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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… Continue reading Review: The Ember Blade, by Chris Wooding

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Blog Tour: Cold Iron, by Miles Cameron

I'll start by saying this: Cold Iron was a fantastic book. Gripping, immersive and oh-so-magical (in both senses of the word), it was one of those books that I found reading on the tube, on the way home from work, before bed... In short, I loved it. Set in a reimagined Byzantine/ Italian medieval world, where mages… Continue reading Blog Tour: Cold Iron, by Miles Cameron

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My wishlist for the perfect fantasy novel

Who doesn't love a little bit of fantasy? I've lost count of how many fantasy books I've read (alongside others, of course) over the past months, and what I have learned is that there's so much variety it's basically impossible to distinguish the template for what makes a bestseller. However. Some formulae definitely work better… Continue reading My wishlist for the perfect fantasy novel

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The Sunday Review: Fawkes, by Nadine Brandes

Happy Sunday to you all, book lovers! Thanks for joining me: I'm here to talk to you about my newest obsession. Sometimes a book comes along that takes you by surprise. Fawkes was definitely one of them: it's fresh, it's interesting and it's stuffed with characters you love. In short, you should read it. This is probably… Continue reading The Sunday Review: Fawkes, by Nadine Brandes

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Review: Empire of Silence, by Christopher Ruocchio

This is one book that I would not mind reading again immediately- 800 pages and all. I can't even begin to explain how bowled over I was by the feat that is Christopher Ruocchio's Empire of Silence. It's not just the length (though it was, a little bit, and made for some very awkward journeys… Continue reading Review: Empire of Silence, by Christopher Ruocchio