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Reviews: Ravencry

July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ravencry: The Raven’s Mark Book Two, Ed McDonald, Gollancz (cover design by Dan Smith) I didn’t love Blackwing and I could never quite put my finger on why. It had everything I wanted from a...

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Before Mars, Emma Newman, Gollancz Planetfall and After Atlas were both some of the most interesting and emotionally immersive speculative fiction I have ever read, and I’m happy to report that Before Mars is no...

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Reviews: The Grey Bastards

May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Grey Bastards, Jonathan French, Orbit Books (cover design by Larry Rostant & Duncan Spilling) The Grey Bastards from Jonathan French is a smoothly written adventure which is all too easy to devour in one...

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Reviews: Record of a Spaceborn Few

May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers, Hodder & Stoughton Not since Steven Erikson published the last of the Malazan Books of the Fallen have I been this excited for a new title. With the...

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Reviews: The Defiant Heir

May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defiant Heir, Melissa Caruso, Orbit Books A quick note before the review: Our resident fantasy book fiend Misti was planning to review this one, but it wasn’t to her taste. Luckily for us though,...

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Reviews: From Distant Stars

April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

From Distant Stars, Sam Peters, Gollancz From Darkest Skies was a strong mystery story set in a well fleshed-out, instantly immersive, sci-fi world. It felt like season one of a good, mid-budget television show –...

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The Night Lies Bleeding, M.D. Lachlan, Gollancz “The Night Lies Bleeding” by M.D Lachlan is a Gaiman-esque blending of myth and brutal reality. Deeply poetic in its narrative, this novel grips you in its sharp...

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Reviews: Jade City

February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jade City, Fonda Lee, Orbit Books Fonda Lee’s Jade City takes the reader deep into the richly envisioned city of Janloon, in the island nation of Kekon, the only location in the world where activated...

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Reviews: Sin du Jour returns with Gluttony Bay

January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gluttony Bay: a Sin du Jour Affair, Matt Wallace, Tor Though bittersweet has often been the predominant flavour in Matt Wallace’s Sin du Jour novella series from Tor, the latest and penultimate installment, Gluttony Bay,...

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Princess of Blood (Book Two of the God Fragments), Tom Lloyd, Gollancz (cover artwork by Jon McCoy) Stranger of Tempest was one of my top five books of 2016 (reviewed here), and right from the...

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