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half king October 08

Half a King

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie. Post by Kyla. If you like your fantasy fiction set in harsh environments and covered with sea spray, snow or dirt this is the book for you. Prince Yarvi is born disfigured in a world where the inability to wield a sword sees him doomed in the eyes of […]

company cowards October 07

In the company of Cowards

In the company of Cowards by Michael Mori . Post by Jenni. A surprisingly readable book for teenagers – to be highly recommended for any students who might be considering the Law as a career. Mori does tend to get bogged down in describing the legal obfuscations he had to challenge in the second half […]

power hungry October 06

Power Hungry : the ultimate energy bar cookbook

Power Hungry by Camilla V. Saulsbury. This is one of those wonderful books which gets discovered and does the rounds, passed from person to person as recipes are tried, shared, and discussed. I first noticed it on the desk of a friend, and ordered my own copy…then discovered that she had done the same thing! […]

awakening prim October 05

The Awakening of Miss Prim

The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera Post by Kyla. This book promised to tell the story of a literature loving young lady who is living out of step with the modern world and abandoning her depressing job in the city to live in a vintage rural utopia. It was a rainy long […]

Vengeance September 30

September Online ebook club wrap-up – Vengeance

This month, City Libraries held a ‘crime and mystery’ reader season and so naturally our ebook club book of the month was a crime anthology. Vengeance is a collection of short stories around the theme of vengeance (obviously). The anthology was edited by popular crime author Lee Child. I’m neither a fan of crime or […]

Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody reviewed by Jill Smith

Elspeth Gordie lived in fear. She did not make friends, and kept to herself. The Herders ruled the land. An orphan, sent to gather white stick, a poison from the Great White left by the Beforetimers. Once cleansed, the white stick, became sleeping potions, or potent medicines, prepared by the Herders. Her brother Jess had once been close […]

The Long Shadow of the Drone

The KILL CHAIN presents the dark side of high tech warfare. With unlimited budgets and rooms full of servers the modern field of warfare has these high tech assassins know as “drones” and the chain of command is also known as the KILL CHAIN. I was drawn to reading this book because, I wanted to […]

Pop goes the Weasel by M.J. Arlidge

Detective Inspector Helen Grace returns in Pop goes the Weasel, the second thriller from author M. J. Arlidge. The story begins when the body of a horrifically mutilated middle-aged religious man is found in Southampton’s red-light district. He is the first victim, but Detective Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. Then, only […]

Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman

Set in the north of the United States, the atmosphere is effectively set as cold and isolated, in keeping with the theme of the book and its troubled characters. Central to the plot is Nora Hamilton who finds her world shattered one morning when she awakens to find her policeman husband Brendon has committed suicide […]

Sea dollar photo September 09

The Shepherd’s Crown : A fond farewell to the Discworld

All of our reviews contain spoilers, but in this case an added warning seems appropriate.


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