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Modern Masters Volume One: Alan Davis edited by Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Modern Masters Volume One: Alan Davis edited by Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

Being allowed to pick and choose which of the ‘Modern Masters’ books to review, I did finally decide to start from the beginning, mostly because I’m sure if you’re going to collect a set of books that would be the way you would start as well, even though this series isn’t intended to be read […]

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Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles series book 4) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (book review).

March 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles series book 4) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (book review).

‘Beautiful Redemption is the last book in the four book ‘Caster Chronicles’ series preceded by ‘Beautiful Creatures’, ‘Beautiful Darkness’ and ‘Beautiful Chaos’. I love the fact that this is the last book, not because it will all be finished but because I know that the story won’t be extended further and further. Although a few […]

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Succubus Revealed (book 6) by Richelle Mead (book review).

March 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Succubus Revealed (book 6) by Richelle Mead (book review).

At the present time, Urban Fantasy as a sub-genre of standard fantasy is still on a high. As a result, there is plenty to choose from. The problem is how to decide what is worth reading? This may depend on the direction you approach it from. Vampires have come a long way from the days […]

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The Religion of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

March 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Religion of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Putting ‘religion’ and ‘Science Fiction’ in the title as in ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’ will have many of you wondering what this book is covering. Me, too. Religion comes up a lot in Science Fiction in many different roles and would be the logical choice as for its discussion point. Er, no. Although written […]

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Camelot’s Sword by Sarah Zettel (book review).

March 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Camelot’s Sword by Sarah Zettel (book review).

The story of ‘Camelot’s Sword’ begins simply enough on one spring morning in the tin mining town of Cambryn. It is now four generations after the Roman Invasion of Britain and these are restless times. Steward Kenan travelled to Tintagel to petition King Mark for men, but was denied so he returned empty handed and […]

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Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen (book review)

March 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen (book review)

Bad relationships. I’m sure we’ve all had them and managed to get though to the other side. But in ‘Married With Zombies’, author Jesse Petersen takes it to a new level. Our lead characters, Sarah and David, are on the cusp of a breakdown. They rarely communicate and when they do, it’s to argue. Their […]

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Flip This Zombie by Jesse Petersen (book review)

March 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Flip This Zombie by Jesse Petersen (book review)

Like the difficult second album, the sequel to a successful and popular book can bring trouble to an author. Do you do more of the same and risk being repetitive or expand the world and possibly lose sight of what you first wanted to achieve? Tricky. But thankfully Jesse Petersen hasn’t succumbed to any such […]

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The Ritual by Adam Nevill (book review).

March 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Ritual by Adam Nevill (book review).

Going on holiday with the wrong people can have disastrous results. Long, awkward silences across the dinner table, forced to traipse around places you don’t want to go to or being hunted by a demonic presence and ritually sacrificed. But enough about my Easter weekend plans… ‘The Ritual’ centres around four friends who decide the […]

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Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles series book 3) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (book review).

March 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles series book 3) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (book review).

‘Beautiful Chaos’ is book three in the ‘Caster Chronicles’ preceded by ‘Beautiful Creatures’ and ‘Beautiful Darkness’ and followed by the fourth and last book, ‘Beautiful Redemption’. I would suggest that these books are read in order as they would make little sense if read as standalone novels. I would also suggest that you have copies […]

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How Puzzles Improve Your Brain by Richard Restak with puzzles by Scott Kim (book review).

March 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
How Puzzles Improve Your Brain by Richard Restak with puzzles by Scott Kim (book review).

Mix neurologist Richard Restak and puzzle-maker Scott Kim and you’ve got the makings of explaining how exercising your brain is good for you. ‘How Puzzles Improve Your Brain’, as explained in their introduction, not only gives you various puzzles to explore but also what part of the brain you’re training or, as I discovered, where […]

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