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Book Review: The First Law series

What if I told you there was a fantasy book which had a story as expansive as Lord of the Rings, as bloody as… 595 more words

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A Recipe for the Perfect Bad Guy?

Are there a lot of hunchbacked monarch’s about lately, or is it me?

No sooner had the Hollow Crown finished than the cinema over the road from my office started advertising a live airing of Ralph Fiennes as Richard III. 465 more words

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Friday Face Off:The Blood is Life... and it Shall be Mine!

The Friday Face off is a weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy and the official rules can be found here.  This is a fun way to feature your favorite book covers and show off your favorite edition! 74 more words


Friday Face-Off 19th August 2016.

The Friday Face-Off is a new meme created by Books by Proxy, where the idea is to compare the UK and US covers of a book with each week being a certain theme, this week’s theme is: “The blood is life… and it shall be mine!”- a cover which features ‘blood’ 114 more words


Last Argument of Kings, by Joe Abercrombie / *****

I’ve been marathoning my way through the First Law trilogy now for a while, and with each new chapter, falling more and more under Joe Abercrombie’s spell. 760 more words

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The Blade Itself (Joe Abercrombie 2006)

Joe Abercrombie’s The First Law trilogy is one which I’ve wanted to read for a while. As a result I was quite pleased when I discovered a box set containing the original trilogy going for a decent price. 765 more words


The Blade Itself - Joe Abecrombie

George RR Martin has already waxed lyrical about the stories told by Joe Abercrombie. If this first part of a trilogy, the First Law trilogy, is anything to go by then the Game of Thrones creator is spot on. 262 more words