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Month: January 2019


The Gilded Wolves

Behind the doors of the lavish L’Eden hotel, hotelier Séverin is working towards claiming his true inheritance, denied to him but the patriarchs of the Houses of Paris. He’s a treasure hunter, thief and orphan. The Order of Babel hoards artefacts, forged with magical properties,…


Origins: How the Earth Made Us

Humans are a product of the Earth we live on. In Lewis Dartnell’s latest book, he explores human evolution out of the forests, into the savannah and across the globe. What made us the dominant species we are today? The narrative threads of history and…

Crime Fiction

Red Snow

Red Snow is the sequel to Dark Pines and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book. After Dark Pines helped me get the hang of audiobooks, I knew I had to listen to the sequel, Red Snow. I liked revisiting Gavrik and…


The House of Shattered Wings

In an alternate Paris, fallen angels rule the city. The Great War left its mark on the city, leaving the Seine polluted and grand landmarks in ruins. When Phllipe is present when Isabel falls, he is drawn into House Silverspires, who live surrounded by the…

Weekly Update

Another Week Gone (IMWAYR)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by The Book Date. I’ve been doing a bit of blog housekeeping this week, including making my mobile template a little less rubbish. Google short links seem to have stopped working already, so I’m down to manual…

Science Fiction

The Last

Jon is attending a conference in a Swiss hotel the day the world ends. As nuclear war breaks out, a group of twenty survivors take shelter in the hotel. This is Jon’s account. It didn’t seem as real as the headlines. Maybe we had all…

New Releases

On My Radar: February

What are publishers doing to us? I count a whopping 24 books coming out in February that I’d read if time travel was a reality. I’ve marked the ones I’ve actually pre-ordered with *. Dates are based on UK print editions (unless US only) but…

General Fiction, Literary


Felix loses his job as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre, when his ambitious interpretation of The Tempest goes to far. Exiled from his old life, he takes a job in a prison, teaching inmates to perform theatre. When an opportunity to take revenge on…