Category Archives: Fantasy

REVIEW: Perfiditas – Alison Morton

Self-published/SilverWood Books 2013 Inevitably, a review of this book will contain spoilers for the first title in the series, Inceptio, so if you haven’t read it and don’t like spoilers, look away now… Perfiditas is set seven years after Inceptio … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Inceptio – Alison Morton

(self-published/SilverWood Books 2013) The premise for this book, the first in a series set in Roma Nova, is that Rome never really died out, but colonisers left the city during the downfall of the Roman Empire to found a new … Continue reading

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DWJ March: the end

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the Diana Wynne Jones posts this month, even if I haven’t posted about the books I’ve been prompted to re-read (Power of Three, Charmed Life, Witch Week, and Enchanted Glass) by Kristen at We Be … Continue reading

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DWJ March – The Game: Diana Wynne Jones

I’d originally intended not to review anything for DWJ March except The Islands of Chaldea, but I picked The Game up a couple of weeks ago to re-read (since I’d only read it once before), and thought I might as … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Torrent – Lindsay Buroker

(self-published e-book, 2013) Book 1 in Rust and Relics series Delia and Simon are wandering around Arizona in their campervan using Delia’s archaeological knowledge (and her Indiana Jones-ish bullwhip skills) and Simon’s tech wizardry to locate and retrieve historical artefacts … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Islands of Chaldea – Diana Wynne Jones

Since Diana Wynne Jones’ death from cancer in 2011, fans of her books (of whom I count myself) have had to satisfy themselves with a fair number of novels and a couple of collections of short stories, primarily written for … Continue reading

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DWJ March – Favourite villain

Again, this is another difficult choice, because Diana Wynne Jones was excellent at providing realistic antagonists, whether human or otherworldly, ranging from malevolent goddess embodied in a doll, the Monigan, from Time of the Ghost, to the warlock Balsam brothers … Continue reading

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DWJ March – Favourite supporting character

I started out by thinking that the obvious answer is Millie, from the Chrestomanci books, but actually, the more I think about this, the more there are fantastic supporting characters in all of Jones’ books. Jones does sibling relationships particularly … Continue reading

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DWJ March – Favourite main character

This should have been posted on the 3 March, but I’m catching up! There are so many great protagonists in Diana Wynne Jones’ books, it’s hard to pick just one. I really like her double acts in Deep Secret (Rupert … Continue reading

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DWJ March: Favourite cover

There are some pretty terrible covers out there for Jones’s books, like my hardback of Conrad’s Fate, which is just dull. Having copies issued by several publishers, of course, means that the cover art is pretty varied. This cover of … Continue reading

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