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Mark Lawrence's fantasy classic - The Liar's Key

Advantages: A good bit of escapism
Disadvantages: You don't want to join the party on the fifth book

...When it comes to fantasy fiction, few do it better than UK author Mark Lawrence. His first trilogy of books, The Broken Empire, was a clever blend of humour, youthful bloodletting and a cute world based in a future Europe fractured into 100 nation states, ...

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The book that almost got started!

Advantages: A solid start, and the vivacious Violet.
Disadvantages: Never really got going, some uncomfortable "almost" rape scenes.

...in law, knowing my love for anything vampire related, decided she was going to treat me, in the form of this new book, and as i DO judge a book by it's cover (i know sooo shallow!), was quietly confident it was going to be a great read! Violet ...

sarahbarrow 17.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire - Abigail Gibbs

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Too many cogs in Natasha Pulley's Watchmaker of Filigree Street

Advantages: Some great ideas
Disadvantages: Far too busy and messy

...Hands up all those that remember Whose Line is it Anyway, that oh-so-clever witty panel programme where comedians of the day created imaginary stories by mashing together different components suggested to them by a studio audience. In the UK the show ran ...

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Review of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street - Natasha Pulley

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I shoulda just picked my newspaper up off of the floor.

Advantages: It's quick easy reading
Disadvantages: Very basic, unimaginative

The nice security lady at Gatwick airport decided to throw my newspaper on the floor because I hadn’t put it in a tray and because I’d “thrown” it back as per the instructions of the security man at the gate who said, “You can just toss it back on the tra ...

Phelthew 09.01.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Magicians' Guild - Trudi Canavan

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THE MAGICIANS' GUILD (2004) by TRUDI CANAVAN

Advantages: Great vivid world and culture created by the author.
Disadvantages: Long winded, some characters are under developed.

...~~~~~~~~~~ SYNOPSIS ~~~~~~~~~ This book focuses on a young girl, named 'Sonea', whom lived in a city called 'Imardin', in the country of 'Kyraelia.' Like majority of the citizens, Sonea was unfortunate enough to be brought up and live in the 'Slum'. ...

Moogiekupo 25.08.2006 · Read full review
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