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Review: A Natural History of Dragons (Memoirs by Lady Trent #1), by Marie Brennan

Isabella is born the only girl out of six children to a gentleman’s family in the unfortunately dragon-free country of Scirland. It’s unfortunate for Isabella, at least, who develops an obsession with the creatures from a young age, poring over … Continue reading

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Review: The Epic of Gilgamesh, by Anonymous

This was my first stop in a course on the history of world literature. It’s a lot more entertaining than my second stop, which is the Bible. So far all of the ancient world epics I’ve read have been concerned … Continue reading

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Review: The Magician’s Land (The Magicians #3), by Lev Grossman

The first time I read this book, I felt a little bit disappointed with it. I think it’s because it’s something of a disjointed experience; at times, not a lot happens, and at times the things that happen don’t really … Continue reading

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Review: The Fall of the Readers (The Forbidden Library #4), by Django Wexler

With Geryon trapped in the Infinite Prison, Alice has marshalled the other apprentices and the library creatures at his estate to fight back against the old Readers. Even with the aid of Ending to push back the Readers’ creatures who … Continue reading

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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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