Genre: Fantasy

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Review: A Vanishing Glow, Alexis Radcliff

Review: A Vanishing Glow, Alexis Radcliff

The people of the federated countries are not happy with the burgeoning industrialisation and their replacement with machines or with “constructs” (people with mechanical limbs) creates a simmering tension. The leading council of the realm is barely holding on to power, while fighting amongst themselves. A Vanishing Glow is a combination… Read more »

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Review: Ice Like Fire, Sara Raasch

Review: Ice Like Fire, Sara Raasch

This review is for the second book in this series, and so contains spoilers for the first. You may wish to go and listen to Philippa and I chat (in a non-spoilery way) about Snow Like Ashes instead!

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Review: The Immortal Heights, Sherry Thomas

Review: The Immortal Heights, Sherry Thomas

In this epic conclusion to the Elemental Trilogy, Iolanthe and Titus must continue to avoid the forces of the mage realm of Atlantis, while continuing on their ultimate quest to bring down the evil Bane, who has been using sacrificial magic to prolong his own life for hundreds of years…. Read more »

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Review: Fool’s Quest, Robin Hobb

Review: Fool’s Quest, Robin Hobb

Fool’s Quest is the second book in the new Fitz and the Fool trilogy, and contains spoilers for the first book, Fool’s Assassin. You might like to read my review for that book instead.

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Review: The Copper Gauntlet, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

Review: The Copper Gauntlet, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

Callum Hunt and his Chaos-ridden wolf Havoc are about to head back to the Magisterium school for his second year. This time, Call is harbouring a terrible secret about himself, and throughout this book Call struggles to come to terms with his feelings about, well, pretty much everything. With proper fourteen-year-old… Read more »

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Review: A Crucible of Souls, Mitchell Hogan

Review: A Crucible of Souls, Mitchell Hogan

If you’d like to listen to a short clip of the audiobook version of Crucible of Souls, you can listen here on Soundcloud. The audiobook is available via Audible. Caldan is an orphan, living at an island-bound monastery and learning with privileged rich children. Nearing the end of his schooling… Read more »

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Review: Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas

Review: Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas

  Where to begin with this review? There is so much to say about this book! Philippa and I had a chat soon after she finished it to try and put together a joint review, since we have both re-read the whole series over the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately… Read more »

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Review: Ink and Bone, Rachel Caine

Review: Ink and Bone, Rachel Caine

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Rachel Caine’s new fantasy book, Ink and Bone. The review is an extract from episode 30 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on August 20, 2015. You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast page…. Read more »

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Review: The Beast’s Garden, Kate Forsyth

Review: The Beast’s Garden, Kate Forsyth

You can listen to an interview with Kate Forsyth, talking about The Beast’s Garden in episode 32 of Tea in the Treetops podcast! The Beast’s Garden is a retelling of the Grimm’s The Singing Springing Lark, an early (and more complicated) version of the much loved Beauty and the Beast…. Read more »

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