Monthly Archives: June 2012

Prince of Thorns – Mark Lawrence

This one is actually rather outside of what I normally read in fantasy. For all that I love fantasy as a genre, I tend to avoid what I consider the traditional bits of it (I won’t go into what that … Continue reading

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The Road to Bedlam – Mike Shevdon

Unfortunately, I haven’t got all that much to say about this book. It’s the sequel to Sixty-One Nails, and I started reading it about a week and a half ago… and then I had a visitor for a week, during … Continue reading

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Ready, Steady, Dig! – Rosalind Winter

I didn’t realise it was a children’s book when I started reading this. I’m not entirely sure, even now, that it is, truth be told. If it /is/ a kids’ book, it’s aimed quite high. Not that that’s a bad … Continue reading

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The Cambridge List – Robert Clear

I bought this on a whim, because it’s about Greek gods (I’m a sucker for anything with Greek mythology, no matter how odd it looks) and Cambridge and it looked a bit… well… mental, really. In the good way. I … Continue reading

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Sixty-One Nails – Mike Shevdon

As I realised earlier, when discussing this book with a friend, I believe it worthy of the title of “second best attempt at a book about fairies I’ve read as an adult”. It doesn’t sound like much, but when you … Continue reading

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More on Johannes Cabal

On further investigation, it appears that there exist at least two Johannes Cabal sequels, uninspiringly titled “Johannes Cabal the Detective” and “Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute”. I imagine that, after a while, my natural curiosity about what happens will overcome … Continue reading

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Johannes Cabal the Necromancer – Jonathan L. Howard

Wow. That’s all I can say. I wouldn’t have believe it twenty, fifty or a hundred pages in, but I am sold and sold again on this book. Wow. It began silly, darkly and self-consciously whimsical but it didn’t stay … Continue reading

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