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REVIEW: Swordspoint – Ellen Kushner

(Bantam Books 2003, novel originally published 1987) I don’t recall where I first read about Swordspoint, but it was certainly on Redhead’s blog where I read about the sequel, The Privilege of the Sword. Although for her the sequel didn’t … Continue reading

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REVIEW: HHhH – Laurent Binet

(Vintage 2013, translated by Sam Taylor; originally published by Éditions Grasset et Fasquelle 2009) This is the story of Operation Anthropoid, a daring mission in German-occupied Czechoslovakia, to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, second in command of the SS and hated ‘Protector’ … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Lions of Al-Rassan – Guy Gavriel Kay

In the peninsula which is divided between the three northern kingdoms of the former Esperaña (Jaloña, Valledo and Ruenda) and Al-Rassan in the south, an uneasy truce prevails. The people of the northern kingdoms generally follow the Jaddite religion, whereas … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Emperor’s Edge – Lindsay Buroker

(self-published e-book 2010) This was another recommendation from Erin at Aelia Reads (she recommended Please Ignore Vera Dietz, which I enjoyed), and which I downloaded for my Kindle along with a short story collection and the sequel. The Emperor’s Edge … Continue reading

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The Sarantine Mosaic – Guy Gavriel Kay

(HarperCollins 2011) Sailing to Sarantium (1998) / Lord of Emperors (2000) I’m not sure why I haven’t read more books by Guy Gavriel Kay. Back when I was a student, a friend lent me all three books of the Fionavar … Continue reading

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