Archive for April, 2016

City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 29, 2016 by davidnm2009

City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett, is a book I’d really like to write a proper review for. My apparent inability to do so is particularly annoying since it was one of the most amazing things I read last year. I strongly recommend it. I know I mentioned this briefly last year, but I want to try and expand on it…

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Safely You Deliver, by Graydon Saunders

Posted in Books, Reviews, Uncategorized with tags , on April 18, 2016 by davidnm2009

“Safely You Deliver” is the third, and most recently-released, instalment in Graydon Saunders’ Commonweal series.

The world of the Commonweal is ancient, and its history is sodden in magic. The Power, as it’s called, has altered everything, from the cultures and economies of the world to the very people themselves. “Human” is a term whose meaning has become rather loose, encompassing as it now does a range of post-human species. Most of these species were deliberately engineered by various Sauron-wannabes to serve as some variety of forced labour. It’s fair to say that it’s not a happy place…

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Aurdwynn Cannot Be Ruled…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2016 by davidnm2009

I’m currently reading Seth Dickinson’s “The Traitor”.

The titular traitor is the viewpoint character, a young woman called Baru Cormorant. Thanks to the recent invasion of her homeland of Taranoke by the Imperial Republic of Falcrest, she finds herself thrust head-first into a foreign land’s struggle for freedom.

But can it really be treason when you’re rebelling against the people who destroyed your home?

Thoughts below the cut…

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