Book Review: The Passengers by John Marrs

Fast and frantic from the word go, The Passengers by John Marrs was a fun read that I shot through. Sure, it all felt a little ridiculous at times, but I enjoyed it. And that is all that really counts, right? Set in the near future in the UK, this is a world were self-driving …

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Book Review: City of the Damned (Gotrex and Felix) by David Guymer

If you're any sort of fan of books set in the old Warhammer Fantasy world, then you have probably heard of, and most likely read, the Gotrex and Felix novels from the late 1990s and early 2000s. At least the original series by William King anyway - I know I have read all of these …

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Book Review: Heroes by Stephen Fry

Heroes is the second book in Stephen Fry's  planned Mythos Trilogy and brings us stories of some of the Ancient Greek's greatest and most iconic heroes (you don't say? With that title?). The first book, Mythos, brought us a light-hearted and fun retelling of the Greek stories about the immortal Olympian gods and the titans - and …

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Book Review: Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie

This review may contain spoilers for the previous books in the First Law series – The Blade Itself and Before They Are Hanged In the Last Argument of Kings, the final book in the First Law trilogy, Joe Abercrombie has created a fitting and spectacular end to this gritty and grim, with the occasional touches …

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Book Review: 24 Hours in Ancient Athens by Philip Matyszak

24 Hours in Ancient Athens by Philip Matyszak is the third book in a series of light-hearted, yet incredibly informative, non-fiction books covering the ancient world – with the previous books having covered Ancient Rome and Ancient Egypt. I’d really enjoyed both previous books, so was excited for this one – and it met all …

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Book Review: Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

This review may contain spoilers for the previous book in the series – The Blade Itself Fast paced and relentless. Dark and brutal, but with a heavy undertone of humour, Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie is a real triumph in balancing grim realism,  fantasy, humour and a tiny speck of hope. I had …

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Book Review: 24 Hours in Ancient Egypt by Donald P. Ryan

24 Hours in Ancient Egypt by Donald P. Ryan follows the same informative, yet light-hearted, approach that 24 Hours in Ancient Rome did. This is not really surprising, given that they are both in the same book series, but it is worth mentioning as I had absolutely loved the Roman book. This meant that I …

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