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Crime War

Colombiano – Rusty Young

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March 15, 2019
Colombiano Book Cover Colombiano
Rusty Young
Havelock & Baker
1 March 2019
Kindle
689

In Colombia you have to pick a side. Or one will be picked for you . . .

All Pedro Gutiérrez cares about is fishing, playing pool and his girlfriend Camila’s promise to sleep with him on his sixteenth birthday. But his life is ripped apart when Guerrilla soldiers callously execute his father in front of him, and he and his mother are banished from their farm.

Swearing vengeance against the five men responsible, Pedro, with his best friend Palillo, joins an illegal Paramilitary group, where he is trained to fight, kill and crush any sign of weakness.

But as he descends into a world of unspeakable violence, Pedro must decide how far he is willing to go. Can he stop himself before he becomes just as ruthless as those he is hunting? Or will his dark obsession cost him all he loves?

Colombiano is an epic tale of rural villages held to ransom, of jungle drug labs, cocaine supermarkets, witch doctors and buried millions, of innocent teenage love, barbaric torture and meticulously planned revenge.

Superbly told and by turns gripping, poignant and darkly comic, Colombiano is the remarkable story of a boy whose moral descent becomes a metaphor for the corruption of an entire nation. Both blockbuster thriller and electrifying coming-of-age story, Rusty Young’s powerful novel is also a meditation on the redeeming power of love.

Animosity

I expected a documentary style book outlining the research and feedback Rusty Young had gathered from all the interviews and investigations he had in the region and with the…

Humour

Brut Force – Peter Stafford-Bow

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March 14, 2019
Brut Force Book Cover Brut Force
Peter Stafford-Bow
Humour
Acorn Independent Press
November 2, 2018
Paperback
278

Brut Force is the second Felix Hart novel and the sequel to Corkscrew.

Intemperance

Felix Hart returns with his swagger and his tongue-in-cheek humour in Brut Force as he takes us on another adventure steeped in wine know-how. He is now lead wine buyer for…

Fantasy

Dreams of Gods and Monsters – Laini Taylor

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March 11, 2019
Dreams of Gods and Monsters Book Cover Dreams of Gods and Monsters
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Laini Taylor
Fantasy
26 March 2016
Paperback
624

The final book in the gripping Sunday Times bestselling series.

By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.

Common enemy, common cause.

When Jael's brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.

And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.

But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz ... something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.

What power can bruise the sky

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy. At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of ? And does anything else matter

Universe 

This is the third book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy and brings an absolutely epic story to a great conclusion. While the final book in a…

Fantasy

Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor

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March 11, 2019
Days of Blood and Starlight Book Cover Days of Blood and Starlight
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Laini Taylor
Fantasy
Hodder Paperbacks
Paperback
528

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living - one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers' arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.

Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon's secret temple and dreamed of a world that was like a jewel-box without a jewel - a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness.

This was not that world.

Desperation 

The story of angels and chimaera continues in this second book of the trilogy. In a parallel realm to Earth, where angels and chimaera have been fighting a 1000…

Fantasy

Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor

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March 11, 2019
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Book Cover Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Laini Taylor
Fiction
Hodder Paperbacks
June 26, 2012
Kindle
418

Errand requiring immediate attention. Come. The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. 'He never says please', she sighed, but she gathered up her things. When Brimstone called, she always came. In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole. Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought.

Otherworldly

Alongside our world, Laini Taylor has created a world (Elsewhere) where seraph (angels) and chimaera (hybrids of animal and human form) have fought a war for the last 1000…