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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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Review: Stray Souls (Magicals Anonymous #1), by Kate Griffin

Stray Souls is the first in the Magicals Anonymous series, which follows on from the Matthew Swift series. It contains spoilers for the Matthew Swift books, and so will this review. If you’ve yet to read any of Kate Griffin’s … Continue reading

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Review: The Minority Council (Matthew Swift #4), by Kate Griffin

Matthew Swift, Midnight Mayor, has a tendency to begin his adventures by being dropped in the shit without a paddle; for once, the shit is something he kind of brings into his life of his own accord. After a one-night … Continue reading

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Review: The Neon Court (Matthew Swift #3), by Kate Griffin

Someone has summoned the Midnight Mayor. Matthew Swift, reluctant holder of the title, finds himself coming to in a burning building, called upon to rescue the sometime-ally with a habit of occasionally calling for his head. But when they escape, … Continue reading

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