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Beautiful Joe by

Available on Gutenberg Beautiful Joe is the story of a dog, a mongrel whose first owner abused him, going so…

Triptych by

When the aliens came it was nothing like the way science fiction and popular culture had predicted it. There was…

The Gaslight Dogs by

Book 1 of The Middle Light series1 Sjennonirk is the spirit walker of her tribe. For years now the Kabliw…

The way of Thorn and Thunder by

Over a thousand years ago the first Human came to Everland. And that led to the Melding; the Human world…

A more diverse universe blog tour

Today, being the 27th of September is supposed to be the day that I post my review of The Way…

Pegasus and the fight for Olympus by

Sequel to Pegasus and the flame As I said about the first book, this is a children’s book and is…

Pegasus and the flame by

Mythology and Reality collide! So the blurb on the back of this book tell me. The mythical winged stallion Pegasus…

Touch by

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Stephen has returned home to take up from his stepfather as pastor. He has also returned in time to sit at his dying mother’s bed side. He knows she is dying and is writing her eulogy, but at the same time remembering his past, as well as the stories and legends that grew up surrounding his grandfather Jeannot.

Zentner’s debut novel is a slow, atmospheric retelling of those childhood memories interspresed with Stephen’s musings on his current situation and relationships with his family members.

Living with the dead by

The plot of Living with the dead revolves around the character of Robyn; recently widowed she has moved to LA and taken a job in PR with Portia Kane, a Paris Hilton-type celebrity. Or wannabe celebrity. But when Portia is murdered Robyn finds herself the main suspect and in her confusion makes a break for it. She is helped out by her best friend, Hope Adams, and her boyfriend, Karl Marstsen.

Frostbitten by

It has been ages since I’ve read any of Armstrong’s books. I think I sorta faded away from them with Broken. But that was way back in 2006, she’s had four more books in the series out since then, as well as some YA books in the ‘verse, not to mention the ooodles of short stories. And while these books are pretty far removed from the cannon there is something so enjoyable about them.

Jack, the giant-killer by

I really liked the opening chapter of this book. De Lint creates a wonderful picture of Jacky Rowan. Recently dumped for being too uninteresting she has spent the night drinking her sorrows away. But on her way home she comes across a strange scene; a gang of bikers hunting down a little man. But when she investigates further there is no trace of it ever having happened, apart from the man’s red cap that she discovered on the ground.

A Fine Balance by

Dina Dalal seldom indulged in looking back at her life with regret or bitterness, or questioning why things had turned out the way the way they had, cheating her of the bright future everyone had predicted for her when she was in school, when her name was still Dina Shroff.

I’m not really sure where to begin with this review. This is a big book, both in the amount of pages and in the amount of ground it covers. Set in an un-named city in India during the State of Emergency after India’s founding it deals with four main characters whose lives intersect in the house of Dina Dalal who hires two tailors and rents out a room to a young student in an attempt to keep her independence.

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