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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 I’d love to write a published book one day, I confess that I’m 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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Hail the Emperor of Fantasy Fiction, Mark Lawrence

Advantages: Perfect ending to the Thorns trilogy in every way
Disadvantages: None for me

...Mark Lawrence’s wonderful Broken Empire trilogy ends with Emperor of Thorns. The book is a lovely example of sci fi fantasy and they are rare books that will remain on my bookcase once read (I read so many books that 99% of the ones I buy pass into our wo ...

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The Lands Beyond: Impressive Debut Novel

Advantages: Well written, good story, appeals to a wide range of ages
Disadvantages: A bit too short, so rushed in places; some inconsistencies in a few details.

THE AUTHOR Marie Lange is the oldest daughter of some close friends. She lives in Cyprus, and has been home educated for most of her life. She was just fifteen when she wrote this book, as part of the ‘NaNoWriMo’ challenge in November 2012. She wrot ...

Kukana 29.08.2013 · Read full review
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Fantastic Gaiman tells a tale of reminiscence and lost memories

Advantages: The Gaiman magic of fantasy and memory
Disadvantages: Too short; I wanted more!

...What makes an author tick? I've often wondered what's at the heart of Neil Gaiman's consciousness, and how he formulates his ideas to ensure a captivating piece of literature. I think that with 'Ocean at the End of the Lane' I get closer to that un ...

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The Ocean and the End of the Lane - I was swept away

Advantages: Easy to get lost in
Disadvantages: It had to end!

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. A sweet, sad and a little scary fantasy tale. This book can be bought on Amazon for around Ł6. I got mine from my local library - support your libraries! The copy I have read is the hardback version (the ...

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