Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books

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Mar 06
The City’s Son by Tom Pollock

The City’s Son by Tom Pollock

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I loved The City's Son so much, I worried that I won't have the words to describe how I feel. It turns out that I have a lot of words for how amazing this book is. You see, this city is built on a lot of things: brick and stone and river clay, but under that, under everything, the city is built on bargains. Those're the true foundations of the city, those intricate contracts. Deals are sacred here. Firstly, we have to talk about Pollock's London, because in many ways, this book is an ode to urban London, its grimy...

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Feb 11
Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson

Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The things I know about Viking can be summed by Marvel comics and the two Thor movies. Basically, nothing. Swords of Good Men caught my eye because, at the time, I hadn’t heard of any other honest-to-goodness Viking-esque books around. It’s a brilliant, fast-paced début that I can see a…

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Jan 24
Empress of the Sun by Ian McDonald

Empress of the Sun by Ian McDonald

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I love adventuring with Everett Singh and the crew of the Everness, so I’ve been looking forward to Empress of the Sun for a while now, and I’m happy to report that I really enjoyed it! The danger is increasing, and Ian McDonald is skilfully expanding the world and the…

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Nov 22
The Tower Broken by Mazarkis Williams

The Tower Broken by Mazarkis Williams

Reviews 1

The Tower Broken is the final book in the Tower and Knife trilogy by Mazarkis Williams, a series I have adored since the first book came out. This book rounds out the story well and answers all the questions and curiosities I’d had, and in general, does a much better…

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Oct 10
Be My Enemy by Ian McDonald

Be My Enemy by Ian McDonald

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Taking up soon after Planesrunner, Be My Enemy follows Everett Singh as he jumps across parallel universes to rescue his father, with the help of the crew of the airship Everness. I really enjoyed this novel and feel it’s even better than the first in terms of action and world-building….

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Jul 19
Planesrunner by Ian McDonald

Planesrunner by Ian McDonald

Reviews 1 ★★★★

It’s official: Planesrunner is an exhilarating read! It’s a perfectly balanced tale of science and adventure, and I enjoyed it immensely. I am so glad I have the sequel ready to devour! My favourite aspect of the book is the world-building. Parallel universe and multiplicity are the main concerns of…

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Jul 05
The Silver Bough by Lisa Tuttle

The Silver Bough by Lisa Tuttle

Reviews 0

The Silver Bough is a gentle fantasy that weaves Scottish mythology, magic and romance into a seamless tale of wonder. It follows three women who are trapped in Appleton after a landslide, who all meet a mysterious stranger and are drawn into an enchanted world that may hold the key…

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May 30
Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter

Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter

Reviews 3 ★★★★★

Gemsigns is a book I didn’t know I was desperate to read until I started it. I’ve been searching for a thoughtful, well-written, science fiction novel for a while, and this book ticks all the boxes, and more. Interestingly enough, Gemsigns isn’t about the uprising or revolution of the genetically engineered humans…

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Nov 12
Knife Sworn by Mazarkis Williams

Knife Sworn by Mazarkis Williams

Reviews 0 ★★★★

It was great to get back into the world that Mazarkis Williams has so skilfully created, and I am pleased to say that I thoroughly enjoyed Knife Sworn. This book is a lot more polished than its predecessor and the story flows more smoothly. The return of many of our…

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