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Abaddon’s Gate (book 3 of The Expanse Series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

January 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Abaddon’s Gate (book 3 of The Expanse Series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

Note for those who have only watched ‘The Expanse’, there are significant sub-plot changes between the TV series and the novel. The alien protomolecule has risen from Venus like ‘some titanic sea creature’ and travelled to the outer planets’ zone to form a Ring a thousand kilometres wide. A flotilla of science and military ships […]

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Modern Masters Volume Twelve: Michael Golden (book review).

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Modern Masters Volume Twelve: Michael Golden (book review).

Back in the day, I first got sight of Michael Golden’s artwork when he appeared at Marvel doing the first 12 issues of ‘The Micronauts’ in 1979. Stylish, expressive and action-packed. Who cared it was based on a toyline, more so as the key characters weren’t toys. From a Marvel perspective, we were used to […]

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Birding Without Borders by Noah Strycker (book review).

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Birding Without Borders by Noah Strycker (book review).

Here’s a book about a hobby taken to an extreme. Casual birdwatching is common enough, and some people take it a bit seriously, planning daytrips or summer holidays to places with particularly interesting variety of birdlife. But Noah Strycker aimed even higher, taking himself around the world with the aim to ‘spot’ at least half […]

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Voyeurs Of Death by Shaun Jeffrey (book review).

January 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Voyeurs Of Death by Shaun Jeffrey (book review).

‘Voyeurs Of Death’ is a single author collection by Shaun Jeffrey from 2007 featuring very short stories, most of which have appeared previously in some other horror magazine or anthologies. This means that some editor paid good money for them and was confident they would please the punters which is the best recommendation you can […]

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Scythe (Arc Of A Scythe book one) by Neil Shusterman (book review).

January 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Scythe (Arc Of A Scythe book one) by Neil Shusterman (book review).

Imagine, if you will, a world where death no longer exists in its natural form. You can no longer just get old or sick or get into an accident or commit suicide to die. In this world, in order to die you must be gleaned by a professional Scythe. These are a necessary evil in […]

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Empire Of Storms (Throne Of Glass book 5) by Sarah J Maas (book review).

January 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Empire Of Storms (Throne Of Glass book 5) by Sarah J Maas (book review).

‘Empire Of Storms’ is book five in the ‘Throne Of Glass’ series by Sarah J Maas. As this is book five, there will be spoilers for the first four books in the synopsis and also the review. You have been warned! Aelin has fought hard to get to this point and she must fight harder […]

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Girl Warriors by Svenja Hohenstein (book review).

January 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Girl Warriors by Svenja Hohenstein (book review).

‘Girl Warriors’ by Svenja Hohenstein actually only focuses on three: Buffy Summers obviously from the 1997-2003 TV series, Katniss Everdeen from ‘The Hunger Games’ (2008-2010) novels and Princess Merida from Disney’s 2012 film ‘Brave’. As you’ll tell from this review, I’m reacting a lot to what she has to say. From the introduction, Hohenstein says […]

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Priestess Of The White (book 1 of The Age Of The Five trilogy) by Trudi Canavan (book review).

January 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Priestess Of The White (book 1 of The Age Of The Five trilogy) by Trudi Canavan (book review).

Auraya has spent ten years growing in her powers and skills to become one of the five rulers of her country, a priestess of the White. These powers are going to be tested as mysterious black-clad sorcerers start popping up terrorising her country. Auraya must try to fight against them to ensure they don’t bring […]

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The Book Of M by Peng Shepherd (book review).

January 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Book Of M by Peng Shepherd (book review).

In the near future, a strange plague has swept the Earth. People are losing their shadows and, with them, their memories. Without memories, humans are turning into something new and uncontrollable, shaping the world around them into a dreamscape of the strange and the terrible. Yet some shadowed humans remain, fighting for survival, fighting to […]

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Shrouded By Darkness: Tales Of Terror edited by Alison L.R. Davies (book review).

January 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Shrouded By Darkness: Tales Of Terror edited by Alison L.R. Davies (book review).

‘Shrouded By Darkness: Tales Of Terror’ is a charity horror anthology released in 2006 which featured a few big names such as Neil Gaiman and Ramsey Campbell, alongside other not so famous but nonetheless talented and award-winning writers. All of them donated the stories freely to raise money for DebRA, a charity working on behalf […]

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