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27 Jun

Reread: The Singer and the Sea – Winter of the World Part 5

The Singer and the Sea is the fifth book in a 6 book series by Michael Scott Rohan and the second part of a 2 book arc. See reviews of Book 1 – The Anvil of Ice Book 2 – The Forge In The Forest Book 3 – The Hammer of the Sun Book 4 […]

02 May

Reread: The Castle of the Winds – Winter of the World Part 4

The Castle of the Winds is the fourth book in a 6 book series by Michael Scott Rohan and the first part of a 2 book arc. See review of book 1 – The Anvil of Ice, book 2 – The Forge In The Forest and book 3 – The Hammer of the Sun. After […]

03 Jul

Reread: The Hammer Of The Sun – Winter of the World Part 3

The Hammer Of The Sun is the third book in a 6 book series by Michael Scott Rohan and the final part of the first 3 book arc. See review of book 1 – The Anvil of Ice and book 2 – The Forge In The Forest. It was with some trepidation I started book […]

06 Jun

Reread: The Forge In The Forest – Winter of the World Part 2

The Forge in the Forest is the second book in a 6 book series by Michael Scott Rohan. See review of book 1 – The Anvil of Ice After being pleasantly surprised by how much I still liked the Anvil of Ice, I started out on book 2. Like the first read through I have […]

22 May

Reread: The Anvil of Ice – Winter of the World Part 1

The Anvil of Ice is the first book in a 6 book series by Michael Scott Rohan I had some spare time to read so grabbed this book for the first ever re-read of it. I had picked up the first 3 parts in a charity shop years ago on a whim and raced through […]

13 Mar

Terry Pratchett 1948-2015

One day I’ll be dead and THEN you’ll all be sorry. Terry Pratchett was not only a fantastic writer but down to earth enough to communicate with his fans on the internet before the web existed. When I was in around first year at High School I was introduced to Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. […]

02 Apr

Couple of weeks of R&R

It was coming up to the end of the year and I had a chunk of holidays left so decided to take two weeks at the end of March. I didn’t get done everything I wanted to do but managed: House Managed to entirely gut the house. Cleaned every room, washed every cup, plate and […]

18 Nov

Dundee City of Culture Bid

It’s been surprising how little and much has been said about Dundee’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2017. How little in the long-run up. And then so much in the last week. Some good, some bad. Some indifferent. The public face of the bid started with the launch of We Dundee with locals […]

02 Apr

Dodger – Terry Pratchett

Dodger follows on from The Long Earth in being a non-Discworld book. I’m not sure whether this is an attempt to hide Pratchetts changing writers voice when working on Discworld novels or simply a way to leave a non-Discworld legacy with some ideas he has but it is a welcome change. I remember reading a […]

28 Feb

The Book of Deacon – Joseph Lallo

I was recommended The Book of Deacon whilst discussing good fantasy novels. It’s the first part in a trilogy by Joseph Lallo and was self published. Within 10 pages I was totally hooked. The descriptive text is simply breathtaking. Myranda Celeste wanders through a frozen waste spurned by those she meets. There is a piece […]

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