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Category Archive for 'Fantasy'

Author: Joe Abercrombie Title: Half A War Publisher: Harper Voyager Trade Paperback: 497 pages ISBN: 978-0-00-813832-5 Price: £12.99 Publication Date: 16/07/2015 Buying books at the airport is always a risky decision. And when done whilst rushing through the terminal on the way to catch a flight to a wedding, those dangers are raised exponentially. But when I saw […]

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Luke Scull – The Grim Company

Author: Luke Scull Title: The Grim Company Publisher: Head of Zeus Paperback: 464 pages ISBN: 978-1781852125 Price: £7.99 Publication Date: 29/08/2013 For someone who lives in a  town called Warminster, it is perhaps apt that Luke Scull has written a dark fantasy novel filled with action, skulduggery, betrayal, and …well, war! In a world where the gods […]

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Author: Erika Johansen Title: The Queen of the Tearling Publisher: Bantam Press Hardback: 434 pages ISBN: 978-0-59307-269-1 Price: £12.99 Publication Date: 17/07/2014 I came to this book with no preconceptions. Meandering through a bookshop as I attempted to kill some time before an appointment [I am one of those insufferable people who is always early for […]

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Author: Joe Abercrombie Title: Half A King Publisher: Harper Voyager Hardback: 373 pages ISBN: 978-0-00-755020-3 Price: £12.99 Publication Date: 03/07/2014 When it was first announced that Joe Abercrombie was to write a YA novel, I have to admit that my reaction was one of surprise. His previous novels have all been what would be best described […]

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Author: Mark Lawrence Title: Prince of Thorns Publisher: Harper Voyager Paperback: 373 pages ISBN: 978-0-00-742363-7 Price: £7.99 Publication Date: 12/04/2012 I have always been a little wary when an author’s book is compared to another author on the cover of a book. I understand having an author quotation praising the book on the cover, but an […]

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Author: Paul Hoffman Title: The Left Hand of God Publisher: Penguin Paperback: 437 pages ISBN: 978-0-141-33355-7 Price: £7.99 Publication Date: 06/01/2011 Thomas Cale, The Left Hand of God’s fourteen-year-old protagonist, was brought to the dark and labyrinthine Sanctuary of the Redeemers when only a few years old. Half monastery, half brutal military training ground, the Sanctuary […]

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Bloody Countryside!

It is fair to say that I have been a bit addicted to Joe Abercrombie’s work lately [!], so here is a teaser trailer for his forthcoming novel, Red Country. Here is a little bit about the book: Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell, her brother and sister stolen, and […]

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Author: Joe Abercrombie Title: The Heroes Publisher: Gollancz Paperback: 610 pages ISBN: 978-0-575-08385-1 Price: £8.99 Publication Date: 10/05/2012 For a novel that is overflowing with characters and action it is somewhat of an irony that The Heroes of the title refers not to any of the soldiers or warriors who inhabit the book’s pages, but […]

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Author: Joe Abercrombie Title: Best Served Cold Publisher: Gollancz Paperback: 662 pages ISBN: 978-0-575-08248-9 Price: £8.99 Publication Date: 01/06/2010 Revenge, as the title of Joe Abercrombie’s fourth novel would suggest, is a dish best served cold. Except that, this being an Abercrombie novel, and one set in the morally ambiguous [to put it extremely mildly] […]

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Author: Ben Aaronovitch Title: Rivers of London Publisher: Gollancz Paperback: 390 pages ISBN: 978-0-575-09758-2 Price: £7.99 Publication Date: 25/08/2011 A London-set urban fantasy novel that blends magic with elements of crime fiction and the police procedural. Even before starting to read Ben Aaronovitch’s debut novel, Rivers of London, I knew that it was the prefect […]

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