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Mark Lawrence plays it safe with Prince of Fools

Advantages: Solid fantasy fiction with a believable world
Disadvantages: Too similar to what has come before

While Id love to write a published book one day, I confess that Im lazy after working all day and I find it far easier to rattle off a self published review on an evening rather than continue on the long straight and narrow with one of the two half comp ...

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Review of Prince of Fools - Mark Lawrence

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Taming a horse is more difficult than it seems

Advantages: amazing book, great storyline
Disadvantages: -

...This book is based on a race that happens every year; it is predominantly speaking a horse race. However, these horses are water horses 'capall uisce' or 'cappiall uisce' and as the races happens there are results of deaths, masochism at the height. this ...

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Review of The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater

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Michael J Sullivan's The Rose and the Thorn - no prickly prose!

Advantages: A yarn of epic proportion and well written
Disadvantages: None for me

...Michael J Sullivans The Rose and the Thorn is the second in the series of Riyria (the Chronicles) which is a prequel to the earlier published and successful run of books, The Riyria Revelations. The tales follow the exploits of two witty, intelligent a ...

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Review of The Rose and the Thorn - Michael J Sullivan

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Not the Heavenly storyline to be expected

Advantages: excellent world
Disadvantages: bad ending

The city of heavenly fire is the final installment in the Mortal Instruments saga and whilst the basis of the book is story as Clare always seems to manage due to creating a new world like never before, the story line it could be stated is not up to par. ...

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Review of City Of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare

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A good ending to the Starcrossed trilogy

Advantages: Picked up the ending of the last book. Exciting plot,
Disadvantages: Quite long. Didn't enjoy it as much as previous books

'She wrapped her arms around his chest and let the tears come...for Orion, for herself and for Lucas. She had the power over the most magnificent forces on Earth, but she still didn't feel like she had power over the most important thing of all - her own ...

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Review of Goddess - Josephine Angelini

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