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#FF Fantasy Reviewers #WyrdAndWonder Week 1

Every Friday throughout this Wyrd and Wonder month, I'll be doing a "Follow Friday" blog post featuring five fantasy book reviews from bloggers I follow and one from a collaborative site. What better way to celebrate fantasy than to shout out fantasy book reviewers!   Justine @ I Should Read That  The Belles by Dhonielle… Continue reading #FF Fantasy Reviewers #WyrdAndWonder Week 1

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Book Review: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

I am currently in the throes of book-hangover; it hasn't been twenty-four hours yet* and I miss the characters desperately. I am holding off picking up Grey Sister until I write this review. It's agony. Let's get on with it. Nona has a past which is apt to wriggle away under scrutiny. She ends up at… Continue reading Book Review: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

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Tough Travelling: Mothers

Welcome to this month's Tough Travelling with The Fantasy Hive and Diana Wynne Jones' The Tough Guide to Fantasyland. Each month, we look at a different fantasy trope and explore our favourite examples in fantasy literature. This month, to celebrate (belatedly) Mother's Day (stop panicking, the UK version) we're looking at Mothers. Missing Mothers is itself a… Continue reading Tough Travelling: Mothers

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Book Review: The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams

The Bitter Twins, released tomorrow but gratefully received from Netgalley, is the second book in Jen Williams' Winnowing Flame Trilogy, following on from The Ninth Rain (find my review here). The Jure'lia have returned, but Ebora is not as it once was, and though The Ninth Rain has fallen, the war beasts have hatched too early… Continue reading Book Review: The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams

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Book Review: The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark

The old songs, the laments for dead heroes. We drink and fight and kill and die. I like to try and give a brief, spoiler free synopsis at the start of my reviews; to give you potential readers an idea if this is the kind of story you'd like. But I don't think I'm capable… Continue reading Book Review: The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark

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Book Review: The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams

In The Ninth Rain, first in The Winnowing Flame Trilogy, Jen Williams brings a fresh and unique story to the fantasy genre; a book that strides across epic fantasy and probes the boundaries into sci-fi. The Eboran Empire was Sarn's first line of defense against their ancient foe, the Jure'lia. Over centuries, they would send… Continue reading Book Review: The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams

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Book Review: The Silver Tide by Jen Williams

Grazing your arm from palm to elbow, you slide around the corner and take shelter behind the wall. You shake the shower of dust and detritus from your hair and dodge the half a brick that topples from the crumbling top of your refuge. All around you is utter chaos; the city is transformed by… Continue reading Book Review: The Silver Tide by Jen Williams

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Tough Travelling: Shapeshifters

Welcome to this month's Tough Travelling! Every month, we travel through fantasy with The Fantasy Hive, looking at a different fantasy trope as outlined by Diana Wynne Jones in her Tough Guide to Fantasyland. This month, it's shapeshifters... “Shapeshifting is frequent among both WERES and MAGIC USERS. The usual form taken is that of a wolf,… Continue reading Tough Travelling: Shapeshifters

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Book Review: The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams

You've been trudging through the slush and cold for days. You're shaking with exhaustion, your extremities tingling in a sensation akin to burning. Stumbling into base-camp, you're grateful you made it before nightfall. The flames of the camp fire are a welcome sight after endless days of blinding snow, of mountains looming over you, of… Continue reading Book Review: The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams