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Pauline's Fantasy Reviews

Reviews of fantasy books, plus some mystery, sci-fi and literary works, and my random thoughts on book-related matters.

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Dragon Queen (The Memory of Flames, #5)
Stephen Deas
The Splintered Eye (The War of Memory Cycle #2)
H. Anthe Davis, Erica Dakin
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February 2014
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February 2014
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reviewed: End Specialist
Fantasy Review BarnThe best speculative fiction takes a what-if? scenario and then explores the possible consequences of that...
The End Specialist - Drew Magary
finished reading:
January 2014
29
reviewed: Stonemouth
This is one of those odd books that I found enjoyable to read at the time, but when I put it down, I lapsed into so-what? apa...
Stonemouth - Iain Banks
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January 2014
24
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Fantasy Review BarnThis is the second book the Alchemancer series, following on from ‘The Five Elements’. Like that one, this...
The Nullification Engine (The Alchemancer: Book Two) - Scott Marlowe
finished reading:
January 2014
11
reviewed: The Annihilation of Foreverland
Fantasy Review BarnThis is something I’ve had sitting on my Kindle for almost two years, it was dirt cheap and I had no expec...
The Annihilation of Foreverland - Tony Bertauski
finished reading:
December 2013
31
reviewed: The Huntsman's Amulet (Society of the Sword, #2)
Fantasy Review BarnThat difficult middle book of the trilogy? Nope, no problem. Just send the hero off in a different directi...
The Huntsman's Amulet (Society of the Sword, #2) - Duncan M. Hamilton
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December 2013
19
reviewed: Destiny
Fantasy Review BarnThis is the third in the ‘Lirieia’s Children’ trilogy, following on from ‘Prophecy’ and ‘Affirmation’. The...
Destiny - S.J. Faerlind
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December 2013
15
reviewed: Wolf by the Ears
Some authors spend their whole careers writing the same book over and over. The names and plot twists and setting may vary, b...
Wolf by the Ears - Lexi Revellian
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December 2013
13
reviewed: Seventh Night
Fantasy Review BarnThe novella prequel to this book, 'The Girl With No Name', was hugely entertaining, a charming fairytale w...
Seventh Night - Iscah
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December 2013
05
reviewed: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
This is one of those pleasantly sweet little books that could have been something really good, profound even, but instead is ...
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson
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December 2013
02
reviewed: The Rook
Fantasy Review BarnI started 2014 with a determination to reduce my backlog of books to be read, books I've already bought an...
The Rook  - Daniel O'Malley
November 2013
27
reviewed: Hunting
Fantasy Review BarnNow here’s a thing: a book by Andrea K Höst that doesn’t set me on fire. It’s a perfectly fine, entertaini...
Hunting - Andrea K. Höst
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November 2013
14
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Fantasy Review BarnThis is one of those books with loads of interesting ideas where the execution falls a little flat. The co...
Keepers of Arden (Brothers, #1) - L.K. Evans
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November 2013
12
reviewed: Child Inside
I'm not sure what to make of this book. It's not the sort of thing I normally read - it's contemporary, and might perhaps fit...
The Child Inside - Suzanne Bugler
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November 2013
08
reviewed: The Whole Truth
Fantasy Review BarnI don't read a lot of urban fantasy, but this one has a great premise: Cleo has an unusual talent. She can...
The Whole Truth - Jody Wallace
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October 2013
25
reviewed: Old Filth
I think I must be losing my tolerance for books written to a theme, rather than the author’s burning desire to tell a story. ...
Old Filth - Jane Gardam