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    Review: The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston

    “After ten years on the run, dodging daemons and debt, reviled magician Edrin Walker returns home to avenge the brutal murder of his friend. Lynas had uncovered a terrible secret, something that threatened to devour the entire city. He tried to warn the Arcanum, the sorcerers who rule the city. He failed. Lynas was skinned alive and Walker felt every…

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    Review: Dragon Road by Joseph Brassey

    “A murderous plot aboard a city-sized flying ship must be averted before a crazed cult sends a million people to their deaths. When portal-mage Harkon Bright and his apprentice are asked to help select a new captain for the immense skyship Elysium, they quickly find themselves embroiled in its Machiavellian officer’s court. Aboard the Iseult, the warlord Azrael, saved by…

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    Review: Lost Gods by Micah Yongo

    “In an epic fantasy kingdom inspired by African legends, a young assassin finds himself hunted by the brothers and sisters he has trained alongside since birth. A teenaged assassin is hunted by his own Brotherhood as he seeks to uncover a supernatural conspiracy before it’s too late Neythan is one of five adolescents trained and raised together by a mysterious…

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    Review: Blood of Assassins by RJ Barker

    “THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING… The assassin Girton Club-foot and his master have returned to Maniyadoc in hope of finding sanctuary, but death, as always, dogs Girton’s heels. The place he knew no longer exists.  War rages across Maniyadoc, with three kings claiming the same crown – and one of them is Girton’s old friend Rufra. Girton…

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    Review: Clockwork City by Paul Crilley

    “My name is Gideon Tau, but most people just call me London. (Because that’s where I’m from. Get it? Hilarious.) Three years ago, someone killed my daughter. I sacrificed everything (the human race included) to learn his name – and then had to allow that knowledge to be erased from my mind in order to save the world I’d doomed.…

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    Review: Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby

    “When dragons rise from the earth, firefighters are humanity’s last line of defence, in this wild near-future fantasy. Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his final fire call, he discovers he’s immune to dragon smoke. It’s such a rare power that he’s immediately conscripted…

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    Review: Sworn to the Night by Craig Schaefer

    “Marie Reinhart is an NYPD detective on the trail of a serial killer. When she sleeps, though, she dreams of other lives; she dreams of being a knight, in strange wars and strange worlds. On the other side of the city, Nessa Roth is a college professor trapped in a loveless marriage, an unwilling prop in a political dynasty. She’s…

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    Review: The Doors at Dusk and Dawn by Bradley P. Beaulieu

    “In the western reaches of the Great Shangazi Desert, the long-distance horse race known as Annam’s Traverse is about to begin. All is thrown in doubt, however, when Sukru the Reaping King arrives unannounced from Sharakhai and puts forth a champion of his own. For a young woman named Leorah, the more important matter is the fabled amethyst ring offered…

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    Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

    “‘Somebody’s going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won’t appear to be a murder and so the murderer won’t be caught. Rectify that injustice and I’ll show you the way out.’ It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is…

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    The Key to Enjoying The Last Jedi

      Warning: this post contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so please do not read before watching the film if you want to avoid them. Image copyright – StarWars.com.   So the latest Star Wars blockbuster The Last Jedi has hit cinemas, the eighth instalment of the “saga” films following on from 2015’s The Force Awakens. And…