Book of the Month (Mod Special) Review – Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding

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Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding was chosen by me (Kirsty) as our first Mod Special: A Super Ultimate Fantastic Extra Bi-Monthly Group Read – after many many recommendations by our newly appointed Mod Sir Lancer (Sir Lancer Recommends #1 – Retribution Falls).

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Book of the Month Review Fantasy May -Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Review by our Member Kimberley de Jong

For our first review of last month we have a very positive look at what proved to be a popular choice. Other reviews will follow –

 

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5/5.
Uprooted carried great promises with it, and to me, those promises were met. Inspired by folklore, this fantasy fairy tale did well to grasp me in its roots (badumtsjj) and carried me through the pages in a breeze. The descriptions of environment, characters and storytelling left a deep impression on me. Continue reading “Book of the Month Review Fantasy May -Uprooted by Naomi Novik”

Review – Red Seas under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (Members review from Hybrid Creature)

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

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BLURB – After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds. But even at this westernmost edge of civilization, they can’t rest for long — and are soon back to what they do best: stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves. Continue reading “Review – Red Seas under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (Members review from Hybrid Creature)”

Review – Too like the lightning: Terra Ignota #1 by Ada Palmer (Members review from Raven)

Publication Date: May 10, 2016

Publisher: Tor Books

   Blurb: Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer–a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished away. Continue reading “Review – Too like the lightning: Terra Ignota #1 by Ada Palmer (Members review from Raven)”

Hugo Novella Nominee Review- Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson

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The first of our Hugo nomination reviews from Kirsty

 

 

Oh Sanderson, how I love thee, let me count the ways…

I really enjoyed this little novella. Perfect State isn’t set in Sanderson’s Cosmere, but instead in some kind of earth based VR/Matrix/Meta style set up in a kind of Sci-Fi/Fantasy mashup.

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