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Darkwitch Rising (The Troy Game book 3) by Sara Douglass (book review).

October 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Darkwitch Rising (The Troy Game book 3) by Sara Douglass (book review).

‘Darkwitch Rising’ is the third title in Sara Douglass’ ‘The Troy Game’ series and is an historical fantasy series of love and revenge across time set in Britain and especially London. I have, unfortunately, previously just read ‘Druid’s Sword’, the next and final book in this series which ties up all the loose ends and […]

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The Loathly Lady by John Lawson (book review).

October 15, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
The Loathly Lady by John Lawson (book review).

Nothing like the call of duty to ruin a good party. Or the cold slap of reality. The carousing of squire Brandywine is cut short by rumours of war. The rumours are just that, though, stories covering a darker threat and poor young Brandywine falls out of his cups and into a quest that will […]

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug… draw your swords for the new trailer.

October 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug… draw your swords for the new trailer.

It’s time for some little furry-footed dragon-whooping action with the three new posters and one big new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. Dwarves and hobbits and elves, oh my.

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Atlantis: Episode One: BBC One, Saturday 28th September 2013 (review) by KT Davies.

September 30, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Atlantis: Episode One: BBC One, Saturday 28th September 2013 (review) by KT Davies.

You’ve heard the phrase too much of a good thing? Well, that just about sums up ‘Atlantis’, the new programme for the family entertainment slot on Saturday night on Beeb One. Basically, it looks like Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy, the co-creators of ‘Merlin’ along with Howard Overman, creator of ‘Misfits’ have cottoned onto the […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 25 no. 1 #92 (magzine review).

September 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 25 no. 1  #92 (magzine review).

‘On Spec’ has editorials, interviews and best of all, fiction. The two opening stories, ‘Bells Of Aberdovey’ by Kate Reidel and ‘Fur Is Dead’ by Lynn Stansbury are both the type that read like an ordinary tale of everyday life until you get to the end when there’s a fantastic conclusion which was hinted at […]

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The Painted Man (The Demon Cycle book 1) by Peter V. Brett (book review).

September 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Painted Man (The Demon Cycle book 1) by Peter V. Brett (book review).

The demons come at night, rising out of the core to feed upon anyone foolish enough to stray from behind their wards after dark. Arlen is a farm boy who learns that fear is humanity’s greatest weakness against the demons and swears to learn how to fight back. Leesha discovers that facing the demons is […]

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Lessek’s Key (The Eldarn Sequence book 2) by Robert Scott and Jay Gordon (book review).

September 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lessek’s Key (The Eldarn Sequence book 2) by Robert Scott and Jay Gordon (book review).

Steven Taylor has returned to the USA to retrieve Lessek’s key from his house but he isn’t the only one who has travelled through the portal between worlds. Nerak is hot on his heels and now it is not only his Eldarn friends who must fear the power of the evil sorcerer. Back in Eldarn, […]

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The Silver Sword (The Lightstone book 2) by David Zindell (book review).

September 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Silver Sword (The Lightstone book 2) by David Zindell (book review).

‘The Silver Sword’ begins with a short recap of events from book one, ‘The Lightstone’, for those who have either forgotten or not read the story so far. Valashu (Val) Elahad and his six travelling companions, Lijana, Atara, Master Juwain, Aplhanderry, Kane and Prince Maram continue their search for the fabled Lightstone, with which to […]

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Druid’s Sword (The Troy Game book 4) by Sara Douglass (book review).

September 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Druid’s Sword (The Troy Game book 4) by Sara Douglass (book review).

This is the fourth book in Sara Douglas’s ‘The Troy Game’ and whilst some books in a series can be read as a stand-alone, as is usually the case, this book needs to be read in sequence after the earlier ones. This is particularly relevant in the case of this series of books because the […]

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Drakenfield (book 1) by Mark Charan Newton (book review).

September 26, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Drakenfield (book 1) by Mark Charan Newton (book review).

Drakenfield is called home by the death of his father, who was a wealthy and powerful Officer of the Sun Chamber, a force of law-keepers, whose powers keep the many nations of Vispassia together in alliance and peace. For many years, Drakenfield junior has become a rising star, working in the same organisation. Soon after […]

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