Genre: High Fantasy

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Review: Daughters of the Storm, Kim Wilkins

Review: Daughters of the Storm, Kim Wilkins

Bluebell, warrior and heir to the throne has been called back to the Royal city with her four sisters – their father, King Aelthric, has fallen ill, into a strange troubled coma. The five princesses set out on a secret journey to find a cure for this strange affliction. Meanwhile,… Read more »

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Review: The Perilous Sea, Sherry Thomas

Review: The Perilous Sea, Sherry Thomas

A story of love, destiny and loyalty set in a magical society hidden at Eton College. Sound interesting? I loved the first book in this series, The Burning Sky, when I read it a year ago and this second instalment was even better than I hoped. The story picks up after the summer… Read more »

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Review: Dreamwalker, JD Oswald

Review: Dreamwalker, JD Oswald

There are two intertwining stories in Dreamwalker. Benfro the dragon kitling and Errol, a young human, don’t actually meet each other in this book, but their stories are quite similar as they grow up in their separate little worlds. Each of them learns to use the Grym, the magic that connects… Read more »

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Review: Fool’s Assassin, Robin Hobb

Review: Fool’s Assassin, Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb is one of the authors that properly got me into epic fantasy. Right from the mid-nineties with Assassin’s Apprentice, she’s been one of my favourite authors and I have a rather large portion of shelf space devoted to her books. It’s been quite a long time since I… Read more »

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Review: Thief’s Magic, Trudi Canavan

Review: Thief’s Magic, Trudi Canavan

I was very excited to read this first book in a brand new series from an Aussie author I have heard so many great things about. While I was very impressed with the world-building, the stories themselves left me a little disappointed. This is a totally new world – no… Read more »

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Review: North Star Guide Me Home, Jo Spurrier

Review: North Star Guide Me Home, Jo Spurrier

Please note: this is my review of the third book in the Children of the Black Sun trilogy and so contains spoilers for books one and two. You may prefer to read my reviews for Winter Be My Shield and Black Sun Light My Way instead. After the defeat of… Read more »

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Review: The Golden Key Chronicles, AJ Nuest

Review: The Golden Key Chronicles, AJ Nuest

A steamy romantic fantasy set both in our world and in an ancient realm, The Golden Key Chronicles is made up of four novellas of about a hundred pages each. Rowena, an antiques dealer in modern-day America, takes delivery of an ancient armoire that is more than it seems. It… 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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Review: A Feast For Crows, George RR Martin

Review: A Feast For Crows, George RR Martin

Please note: This is my review for book four in the A Song of Ice and Fire series and so may contain spoilers for the previous books, and also for the upcoming TV series (series four). I’ve tried to hide any spoilers behind tags but please read on at your… Read more »

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Review: The Emperor’s Knife, Mazarkis Williams

Review: The Emperor’s Knife, Mazarkis Williams

Please bear with me as this is my first written book review in months. Exciting! But also a little scary. I have on the other hand continued blogging in some form or another so I hope that my writerly-side is still intact. Right, so, The Emperor’s Knife. I’m calling it… Read more »

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