Bloodline Gypsy by Shirley A. Martin (Members Review from Shawnie)

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Bloodline Gypsy: Jook and Gypsies Vol. 1 by Shirley A. Martin, published June 29, 2013 by Authorhouse.

Goodreads Blurb:

A supernatural thriller of chilling carnage and primal beauty, Bloodling Gypsy unearths the origin of a mythical creature that has plagued history since the dark ages. Tracing an inherent line of magic back to Eygpt in 981 AD, this dark fantasy reveals the mysterious link between gypsies and werewolves. A yoke that, twelve hundred years later, reveals itself in the form of a birthmark stamped on children born of Louvari descent. When Susannah Henika loses her mother in a tragic accident, she moves to a mountain resort town to live with a father she has never known. She falls victim to night terrors and an impending sense of dread. She meets a woman in the woods, Madalina Sadrinovic, whose uncanny ways set Susannah ill at ease. Strange and foreboding events follow the arrival of Madalins’s twin brother Luca, and a local boy goes missing. The American teenager befins to suspect that, somehow linked to the strange markings on her hand. She may be one of the last remaining humans, genetically predestined to bare the offspring of an altered species, a distant ancestor forged into the world.

★★★★

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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”

Books of the Month – May 2015

Somehow it’s already May, and that means it’s time to share our Books of the MonthDragons & Jetpacks reads two books a month, one fantasy and one sci-fi – the first week of each month is when members make suggestions, and the second is used for voting. We’re always happy to meet fellow fans of the genres, so you’re more than welcome to join the group!

Science Fiction

Stranger in a Strange Land

Goodreads

Valentine Michael Smith is a human being raised on Mars, newly returned to Earth. Among his people for the first time, he struggles to understand the social mores and prejudices of human nature that are so alien to him, while teaching them his own fundamental beliefs in grokking, watersharing, and love. Continue reading “Books of the Month – May 2015”

Michael J Sullivan – Book of the Month Theft of Swords- Ask the Author Review

Michael J. SullivanMichael writes classical fantasy and science fiction with unlikely heroes and epic adventures. His books have sold more than three quarters of a million English language copies, been translated into 12 foreign languages, and appeared on more than 150 best-of or most-anticipated lists.

Last year we chose Theft of Swords, part one of the Riyria Revelations as our Fantasy Book of the Month for October and Michael J Sullivan was kind enough to do an ask the author thread for us.

Here I will show some of the questions and answers from the thread including a really interesting comparison of his upcoming series Age of Myths to his other work.

Also keep an eye out for an upcoming interview by our own Sir Lancer with the author, where Sir Lancer asks a more interesting variety of Questions. Continue reading “Michael J Sullivan – Book of the Month Theft of Swords- Ask the Author Review”