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Backlist Burndown Review: The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell

So Bernard Cornwell is one of those authors that I have wanted to read for a while, but when comes time to pick my next read, I tend to be terribly biased towards speculative fiction. So, when I was trying to scrounge up a book to fit my last square (Arthurian Fantasy) for r/fantasy Bingo, I saw a number of...

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Review: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Paperback Release Update: The paperback of Ink and Bone will be released on April 5, 2016   For those of you that missed my review originally, I absolutely LOVED this book! And now to celebrate the paperback release on April 5th, 2016, I have giveaway share for Throwback Thursday! If you haven’t read the book yet, you can read all the...

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Review: The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon

The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon is packed full of all my fantasy favorites. Assassins, thieves, undesirable arranged marriages, scandalous secrets, switched identities, bandits, magic. Oh, and dragons. It checks lots of boxes, and honestly, it does it all quite well. I quickly became engrossed with the characters. The story is told through numerous POVs, but all are done well...

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Review: Arkwright by Allen Steele

Rarely can a book captivate me so strongly so quickly, but Arkwright hooked me from the very first page. I literally could not put the book aside until I got through the first section. It is a story of vision, aspiration, determination, progress, changing the world and it’s expectations and it is also the story of family, friendships and loyalties....

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Audiobook Review: The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky

The Immortals is a gripping urban fantasy, where the protagonist is more than just a woman trying to help solve a horrendous murder. She is also the Huntress, a Greek goddess dedicated to protecting women and children. I’ll be honest, this is a story that I felt might not work for me, but after hearing rave reviews, particularly for the audiobook...

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Stacking the Shelves – March 12, 2016

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! It’s been another couple of great weeks for book additions! Received for Review     I received two surprise books from Saga Press. Borderline by Mishell Baker in particular is one that I’ve been eying,...

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Review: The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley

Haven’t read the series yet? Check out our giveaway of all three books over at The Speculative Herald!     The Last Mortal Bond is a truly epic conclusion to the The Unhewn Throne trilogy. I just can’t stress enough how much I feel Staveley has grown as a writer since Emperor’s Blades. I felt the first book, The Emperor’s Blades,...