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Guest Post: The Bloody Quarrel by Duncan Lay

Guest Post: The Bloody Quarrel by Duncan Lay

February 11, 2016 Bookish 0

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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Wall of Spears by Duncan Lay

Wall of Spears by Duncan Lay

February 28, 2014 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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Valley of Shields by Duncan Lay

Valley of Shields by Duncan Lay

May 23, 2013 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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Bridge of Swords by Duncan Lay

Bridge of Swords by Duncan Lay

August 1, 2012 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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Stocktake Saturday 2 – 2015

Stocktake Saturday 2 – 2015

January 17, 2015 Stocktake Saturday 2

Welcome to Stocktake Saturday! This week we have cover reveals for Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young and The Last Place (The Last Trilogy #3) by Michael Adams, news about a new series by Meagan Spooner and three new books by Alison Littlewood, and my book haul.

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Update on the Most Anticipated of 2014

Update on the Most Anticipated of 2014

December 21, 2014 Bookish 2

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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Stocktake Saturday 26 – 2014

Stocktake Saturday 26 – 2014

July 5, 2014 Stocktake Saturday 1

Welcome to Stocktake Saturday! This week: covers of Messenger of Fear (Messenger of Fear #1) by Michael Grant and Earthquake (Earthbound #2) by Aprilynne Pike, exciting news about Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, and my book haul!

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Stocktake Saturday 19 – 2014

Stocktake Saturday 19 – 2014

May 17, 2014 Stocktake Saturday 5

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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Stocktake Saturday 3 – 2014

Stocktake Saturday 3 – 2014

January 25, 2014 Stocktake Saturday 4

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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HarperCollins Australia: Publisher QnA

HarperCollins Australia: Publisher QnA

January 21, 2014 Bookish 13

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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