Tag: fantasy

Review: Half a King, Joe Abercrombie

Review: Half a King, Joe Abercrombie

Prince Yarvi suddenly finds himself King when his father and brother are slain. He immediately questions whether someone born with a withered hand would be able to lead his people. After a betrayal and attempted murder, Yarvi is forced into a journey far from home, during which he must find… Read more »

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Review: Heir of Fire, Sarah J Maas

Review: Heir of Fire, Sarah J Maas

This joint audio review is an extract from Episode 12 of Tea in the Treetops podcast. It was recorded on August 19, 2014. You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast page. We’ve avoided spoilers for this particular book, but we do mention things that… 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: The Feral Child, Che Golden

Review: The Feral Child, Che Golden

A wild and relentless story about Maddy and her cousins on a perilous quest to rescue Stephen from the Winter Queen’s court. It’s been a while since I picked up a middle-grade book so I was looking for an exciting one, and The Feral Child certainly didn’t disappoint – this dark faery… 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: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Review: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn is based on the famous tale from One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, complete with forty thieves and the treasure cave that opens to “open sesame”. In addition, steampunk machinery, magical beings plus a healthy helping of Arabian and Islamic culture make it a rich and beautiful story. Ali… Read more »

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