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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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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…


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Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor

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March 11, 2019

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 years. Generations know nothing else, where hatred between angels and chimaera consume their lives and any interaction between the races…


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Fantasy Mystery

Last Argument of Kings – Joe Abercrombie

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February 26, 2019

Action

The Last Argument of Kings is a great ending to a superb fantasy trilogy. Don’t think this fantasy as light and ethereal – no, think dark, brutal and bloody. There are battles and battles and battles to be fought, and the most crucial is between Logen Ninefingers and his old…


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Fantasy Mystery

Before They Are Hanged – Joe Abercrombie

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February 26, 2019

Heterogeneous 

This follow-up book in the First Law trilogy has a greater adventure than the first book. The battles and fighting continue relentlessly. The sense of expanse widens even further – to the ends of the world. The characters are further developed and nothing is predictable in their personalities. The…


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Fantasy Young Adult

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – JK Rowling

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February 19, 2019

Destiny

Here I am with The Chamber of Secrets, the second book of the Harry Potter series feeling the tightening grip of adoration, as I get ensnared in the glorious bewitching world created by JK Rowling. Certainly, the first book and now the second, primarily introduce us to the extensive cast…


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Fantasy Science Fiction

Rapier – R.A. Correa

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February 12, 2019

SwashbucklingRapier is a brilliantly blended recipe of old fashioned pirates, sci-fi adventure and tender romance. It is a story of honour and duty, a novel packed with space battles and brutal violence, and a tale of devotion and love. 

Kathy Masters is without money having nearly everything she owned confiscated by…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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