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A Little Hatred – Joe Abercrombie

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September 16, 2019

Animosity

Joe Abercrombie has written an outstanding, earth-shattering book. A Little Hatred, is the first book of his new trilogy The Age of Madness, which is based in the world he created for The First Law trilogy. The lands of The Union and its neighbouring empires reverberate with the echoes of battles, courageous exploits and heroic…


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Fantasy Science Fiction Short Stories

Harmemoric Asylum – Dixon Reuel

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September 10, 2019

Resonance

Dixon Reuel has written a thought-provoking short story that manages to create a cold dystopian world and a tale with a deeper meaning. I imagined the images from ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ and ‘2012’ and wondered how implausible another ice age is. It is perversely entertaining to consider how…


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Childrens Fantasy Literary Fiction Young Adult

Jake the Lucid Dreamer – David Naiman

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September 9, 2019

I was contacted by David Naiman to read his book “Jake the Lucid Dreamer,” and I picked it up on Kindle Unlimited. This book is not a very long novel, but I found for the size, it packs a serious emotional punch.

I know when I was a young…


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Fantasy Mystery Thriller

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane – Katherine Howe

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September 2, 2019

Witchcraft

I loved the concept of a spellbook being uncovered in modern times with flashbacks to the Salem Witch trials of 1692. There is intrigue. Add a little bit of a thriller that other more sinister people want the book and you’ve got a cracker of a plot and an…


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Fantasy Literary Fiction

Catch the Moon, Mary – Wendy Waters

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July 1, 2019

Mellifluous

“The curse of being an artist is never knowing if you’re good enough. It’s torture trying to bridge the gap between imagination and expression.”

Catch the Moon, Mary is one of the most beautiful books I’ve read. It lifts you to another level of wonderment, with mesmerising lyrical prose, infused with…


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Fantasy

Smoke in the Glass – Chris Humphreys

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May 21, 2019

Provocation

Smoke in the Glass is a fantasy tale full of adventure, conflict and deceit. A novel where legends inspire people and gifts are not always distributed fairly or received by the most virtuous. The Immortal’s Blood Series is based in a world split into four lands: Corinthium, Ometepe, Midgarth and Land of…


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Fantasy Science Fiction

Demons of Time: Race to the 7th Sunset – Varun Sayal

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April 27, 2019

Temporal

Demons of Time is a unique fantasy sci-fi adventure that involves time-travel and a mission to stop human extinction.

In 3077 BC, two Time-Demons, Kumbh and Vetri are chasing an escaped mother, Dhara and her son, Tejaswi (Tej), into the Dandak Forest in India. As they capture the two runaways, an…


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Fantasy Mystery

The End of Mr Y – Scarlett Thomas

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April 25, 2019

Transference

Several years ago I was passing a charity shop and through the window, I spotted a number of books for sale, so I ventured inside. This book really stood out so I bought it. I was absolutely intrigued when I realised that the main protagonist (Ariel Manto) bought her…


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Fantasy

Dreams of Gods and Monsters – Laini Taylor

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March 11, 2019

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 trilogy normally brings about an epic battle or showdown that’s been smouldering and building to a climactic ending. In this…


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Fantasy

Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor

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March 11, 2019

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 year war, where there is no longer any appreciation why this war started, other than domination of one race over…

Peter Donnelly
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