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A little mermaid retelling - but much darker than you'd imagine

Advantages: Unique story, unpredictable, beautiful writing, good characters
Disadvantages: Not sure who to root for for a great part of the book

...For those of you that donít know the true story of the little mermaid, that is Hans Christian Andersenís original story, you will probably be very shocked by Drown. Drown is a Little Mermaid re-telling but not the kind that involves singing crabs and fish ...

laurahartleyy 27.10.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Drown - Esther Dalseno

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Raven! Raven with me!!

Advantages: tongue-in-cheek humour, ever so slightly different from most fantasy
Disadvantages: nothing really new under (Middle Earth's) sun

The tone of Dawnthief is set early on, as the opening battle draws to an end and one foe is bravely running away. Hirad Coldheart, one of our heroes, isn't about to let him get away and gives chase. Running hard, he's through a doorway and halfway across ...

Calypte 15.10.2006 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Dawnthief - James Barclay

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James Barclay, the unsung master of action fantasy

Advantages: deep characters, non-stop action
Disadvantages: slightly simplistic in comparison to other authors

Ever since my early teens i have always been fascinated by fantasy novels, I read the hobbit and Lord of the Rings in my early teens and have slowly worked my way through the world of fantasy fiction. Eventually i was recommended James Barclay by a friend ...

Kingy501 12.05.2005 ∑ Read full review
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Dawnthief: Chronicles of the Raven 1

Advantages: very entertaining
Disadvantages: hard to put down

This is a very intense book, very fantasy oriontated elves,dragons and warrior types everything you need for a good fantasy story. It is about seven mercenaries who are getting a bit past their prime and are hired to save the world from the Wytch Lor ...

samnrich 05.02.2006 ∑ Read full review
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What, or rather Who, is Dead Until Dark? .....Vampires!

Advantages: Vampires. Addictive reading.
Disadvantages: Took a little while to get into the story.

Dead Until Dark: A True Blood Novel - Charlaine Harris A few years ago Vampires 'came out' to the world and proved that they really do exist among us and are not just a myth or legend as many people believed. Since their coming out vampires have slow ...

gingelou 10.01.2013 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Dead Until Dark: A True Blood Novel - Charlaine Harris

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