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Tough Travelling: Dragons

On the first day each month, Fantasy Faction take a tour of a particular fantasy trope. Last month was Strongholds, this month it's Dragons! Inspiration for each trope comes from Diana Wynn Jones' The Tough Guide to Fantasyland. Accordingly; The Tough Guide advises that Dragons are ‘very large scaly beings with wings and long spiky tails, capable of… Continue reading Tough Travelling: Dragons

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State of My ARC: Sept Issue

To further my adventures in book blogging, I'm attempting a "blog link up". Let's take a deep breathe, I'm sure we can work this out together... So, Evelina over at Avalinah's Books has started a series of posts called State of the ARC. The idea behind the post (and future posts) is to keep track… Continue reading State of My ARC: Sept Issue

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The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

A review from my Goodreads page. Five Stars The Lies of Locke Lamora is about an orphan (Locke Lamora) and his escalating escapades as a gentleman thief (bastard). It's a story about winning and losing, blood ties and loyalty and vengeance. And ultimately, simply; what's right and wrong. Fair warning - it is dark, and… Continue reading The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

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Hannah Green And Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith

I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Four stars out of five. Hannah Green is an eleven year old whose mundane life suddenly becomes irrevocably unmundane, when she learns her grandfather is somewhat older than they all suspected and, despite being long past the age of retirement, has a very… Continue reading Hannah Green And Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith

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Book Review: A Divided River by Christian Ellingsen

I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway. A Divided River contains a short story (The Mudlarks Tale) and a novella (The Winter Fayre) set in the city of Vasini; the two are companions to Ellingsen's series The Vasini Chronicles but do not contain the main characters from the series. The Mudlarks Tale is the story… Continue reading Book Review: A Divided River by Christian Ellingsen

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Tough Travelling: Strongholds

The lovely (and apparently sweary) Laura M Hughes from Fantasy Faction has captured my imagination with this month's Tough Travelling theme, Strongholds. Now, I have always had a love for strongholds (castles); as nurtured by my father and grandfather. Living in a country with over six hundred of them, that's more per square mile than any other… Continue reading Tough Travelling: Strongholds