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It is 2039 and Georgia & Shaun Mason are up and coming bloggers. Solid betas they are on the look out for the story that will enable them to break away and start their own site, their own identity. And they are about to get their big break, because presidential hopeful Senator Ryman is about to start campaigning for the Republican nomination. And the Masons are going to be part of his media circus.

Oh, and did I mention the zombies?

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The Lies of Locke Lamora by

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Author: Scott Lynch ISBN: 9780575079755 Book 1 of The Gentleman Bastards Sequence Scott Lynch’s site ; Shards of Delirium ; Ficsation ; The Core Dump ; Speculative Horizons ; At the height of the long wet summer of the Seventy-Seventh Year of Sendovani, the Thiefmaker of Camorr paid a sudden and unannounced visit to the Eyeless Priest at the Temple

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Poison Study by

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Locked in darkness that surrounded me like a coffin, I had nothing to distract me from my memories. Vivid recollections waited to ambush me whenever my mind wandered.

The monarchy of Ixia has recently been overthrown by Commander Ambrose and is now ruled by the Code of Behaviour. Punishments are absolute; there is no leeway or excuse that will save you if you break the rules, whether you simply didn’t wear the correct uniform or killed someone. So Yelena expects nothing but a hanging after she killed the son of a high ranking General. But she is offered a slight chance when she is given the choice of either accepting her hanging or becoming the food-taster for the Commander. She accepts the position, and so is poisoned to ensure her loyalty, she’ll need access to the antidote that only Valek, the Commander’s second-in-command can provide.

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Tamir Triad by

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The Bone Doll’s Twin The Hidden Warrior The Oracle’s Queen Read with FantasyFavorites and FFSeries See also: Lynn Flewelling’s LJ ; What we read ; Voracious Reader As always the problem with reviewing a series of books is that you might give away plot points by accident, so I’m not really going to mention the plot at all. In many

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Goblin Quest by

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ISBN: 0756404002 Group read with FantasyFavorites Book 1 in the Jig series. See also: Jim C Hines’ Sff site ; Backcountry Musings ; Barbarienne’s Den Jig hated muck duty. He didn’t mind the actual work. He liked the metallic smell of the distillation room, where week-old blood and toadstool residue dried in their trays. Jig is a goblin; a smaller

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Faerie Wars by

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ISBN: 0747564671 See also: Herbie Brennan’s blog ; Rosemary for remembrance ; BookLust Read with FantasyFavorites Book one in the Faerie Wars series Henry got up early on the day that changed his life. When this arrived in the post I was slightly put off by the cover, the American version is much nicer. The only reason I ordered it

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The Black Jewels Trilogy by

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I am Tersa the Weaver, Tersa the Liar, Tersa the Fool.
When the Blood-Jeweled Lords and Ldies hold a banquet, I’m the entertainment that comes after the musicians have played and the lithesome girls and boys have danced and the Lords have drunk too much wine and demand to have their fortunes told.

I’m very much in two minds about this trilogy. One the one hand I read it all in the space of two days, and it is quite long at over 1200 pages. But on the other hand it read like fanfiction to me. And not very good fanfiction. Come to think about it, that may be the reason I read it so fast. The more I read, the more I saw Jaenelle as a Mary-Sue device and less as an actual character.

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The Liveship Traders by

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Books in series: Ship of Magic The Mad Ship Ship of Destiny reread with ffseries She wondered what it would have been like to be perfect. I really love Hobb’s writing. And while I slightly prefer her Fitz books I do love this Liveship trilogy too. I can’t say too much about the plot as I don’t want to spoil

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The Golem’s Eye by

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ISBN: 0552550272 #2 in The Bartimaeus Trilogy Group Read: FFseries Although in the previous book Nathaniel said, almost promised, he wouldn’t summon Bartimaeus again, events force his hand. He needs a servant demon that he can trust trust. Well, for a certain value of trust, given the relationship between magicians and their slaves. The resistance that made a brief appearance

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The Amulet of Samarkand by

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ISBN: 0552550299 #1 in The Bartimaeus Trilogy Group read: FantasyFavorites & FFseries See also: LibraryThing ; Official Site The temperature of the room dropped fast. Ice formed on the curtains and crusted thickly around the lights in the ceiling. In an alternate modern day London a young boy, Nathaniel is busy summoning what he would call a demon. Bartimaeus, the

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A Song for Arbonne by

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ISBN: 0586216774 Reread with FantasyFavorites On a morning in the springtime of the year, when the snows of the mountains were melting and the rivers swift in their running, Aelis de Miravel watched her husband ride out at dawn to hunt in the forest west of their castle, and shortly after that she took horse herself, travelling north and east

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