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The Dynasty of the Phoenix (A Tale of Shadow and Shroud #1) – B.A. Ellison

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November 16, 2019

AwakeningThe Dynasty of the Phoenix is a highly imaginative fantasy story that brings together thousands of years conflict, fantasy creatures and mystical superpowers, into a world that has long forgotten magic and remembers only the legends and myths.

Gal’gatha is an old curator of a museum, and also what lies hidden…


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Fantasy Literary Fiction Young Adult

Feathers and Fae by Crystal L. Kirkham

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November 4, 2019

Hello, my friends, and I welcome you to the spectacular month of November. To start our journey into the holiday season, I bring you the much-anticipated release from Crystal L. Kirkham. For those of you who have read my reviews for over a year, I have reviewed three of…


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Fantasy Humour Literary Fiction Reviews

“There and NEVER EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord’s Diary” by Jeff Mach

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October 31, 2019

Welcome to the week of All Hallows Eve, and for this spooktacular book time of year, I offer you a review on something a little different. Today I am reviewing “There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord’s Diary:” (A Memoir and Manifest for Villains and Monsters) By…


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Fantasy Young Adult

Billy Tree-Folks – Lawrence M. Nysschens

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October 22, 2019

Intolerance

Billy is a ten-year-old Tree-Folk being from another world and they have a similar physical structure to humans but glow with an almost ethereal appearance. This frightens humans, so to avoid attention they use a human shell to disguise their appearance and blend unnoticed. There are those humans that…


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Fantasy Reviews Science Fiction

Three Days Till Dawn by R.F Hurteau

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September 30, 2019

I’m giving you a review today of R.F Hurteau’s “Three Days Till Dawn” which is the first in her Antiquity’s Gate series. R.F asked me to read her book, and I picked this up on NetGalley before she’d published.

Let me start with the first impression, and I’m going…


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The Emperor’s Trap by R.A Denny

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September 23, 2019

Well, my friends, I am back with another review of the charismatic author R.A Denny. She asked me to review the second in her series of “Tales of Tzoladia” with “The Emperor’s Trap.” R.A asked me to review this for her as well, and I picked it up on…


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Fantasy

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…

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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