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The Cruel Prince (The Folk Of The Air Trilogy book 1) by Holly Black (book review).

October 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Cruel Prince (The Folk Of The Air Trilogy book 1) by Holly Black (book review).

‘The Cruel Prince’ is book one in the ‘The Folk Of The Air Trilogy’ by Holly Black. This is a YA series based around faeries. Jude and her two sisters, Taryn and Vivienne, have been living in the High Court of Faerie ever since they were stolen away after the deaths of their parents. The […]

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The Supernova Era by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

October 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Supernova Era by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

Cixin Liu returns with another enthralling novel in ‘The Supernova Era’. Well, he only returns in English as the original Chinese version was published before his well-known ‘Three Body Trilogy’ made his big break into the English market. This novel has the same studiously well-thought-out plot and situation, the same attention to detail and a […]

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DC: Women Of Action by Shea Fontana (book review).

October 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
DC: Women Of Action by Shea Fontana (book review).

For a comicbook-orientated book, Shea Fontana’s book ‘Women Of Action’ is not only about DC Comics’ female characters but also on women who have drawn or written about them. There’s nary a mention of the fact that most of them were created originally by men. However, the changes in sexual persuasion of some of them […]

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Enchantée by Gita Trelease (book review).

October 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Enchantée by Gita Trelease (book review).

‘Enchantée’ is book one in the ‘Enchantée’ series but I feel like you could read this as a standalone. Here we are in Paris 1789 but, wait, there’s magic! See that’s why there’s a review for this book on a fantasy reviewing website. Anyway, Camille Durbonne and her little sister, Sarah, are very nearly destitute […]

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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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Doctor Who: The Target Storybook (book review).

October 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Target Storybook (book review).

Just the thing, another book to remind us we have no ‘Doctor Who’ on our screens. It’s bleak out there and with the new Doctor barely established, it feels like a massive misstep to leave it so long. After all, fans have other options. But, hey, a book that covers all thirteen incarnations plus the […]

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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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Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation by Anthony Burton (book review).

October 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation by Anthony Burton (book review).

In steampunk stories, it’s inevitable that airships are used even if they started much earlier than the Victorian era. So a look at Anthony Burton’s book, ‘Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation’, fills in the actual history on the subject. Although the Montgolfier brothers achieved the first manned balloon flight, it […]

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