Review: The Ember Blade, by Chris Wooding

What can I say about this book? It's like Lord of the Rings, given a dark twist and with the dial turned up to maximum. It's great! The story itself reminded me surprisingly of Dark Age stories, and of the Romans vs. Celts. Set in the land of Ossia, which was taken over by the …

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Review: The Oddling Prince, by Nancy Springer

I'm all for a bit of JRR Tolkien in my literary reading list, so when I came across The Oddling Prince I thought it'd fit the bill perfectly. It's by Nancy Springer, a famed fantasy author, it has an epic quest and it has a battle between good and evil, framed by the relationship between …

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Blog Tour: A Time of Dread, by John Gwynne

In 2012, John Gwynne's debut novel Malice took the publishing world by storm. Epic, exciting and detailed, it garnered thousands of positive reviews and cemented Gwynne's position as an original new voice in fantasy. Now, four books later, he's back with his next book, A Time of Dread. Set in the same universe as his …

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