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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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Mystery Thriller

Lock Me In – Kate Simants

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September 28, 2019

Complicity

Lock Me In is a compelling and tense psychological thriller, from debut author, Kate Simants. This is an accomplished novel that is chilling in its complicity and provides engrossing twists that keep adding to a puzzling plot. The structure of the book is short chapters which alternate between a first-person…


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Fantasy Reviews

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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Literary Fiction

Olive, Again – Elizabeth Strout

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September 20, 2019

Resolution

Olive, Again is a novel that is boldly observant, honest and searches for apperception. The story of the indomitable Olive Kitteridge follows on two years after her husband Henry’s death. Olive is a little more introspective on how she as a person, her behaviour and relationships have transpired as she…


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Science Fiction

Powdered Souls – Dixon Reuel

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September 18, 2019

Survival

Powdered Souls is the second short story I’ve read from Dixon Reuel that is set in the same world to that of Harmemoric Asylum – one covered in snow. This is a science fiction story where machines have advanced capability and humans revert to the strongest will survive mentality, with…


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A Single Light by Tosca Lee

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September 17, 2019

Tosca Lee and her team behind her, have honored me again. The team sent me an advanced reader copy through NetGalley of “A Single Light,” and I want to take a moment to thank everyone involved for their generosity; it means a lot to receive such a treat.

“A…


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A Life in the Age of Pompeii by Charline Ratcliff

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September 17, 2019

Imagine a moment in your life when you feel that someone did something wonderful for you, and your life changed for the better. Can you do it? It’s not an easy thing to ask someone to search back into their mind to do. If you did figure out such…


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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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Historical Fiction

Enemy of God – Bernard Cornwell

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September 13, 2019

Doctrine

The second book of the Warlord Chronicles, Enemy of God takes this epic Arthurian story up another notch. The political manoeuvrings, personal quests, mix of diverse personalities, and the unpredictable relationships between male and female characters, makes for captivating reading.

The compelling feature of this novel is the extent and depth of…


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Literary Fiction

Older Brother – Mahir Guven

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September 12, 2019

Chilling

In a highly politicised world, Older Brother is a painfully intense tour de force of fractured hearts and minds. An outstanding novel that is chilling in its capacity to foretell violence, and anxious in its observation of how hardships and marginalisation are propagated amongst hard-working and under-appreciated people. What seems, just,…

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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