Book Review: 24 Hours in Ancient Rome by Philip Matyszak

24 Hours in Ancient Rome is a fascinating, light-hearted and fun, yet informative, exploration into the everyday life of people living in Ancient Rome. Set during the rule of the Emperor Hadrian in the year AD 137, this book sees Rome and its empire at its peak – ruling from north of Britain to the …

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Book Review: The Hero of Ages

This review will contain spoilers for the previous books in the series – The Final Empire and The Well of Ascension. You have been warned! As the third and concluding book in Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy, I was excited to read this book up, but I also went in with sense of trepidation. Sanderson has …

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Book Review: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

This review will have spoilers for the first book in the series, The Final Empire. With the death of the Lord Ruler, the overthrowing of the Final Empire, the Skaa people freed and a fundamentally good man sat on the throne in Elend Venture, you would be forgiven for thinking that the start of this …

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Book Review: The Toy Makers by Robert Dinsdale

Filled with wonder and nostalgia, The Toy Makers is equally as dark and distressing as it is magical and childlike. I don’t think that I have ever read a book quite like this, and yet it is testament to Robert Dinsdale’s writing skills that he managed to make much of the book feel very familiar. …

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Book Review: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Warning: This review may contain some spoilers for the previous book in the series – The City of Brass. The second book in the Daevabad Trilogy, The Kingdom of Copper returns us to S.A. Chakraborty’s magnificent and magical Middle-Eastern fantasy world that we discovered in the first book in the series, The City of Brass. …

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Book Review: The Beasts of Grimheart by Kieran Larwood

Warning: this review may contain some spoilers for two previous books in the series: The Legend of Podkin One-Ear and The Gift of Dark Hollow. The final book in the Podkin-One Ear story, The Beasts of Grimheart by Kieran Larwood follows the previous two books of the series in being a fast-paced, fun, classic adventure …

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Book Review: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty is a Middle-eastern inspired fantasy/historical fantasy novel – full to bursting with amazing world-building, complex characters and intriguing mythology – and I loved it.   The story mainly follows Nahri, an orphan and thief/con artist from the back-streets of 18th century Cairo. One of her ‘jobs’ gives her …

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