Fantasy

Soulless | Steampunk fun

Soulless | Steampunk fun

“Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. ”

With a description like that things can only get better. This little book was one of the best finds I’ve had in a while. Ms Carriger writes a very tongue in cheek account about life as a spinster during the Victorian age.
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Dragon Actually | Fun, trashy fantasy


It’s been a very long time since my last post. Partly because this year seemed to fly by in a blur and partly because I have been in a writing slump. And really the only way to get past that is to sit down and write something. So simple, isn’t it?

Fortunately I have found some completely fun and trashy literature to share. Even though I promised to read all the deep and heart wrenching novels all my friends insisted on lending me (sorry guys).  Enter the dragon. Well, Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken. The cover should tell you a lot about this book đŸ˜ˆ
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Vintage David Brin – All new to me

It has been too long since I’ve been able to update! Contract work has a way of taking over one’s life, however I am back with something a little unusual. I have always considered myself a David Brin fan, but discovered last week that there are quite a few of his books that haven’t crossed my path. I downloaded “The Practice Effect” thinking it was a new book only to realise that this little gem must have been one of his first books. The copyright states 1984, the same time the Uplift Saga appeared. (perhaps to ride on the coat tails of that famous series?)

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Graceling | Mesmerising Fantasy

Graceling, Kristin Cashore’s first book was a welcome change from the standard rehashed fantasy so often found in book stores. A friend recommended the book and I must commend her taste in Fantasy. I devoured Graceling in record time.

The story follows Lady Kasta, a young woman with an exceptional talent for fighting. Marked by her mismatched eyes, one green and one blue, Katsa is easily recognised as King Randa’s graceling (gifted) enforcer. The king’s orders are becoming ever more unreasonable and Katsa strikes back by forming a secret  council of like minded people who promote justice over cruelty.

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