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Dec 14
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Inheritance certainly delivers as the long awaited ending to the Inheritance Cycle. The final battle with Galbatorix and the fate of Alagaësia following it is examined well in the book, and I never felt the ending was forced. There were a few surprises when I was reading the book, but that’s because I was expecting Paolini to tie things off in a different manner. 

Since this is the last book in the series, I can really see how Paolini’s writing has matured, much in the same way as Eragon matured in the books. The plot is strong throughout the book, and...

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Dec 14
Dusty Reads 8

Dusty Reads 8

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My Dusty Reads this week is Sorcery Rising by Jude Fisher. I picked this book up at the Lifeline Book fair in January, and was waiting until I had the whole trilogy before reading it. I have since bought the other two books, but never found the time to read…

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Dec 10
Australian Women Writers 2012 Reading Challenge

Australian Women Writers 2012 Reading Challenge

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I am participating in the Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge, after being introduced to it through a friend.  Objective: This challenge hopes to help counteract the gender bias in reviewing and social media newsfeeds that has continued throughout 2011 by actively promoting the reading and reviewing of a wide range…

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Dec 02
Brisingr By Christopher Paolini

Brisingr By Christopher Paolini

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Christopher Paolini is an American author, best known for writing the Inheritance Cycle, including the books Eragon (self published in 2002, published by Knopf in 2003), Eldest (published 2005), Brisingr (2008) and Inheritance (November 11 2011).  **SPOILERS FOLLOW** Oaths sworn … Loyalties tested … Forces collide. It’s only been months since Eragon first uttered “brisingr”, an ancient-language term for fire. Since…

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Nov 28

Cassandra Clare: Full-length Clockwork Prince trailer

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Cassandra Clare: Full-length Clockwork Prince trailer cassandraclare: The full Clockwork Prince trailer is now up at Entertainment Weekly’s Shelf Life! http://shelf-life.ew.com/2011/11/28/clockwork-prince-by-cassandra-clare-book-trailer-exclusive/ The voiceover was done by Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl and I wrote it about a year ago. It is supposed to be Will: When you bury a secret,…

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Nov 28
Eldest by Christopher Paolini

Eldest by Christopher Paolini

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Christopher Paolini is an American author, best known for writing the Inheritance Cycle, including the books Eragon (self published in 2002, published by Knopf in 2003), Eldest (published 2005), Brisingr (2008) and Inheritance (November 11 2011).  Darkness falls … Despair abounds … Evil reigns. Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the forces of…

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Nov 26

G. K. Chesterton

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Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. G. K. Chesterton These days most dragons in fantasy are good …

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Nov 21
Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

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Christopher Paolini is an American author, best known for writing the Inheritance Cycle, including the books Eragon (self published in 2002, published by Knopf in 2003), Eldest (published 2005), Brisingr (2008) and Inheritance (November 11 2011).  When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky…

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Nov 20
Love triangles in Young Adult fiction (1)

Love triangles in Young Adult fiction (1)

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This is the first in a planned three part discussion on love triangles in YA. This post will focus on why love triangles are prevalent in YA, the second part will look at the relationships portrayed in YA, and the third part will focus on what the love triangles teach…

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