Category Archives: Fantasy

The Unglamorous Glams

Spoiler Check: This post is about The Glamour by Christopher Priest and is packed to the gills with spoilers   There is something hideously unsettling about Christopher Priest’s works. He has a way of getting in under the reader’s defences and wreaking havoc. … Continue reading

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Not so dark yet

Spoiler Check: I am up to Chapter 3 “Summoned to oppose” of Part Two of The Last Dark by Stephen R Donaldson  There is no point pretending otherwise. I embarked on The Last Dark, the final instalment of the seemingly … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Covenant

 It is fun to listen to Veronica Belmont mangle names of  authors on the Sword & Laser podcast, even if she only does that for effect. Most S & L episodes include Veronica and her co-host Tom Merritt reading out, … Continue reading

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Bridge of Birds Bridges the Pigeon-Holes

 As ever, I have a both a Kindle book and an Audible book on the go. While Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel occupies the “Now Playing” tab on my Audible app, I am around 40% of the way through Bridge … Continue reading

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Channelling the One Power in the Fourth Age

Spoiler Check: I have completed A Memory of Light (Book 14 of the Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson  One of my own personal expectations, before completing the Wheel of Time series, was that something would happen … Continue reading

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The Hall of the Lame Wolf

Spoiler Check: I am about one-third of the way through Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Not that spoilers are much of a consideration in the context of a novelisation of well-known historical events.  Not everything I read is SF or fantasy. Wolf … Continue reading

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Who Killed Mrs. Trakand?

MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT for anyone who has not read, or not finished, A Memory of Light (Book 14 of the Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson!  Judging by the search strings which bring traffic to this blog, there … Continue reading

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