Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence #1), by Max Gladstone

The city of Alt Coulumb runs off of the power of its resident deity, Kos the Everburning. Kos has sheltered his people through the God Wars, even when his lover left to fight, to die, and to leave the city … Continue reading

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Review: Furiously Happy, by Jenny Lawson

I think my family are probably glad that I’m done reading Jenny Lawson’s books. They might be able to get more reading of their own done when I’m not interrupting them every five minutes to read out the latest side-splitting … Continue reading

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Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson

I’ve never read Jenny Lawson’s blog, and didn’t actually put two and two together and realise that she was ‘The Bloggess’ I’d heard mention of until a couple of months back, but her books have been on my TBR for … Continue reading

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Review: Towers Fall (Towers Trilogy #3), by Karina Sumner-Smith

The Lower City is alive, and its people are reeling in the wake of Rown’s devastating attack. Its heart is a dark mirror of the living Towers above, and into it the Spire has poured its dark magic — and … Continue reading

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Review: Defiant (Towers Trilogy #2), by Karina Sumner-Smith

Still recovering from the knee injury she suffered at the end of Radiant, Xhea has spent the last couple of months cooped up in Edren, frustrating those around her — especially Shai — with her lack of motivation in doing … Continue reading

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Review: Radiant (Towers Trilogy #1), by Karina Sumner-Smith

In the crumbling ruins of a destroyed or decayed high-tech city, plagued after dusk by the once-human night walkers, Xhea lives among the dregs of society in the Lower City, the dwelling of those without enough magic in their bones … Continue reading

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Review: The Weight of the World (Amaranthine Spectrum #2), by Tom Toner

As Sotiris ascends to the Firmamental throne, he places himself fully under the thumb of Aaron the Long-Life, but one of his last free acts is to send Lycaste off into the guardianship of his old friend Hugo Maneker, with … Continue reading

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Review: The Promise of the Child (Amaranthine Spectrum #1), by Tom Toner

It’s more than 12,000 years in the future, and humanity’s children among the stars are a collective of engineered species divided into the Amaranthine Firmament, ruled by the exceptionally long-lived but fading Amaranthine, and the Prism Investiture of lesser, shorter-lived … Continue reading

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Review: The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle

My first entry of the year in the ‘I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet’ column. I’m usually fairly adamant about reading source material before seeing adaptations of it, but with Sherlock Holmes, the many adaptations are so ubiquitous … Continue reading

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Review: The Glass God (Magicals Anonymous #2), by Kate Griffin

Shaman and community support officer to the supernaturally inclined Sharon Li has her hands full enough running London’s first magical support group, Magicals Anonymous, when the Midnight Mayor unhelpfully disappears and leaves her in charge of figuring out why. The … Continue reading

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