel book 3) by Beth Bernobich (book review).

December 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Allegiance (A River Of Souls Novel book 3) by Beth Bernobich (book review).

As this is the final volume in the ‘River Of Souls’ trilogy, spoilers for the first two books are unavoidable. With that warning: King Leos is dead (permanently, one hopes) and the jewels have been reunited. Valara Baussay is bound for Morennioù, Raul Kosenmark is off to serve the king and Ilse Zhalina is caught […]

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