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The Blades of the Rose – Zoe Archer

(Zebra e-book bundle, 2010) Warrior / Scoundrel / Rebel / Stranger Having read these four books consecutively, I think it’s easier to write about them together rather than separately. The Blades of the Rose is an international organization, with their … Continue reading

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea – Jules Verne

(electronic book © Pennsylvania State University, originally published 1869) I recall reading this when I was a child (in, I think, a heavily abridged version with sensational pictures), but had remembered so little of the book (apart from the pearl fisher … Continue reading

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Discussion – Diana Wynne Jones

This post has been prompted by the news that Diana Wynne Jones is suffering from cancer and that she has decided to stop her chemotherapy. Jones’ books have been important to me throughout my reading life – ever since I … Continue reading

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‘The Curse of Chalion’ and ‘Paladin of Souls’ – Lois McMaster Bujold

Many readers may know Bujold through her series of SF novels featuring Miles Vorkosigan (I’ve read three of this series, Shards of Honor, Barrayar and Ethan of Athos), but these two books of hers are set in a fantasy world … Continue reading

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