Tag Archives: fantasy

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Jigs & Reels

I read Joanne Harris’ Jigs & Reels for the first time a number of years back, and absolutely loved it. I was enthusiastic to read it again now, and enjoyed it even more the second time around. Jigs & Reels is a collection of Harris’ […]

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A Rustle in the Grass

I found Robin Hawdon’s novel A Rustle in the Grass quite serendipitously at a second-hand bookstore, and was immediately intrigued by the idea of a serious novel set in an ant colony. The book is fast-paced and reads easily, but still presents a remarkably deep […]

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Towers of Midnight

Having thoroughly enjoyed The Gathering Storm, the previous installment in the Wheel of Time and the first to be published after Robert Jordan’s passing (having been co-written by Brian Sanderson), I was extremely excited to get my hands on Towers of Midnight, the latest and […]

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The City & The City

I have read and thoroughly enjoyed a number of China Miéville’s previous novels, so it was with some excitement that I got hold of his latest book, The City & The City. In this, as in his other works, Miéville’s greatest strength lies in his […]

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Empire of Ivory

I was pleasantly surprised by Naomi Novik’s Empire of Ivory. It is the fourth installment in her Temeraire series (as I discovered some way into the book), which presents an alternate world history, around the time of Napolean, in which there are a plethora of […]