Tag Archives: History/Myth

Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie

Well this was amazing. I forget how brilliant good books can feel, when I’ve spent too long reading mediocre things. And this is more than just good. It wouldn’t surprise me if it ended up being the best book I … Continue reading

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Amberlough – Lara Elena Donnelly

Well, at least it’s getting better, however steadily. Well, that’s possibly a little harsh. This one was an interesting one to rate, because for all that I think it’s rather well done… it’s also really quite emphatically not my thing. … Continue reading

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – Unknown

Someone, naming no names, is a massive nerd, and because he reads things like Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, his Goodreads account is now relentlessly determined he should be reading The Lais of Marie de France. Doesn’t matter what book he … Continue reading

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Folk – Zoe Gilbert

I maaaay have bought this partially on the strength of the cover. It’s just so pretty! And when you have as little blurb as I did when I first came across it, the cover does make a huge difference… to … Continue reading

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Lustrum – Robert Harris

In niche jokes*… But anyway, Lustrum is the continuation of the story from Robert Harris’ Imperium, and shockingly enough, given it’s a story about Cicero, I still love it. There’s not a huge amount I have to say that I haven’t really covered, … Continue reading

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The Voyage of the Basilisk – Marie Brennan

I have been egregiously long in getting to this, especially given I very much enjoyed the first two. I was even longer, because I was an utter fool last time I was in a bookshop. I saw they had the … Continue reading

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The Silmarillion – J. R. R. Tolkien

Oh. Em. Gee. I loved it so much. I mean, I kind of expected to enjoy it, given that I enjoy the world-building aspect of Tolkien more than the story-telling, but it was just brilliant. I have been way way … Continue reading

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