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Fields of Gold – The Romp of Steampunk In The Old West Continues

Book Review : Fields of Gold Magnificent Devices #12 e-book By Shelley Adina Spoiler Alert! Summary Book 12 in the Magnificent Devices steampunk series! If a wedding won’t stop a war, what will? Gloria Meriwether-Astor’s belief in doing the right thing has … Continue reading

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell -What Would It Be Like If England Had Magic?

Book Review : Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell By Susanna Clarke Spoiler Alert! Summary Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me… The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long … Continue reading

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Born Wicked – Is It Women or Witches Who Are Born Wicked?

Book Review : Born Wicked The Cahill Witch Chronicles: Book 1 By Jessica Spotswood Spoiler Alert! Summary Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth … Continue reading

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“The Grand Tour” and “The Mislaid Magician” – My How Time Flies!

Book Review: The Grand Tour By Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer Spoiler Alert!  Summary Kate and Cecy and their new husbands, Thomas and James, are off on a leisurely tour of the Continent. But once they arrive in France, … Continue reading

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“A College of Magics” and “A Scholar of Magics”

Book Review: A College of Magics By Caroline Stevermer Spoiler Alert! Summary Teenager Faris Nallaneen is the heir to the small northern dukedom of Galazon. Too young still to claim her title, her despotic Uncle Brinker has ruled in her … Continue reading

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“Epic” – Can This Dystopian Novel Possibly Live Up To It’s Title?

Book Review : Epic by Conor Kostick Spoiler Alert! Generations ago, violence was banned on New Earth. Society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. Everyone plays. If you win, you have … Continue reading

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“Larklight” – Space Pirates, Spiders and a Prim Victorian Teenager

Book Review : Larklight, A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in                                                                the Farthest Reaches of Space by Philip Reeve Spoiler Alert! Art Mumby has … Continue reading

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