Publisher: Pan Macmillan AU

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The Caller by Juliet Marillier

The Caller by Juliet Marillier

June 9, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

The Caller is a hard book to review. When I turned the last page of this book, I couldn't help but be sad. I've grown to love the characters in the Shadowfell series and the world they live in, and I've found it hard to say goodbye.

Neryn has gone through so much in the last three books that I sometimes can't believe she's the same shy, uncertain girl I met in Shadowfell. She's really grown into her own and has taken her future in her own hands. Although she never forgot her place in the rebellion, and deferred to Tali (the...

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The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock

The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock

April 7, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Tom Pollock writes a mind-blowing sequel with The Glass Republic, adding spice to the story he began in The City’s Son by switching protagonists and introducing a previously unexplored aspect of his alternate-world London.

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Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell

Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell

March 12, 2014 Reviews 5 ★★★★½

I haven’t loved a book this much in ages! Reminiscent of The Three Musketeers, humour, swordplay, intrigue and a hint of magic are carefully balanced in this fun and exciting début. The book is highly entertaining, full of adventure and lots of laughs.

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The City’s Son by Tom Pollock

The City’s Son by Tom Pollock

March 6, 2014 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…

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Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier

Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier

February 13, 2014 Reviews 5 ★★★★★

I’m wary of sequels, especially if I loved the first book. I worry that the sequel won’t live up to my expectations and disappoint me (which has happened countless times). But it’s sequels like Raven Flight that restore my faith in trilogies, that make me want to fly to my…

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Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson

Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson

February 11, 2014 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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Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

January 27, 2014 Reviews 6 ★★★★

A great example of everything that is good and wonderful about YA fantasy, Shadowfell is bound to enthrall its readers. It has certainly captivated me! Marillier has long been acknowledged as a great storyteller, and it embarrasses me greatly to admit this is the first time I have read her…

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Empress of the Sun by Ian McDonald

Empress of the Sun by Ian McDonald

January 24, 2014 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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The Best of all Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

The Best of all Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

December 10, 2013 Reviews 1

The sheer scale of this novel is impressive – the world-building, examination of social norms and portrayals of a variety of meaningful relationships all left me in awe. This is the first book by Karen Lord that I have read, but I will be looking out for her works in…

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