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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: 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: 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 Midnight Mayor (Matthew Swift #2), by Kate Griffin

When you are half comprised of an entity that began existence as the remnants of voices left in the telephone wires and the emotions they carried, it’s difficult to resist answering the phone. When you are also half comprised of … Continue reading

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Review: A Madness of Angels (Matthew Swift #1), by Kate Griffin

Matthew Swift, London sorcerer, died two years ago. Now Matthew Swift walks the streets of London again — but this Matthew has different-coloured eyes, and electric angels in his blood. Something has been eradicating sorcerers in his absence, something with … Continue reading

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Review: The Palace of Glass (The Forbidden Library #3), by Django Wexler

Alice and Ending have been working on a plan to exact vengeance against Geryon for the careless killing of Alice’s father. Under Ending’s tutelage, Alice has been learning to Write, to start to construct her own spells. It’s going to … Continue reading

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Review: Europe at Midnight (Fractured Europe #2), by Dave Hutchinson

Separate from the Community, but overlapping the geography of our world’s Europe in the same fashion, is a pocket universe called the Campus, which, true to its name, is made up of a giant university. Unlike the citizens of the … Continue reading

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Review: The Killing Jar, by Jennifer Bosworth

17-year-old Kenna has been living with a secret for years, the secret of a life she took, the secret of the dark and blissful power with which she took it. She’s grown up keeping everyone at arm’s length for their … Continue reading

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Review: The Complete Lyonesse, by Jack Vance

The Lyonesse trilogy shares a commonality with The Lord of the Rings in that it forms one novel which is commonly divided into three to its detriment. It’s a book that is much greater than the sum of its parts; … Continue reading

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Review: The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison

Maia is the fourth son of the Emperor of the Elflands, and as a half-goblin conceived of a political marriage his father never wanted to make, he is reviled and exiled from the heart of elven society. It comes as … Continue reading

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