Tag: debut

Review: Bitroux: The Metalsmith, Jordan Harcourt-Hughes

Review: Bitroux: The Metalsmith, Jordan Harcourt-Hughes

Merouac is overseeing the construction of one of the railway lines being built across the continent, and building metal trinkets in his time off. He has just started looking after his young niece, Evra, after her mother died. Merouac thinks he might be losing it when he begins to see… Read more »

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Review: Skin, Ilka Tampke

Review: Skin, Ilka Tampke

Ailia is a foundling, without a place in society and not allowed to undertake the learning that she yearns for. The Mothers, the mysterious guardians of her people, have other ideas, calling Ailia to their realm to teach her the knowledge she will need to lead her people against the… Read more »

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Review: Soulwoven, Jeff Seymour

Review: Soulwoven, Jeff Seymour

Soulwoven is a proper old-school high-fantasy, complete with dragons, swords and sorcery. Brothers Cole and Litnig each have strange dreams that lead them to an awful discovery. The heart dragon statue at the temple has been broken, the soulweavers guarding it butchered. If the other heart dragons are broken, the great… Read more »

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Review: The Book of Days, KA Barker

Review: The Book of Days, KA Barker

Tuesday wakes up in the Unreality House with no memory of her past. She is given clothes and supplies to make her way in the world and told to forget about finding out about her previous life, but she’s desperate to find out who she might have been before ending… Read more »

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Review: Snow Like Ashes, Sara Raasch

Review: Snow Like Ashes, Sara Raasch

This is Philippa’s and Angelya’s joint review of Snow Like Ashes. This is an excerpt from Episode 14 of Tea in the Treetops podcast, recorded on September 26, 2014. You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast page. Philippa’s rating – – I loved this… Read more »

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Review: Masquerade, Kylie Fornasier

Review: Masquerade, Kylie Fornasier

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review of Masquerade. It’s an excerpt from Episode 11 of the Tea in the Treetops podcast, recorded on August 5, 2014. To listen to the full episode, click here. If you are reading in a feed reader and cannot see the player below,… Read more »

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Review: The Falconer, Elizabeth May

Review: The Falconer, Elizabeth May

You won’t find any flitting silver-winged faeries in this story, oh no. These faeries will rip your heart out given half a chance. With its steampunk-Scottish-faerie hunting premise, not to mention the gorgeous cover, I couldn’t resist this book. I really did enjoy reading it, too. Aileana and her faerie… Read more »

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Review: Stolen Songbird, Danielle L Jensen

Review: Stolen Songbird, Danielle L Jensen

Cécile is a young girl in a society much like a French aristocracy, about to follow her mother to the big city to become a professional singer. As she travels home one evening she is kidnapped and sold to the kingdom of trolls. Trolls are confined to their city of… Read more »

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Captivate, Vanessa Garden

Captivate, Vanessa Garden

He pointed to the sky, at what I believed to be the deep black of a starless night; but something about the colour, the density of it, made my chest tighten as thought I’d just dived into a river of ice. A sense of vertigo descended upon me, as though… Read more »

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Review: The Returned, Jason Mott

Review: The Returned, Jason Mott

“People and events of wonder and magic are the lifeblood of the world.” Imagine if someone you loved very dearly; someone who had died and who you miss with every fibre of your being; imagine they came back from the dead. Not as a zombie (which seem to be the… Read more »

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