Publisher: Orbit Books

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Feb 01
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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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Aug 18
The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

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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Feb 20
A Dance of Blades by David Dalglish

A Dance of Blades by David Dalglish

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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Jan 13
Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson

Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson

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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Nov 12
A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish

A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish

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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Dec 04
Rebellion by Ian Irvine

Rebellion by Ian Irvine

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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Oct 25
Vengeance by Ian Irvine

Vengeance by Ian Irvine

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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Sep 17
The Lord of Lies by Sam Bowring

The Lord of Lies by Sam Bowring

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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