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Feb 11
Guest Post: The Bloody Quarrel by Duncan Lay

Guest Post: The Bloody Quarrel by Duncan Lay

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Hi guys! To celebrate the release of The Bloody Quarrel, the second in Duncan Lay's The Arbalester Trilogy, I have the author stopping by to speak about the magic of Star Wars and the importance of interesting and deep characters. But first, a little about the book: Star Wars and Fantasy The new Star Wars movie does not seem to have much to do with fantasy at first glance, although it is a science fiction fantasy, but it does have some hugely valuable lessons for fantasy authors and indeed for any writer. Ignore them and you would be in more...

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Feb 28
Wall of Spears by Duncan Lay

Wall of Spears by Duncan Lay

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Wall of Spears is the culmination of the story which began with the elf Sendatsu uncovering a dangerous secret in Bridge of Swords. It follows our cast of characters as they struggle to broker peace between humans and elves, although their efforts lead them relentlessly into battle with Sumiko’s and…

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May 23
Valley of Shields by Duncan Lay

Valley of Shields by Duncan Lay

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Date published: 1st April 2013 Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers AU Format: Paperback, 560 pages Series: Empire of Bones, Book 2 ISBN 13: 9780732294199 ISBN 10: 0732294193 Categories: Fantasy Goodreads / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided by publisher for review Challenge: Australian Writer’s Reading Challenge Cast out from his homeland, Sendatsu has used his sword-fighting talents to survive in…

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Aug 01
Bridge of Swords by Duncan Lay

Bridge of Swords by Duncan Lay

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

The beauty of this book is that it takes everything we know and love about fantastical literature and uses them in an innovative way. Everything about Bridge of Swords is brilliant – a gripping plot line peppered with well executed action sequences, interesting characters driven by realistic motivations, and a…

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Dec 21
Update on the Most Anticipated of 2014

Update on the Most Anticipated of 2014

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It’s my favourite time of the year – where I get to make lists of everything I want to read next year!! I’m going to take a trip down memory lane today and show you last year’s list, with comments on how I went with those books.

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May 17
Stocktake Saturday 19 – 2014

Stocktake Saturday 19 – 2014

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Welcome to Stocktake Saturday! The covers for THIS SHATTERED WORLD by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner and ENDSINGER by Jay Kristoff, the synopsis for THIS SHATTERED WORLD, news of a LEGEND graphic novel and DOROTHY MUST DIE is coming to Australia. Plus my weekly book haul!

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Jan 25
Stocktake Saturday 3 – 2014

Stocktake Saturday 3 – 2014

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Welcome to Stocktake Saturday! This feature is where I share some bookish news with you and then show you all the bookish goodies I got over the week. The cover reveals from the last week – (links to Goodreads pages) Disruption (Disruption #1) by Jessica Shirvington Covenant (The Books of…

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Jan 21
HarperCollins Australia: Publisher QnA

HarperCollins Australia: Publisher QnA

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The first in my series of publisher QnA’s is by HarperCollins Publishers Australia, who among other things, bring out the HarperTeen and Voyager titles. HarperCollins is synonymous with quality (in my eyes), and their publicist has answered a few questions about reviewing for them. 1. Your official job title is…?…

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