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Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

February 1, 2016 Reviews 4 ★★★★

I liked Red Queen but I'll be the first to admit that I found it a derivative. Whether that's because I usually read more than 100 books a year, most of them YA SFF, or because the book really was derivative, is up for debate. Regardless, I enjoyed Red Queen enough to anticipate the release of its sequel, and as the release date grew closer, I found that my anticipation grew. I was excited about my return to this world. And I'm glad to say that Glass Sword didn't disappoint. It wasn't perfect, but it was a stronger sequel by...

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The Lascar’s Dagger by Glenda Larke

The Lascar’s Dagger by Glenda Larke

August 19, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

Sometimes reading a book feels like coming home. You crack open the spine and find that the words inside are exactly what you need. The Lascar’s Dagger was that kind of book for me. I was hooked from the first page.

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The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

August 18, 2014 Reviews 4 ★★★★★

I’ve loved The Falcon Throne! I’ve been in a haze since I finished it, and I just want to buy lots of copies of it and make others read it. However, at over 500 pages, there’s no doubt that it’s going to challenge some readers! I think fans of the genre will fall in love with this world and its characters and, like me, will be begging to get their hands on the next instalment.

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A Dance of Blades by David Dalglish

A Dance of Blades by David Dalglish

February 20, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★

Alas! My avoidance of sequels has been justified. Ok, so. A Dance of Cloaks, while predictable, was an enjoyable and satisfying read. Its successor, A Dance of Blades, is a hot mess of confused tropes and incessant violence, with almost no character development and no overreaching theme that I could…

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Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson

Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson

January 13, 2014 Reviews 0

Shaman ponderously chronicles the coming of age of a young man living in prehistoric times, and although there are many who have found it amazing, I think it’s rather dull. The book started promisingly with Loon’s week-long Wander, where he has to survive for a week alone in the wilderness,…

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A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish

A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish

November 12, 2013 Reviews 0 ★★★½

Inspired in part by the great George R. R. Martin and the incredible Brent Weeks, the first book of David Dalglish’s Shadowdance series is a page-turner, make no mistake!  Though never lacking in action, blood, torture and political intrigue (all the things I love), I found the character development a tad…

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Rebellion by Ian Irvine

Rebellion by Ian Irvine

December 4, 2012 Reviews 0

Date published: 1st October 2012 Publisher: Orbit Books (Hachette AU) Format: Paperback, 540 pages Series: The Tainted Realm, Book 2 ISBN 13: 9780733624285 Categories: Fantasy Goodreads / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher Hightspall is dying. Every year the winters worsen, and the realm’s protective magic disappeared with the traitor-king, Lyf,…

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Vengeance by Ian Irvine

Vengeance by Ian Irvine

October 25, 2012 Reviews 1

Date published: 8th November 2011 Publisher: Orbit Books (Hachette AU) Format: Paperback, 544 pages Series: The Tainted Realm, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9780733624278 ISBN 10:  0733624278 Categories: Fantasy Goodreads / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: bought In Cython’s underground slave camps, only the timid and obedient survive – and Tali is neither, for she has sworn to bring…

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The Lord of Lies by Sam Bowring

The Lord of Lies by Sam Bowring

September 17, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The Lord of Lies is the second and final instalment in the Strange Threads duology – a wonderful new Fantasy series centred on a group of Wardens – the strongest threaders (magic wielders) in Aorn. They had banded together centuries ago to defeat the tyrant Lord Regret, but were corrupted…

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