Update: Upcoming Book Reviews For September


I have been sitting on a number of reviews, which for one reason or another, I have not had the time to post this month. But don’t fret, with a new month almost upon us, here are some of the titles you can expect to see reviewed during September.


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  • Children’s classic, The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis in which the Pevensie siblings enter the magical land of Narnia for the first time.
  • Richard K. Morgan’s cult cyberpunk début novel, Altered Carbon; a noir murder mystery in a future where death has been made obsolete with the advent of technology that can transfer human consciousness into brand new bodies.
  • The genre bending Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff that seamlessly blends dystopia and steampunk with a Japanese aesthetic.
  • Maurice Broaddus’ unique urban fantasy re-telling of the Arthurian Legend, set in a contemporary inner city African-American neighbourhood, King Maker. A novel which can best be described as King Arthur meets The Wire.
  • The Minority Report, a short story from the late great Philip K. Dick.
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  • Also there’s Full Moon Rising by Australian author Keri Arthur; the first outing for the half-werewolf, half-vampire, urban fantasy heroine, Riley Jensen.
  • Trudi Canavan returns to the land of Kyralia with The Ambassador’s Mission, the first book of The Traitor Spy trilogy.
  • Another short-story from Philip K. Dick, this time, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.
  • More shenanigans with Rachel Morgan in book two of the amazing Hollows series, The Good, The Bad, And The Undead, by Kim Harrison.
  • Also, my favourite instalment of The Chronicles Of Narnia, The Horse And His Boy.

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    Review: Voice Of The Gods By Trudi Canavan


    A disappointing book brings a disappointing trilogy to a disappointing conclusion.


    Book CoverVoice Of The Gods
    (The Age Of The Five Trilogy, Book 3)

    Trudi Canavan

    Genre: High Fantasy
    Publisher: Orbit
    Format: Paperback, 672 Pages
    Date: 3rd April 2008 (First Published 2006)

    ISBN-10: 1841495174
    ISBN-13: 978-1841495170

    Purchase From: Amazon | Book Depository

    It’s fair to say that the first two books of The Age Of The Five Trilogy were underwhelming to me. In spite of this I held on to the hope that history would repeat itself; that the third instalment of this Trudi Canavan trilogy would blow me away in the same manner as book three of The Black Magician Trilogy, had done. Regrettably, my hope was misplaced. Not only is Voice Of The Gods not in the same league as, The High Lord, it is also the weakest book of this trilogy.

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    Review: Angelfall By Susan Ee


    Yet another dystopian Young Adult phenomenon soon to be receiving the Hollywood treatment.


    Book CoverAngelfall
    (Penryn And The End Of Days, Book 1)

    Susan Ee

    Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult
    Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
    Format: Paperback, 336 Pages
    Date: 23rd May 2013 (First Published 2011)

    ISBN-10: 144477851X
    ISBN-13: 978-1444778519

    Purchase From: Amazon | Book Depository

    Once upon a time, publishing houses would publish books that told a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. In recent times, however, it has become the case that an increasing number of books are being needlessly split into multiple instalments, to tell stories that could and should be told in a single volume. A cynical person might conclude that the driving force behind this trend is obviously to squeeze more money out of readers’ pockets.

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