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Dazzlingly Different

Advantages: Fascinating blending of fantasy and horror, creating some unique scenarios and set pieces
Disadvantages: Fantasy readers may wonder whether they're reading horror in disguise at some points

'World's End', by Mark Chadbourn, does a wonderful job of inverting the usual fantasy trilogy set-up. Ordinarily with these affairs, we find ourselves witnessing a group of character types we recognise from film, television and the world around us transp ...

RichardW 12.12.2000 · Read full review
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Review of World's End - Mark Chadbourn

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Well Done

Advantages: Good Style, Strong Character
Disadvantages: Can't think of any

‘World’s End’ is the first book by Mark Chadbourn that I have read. This book is a modern fantasy about as the title suggest the end of the World as we know it. Unlike other end of the world stories, Chadbourn’s ‘Worlds End ...

mwaldman 06.07.2001 · Read full review
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I'm no angel, but some of these characters are!

Advantages: lots of sex, well written, unusual female heroine, big book, part one of a trilogy
Disadvantages: big book, lots of sex, part one of a trilogy

Okay, I think the first thing I will do is explain out the advantages and disadvantages, because I'm sure you can see I have put 'lots of sex' and 'big book' under both! I did this because sometimes a big book is great when you want to a book to ...

ffyrestarr 18.06.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Kushiel's Dart - Jacqueline Carey

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Pain, Pleasure, Sensuality and Sexuality

Advantages: Very unique, sensual and sexual, can't put down
Disadvantages: None

Kushiel's Dart is one of the most unique and engaging fantasy novels that I have read in years. The main character, Phedre no Delaunay, is a sort of spy/concubine serving in the Night Court in a society in which being a courtesan is among the highest hon ...

vampyremage 19.11.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Kushiel's Dart - Jacqueline Carey

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A detailed joy

Advantages: Definitely one to keep a weekend free for!
Disadvantages: Might appeal more to female readers

A wonderful story about a spy-courtesan called Phedrem, set in an fantasy world called Terre d'Ange (based around France in the 15-16th Century). She becomes enbroilled in various adventures regarding the succession of the royal family and is assisted by ...

ailsa_uk 14.07.2008 · Read full review
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