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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

THE LIGHTNING THIEF is the 1st novel featuring Percy Jackson. Percy is a demi-god – his mother is human and his absent father is a Greek god. But in the beginning he doesn’t know this. He suffers from ADHD and … Continue reading

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Darien: Empire of Salt by C.F. Iggulden

Conn Iggulden, writing under the name C.F Iggulden has published his first fantasy novel ‘Darien: Empire of Salt’. I don’t often read fantasy but I love Conn Iggulden’s historical fiction novels so decided to give this a go. I’m glad … Continue reading

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The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

I absolutely loved my introduction to Matthew Reilly last year with ‘The Tournament’. I also enjoyed ‘The Great Zoo of China’ even though it is completely different. This book is apparently much more his style. It is an action book … Continue reading

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The Prince and the Pilgrim by Mary Stewart

‘The Prince and the Pilgrim’ has been grouped with the other books of Mary Stewart’s Arthurian saga – ‘The Crystal Cave’, ‘The Hollow Hills’, ‘The Last Enchantment’, and ‘The Wicked Day’. But, it doesn’t seem to have very much in … Continue reading

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Troy: Fall of Kings by David and Stella Gemmell

The first time I read this book, I read it as a stand-alone book and thoroughly enjoyed it. This time I’ve read it as the third book of a trilogy (book 1 is ‘Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow’ and … Continue reading

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Troy: Shield of Thunder by David Gemmell

Troy: Shield of Thunder is the second book in David Gemmell’s Troy trilogy. It continues on from book1 ‘Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow’, following a different set of characters. The final book in the trilogy is ‘Troy: Fall of … Continue reading

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Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell

Wow, this is one of the best books that I’ve ever read. It’s been on my reading list for months and I’m glad I finally got to it. It’s part 1 of a trilogy, so now I can’t wait to … Continue reading

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The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart

After Mary Stewart’s brilliant Merlin Trilogy (‘The Crystal Cave’, ‘The Hollow Hills’, ‘The Last Enchantment’), she produced a sequel to complete the Arthurian Saga. The Wicked Day is Mordred’s story. Near the end of ‘The Hollow Hills’, the young Arthur … Continue reading

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The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment is the third book of Mary Stewart’s Merlin Trilogy and follows on from ‘The Crystal Cave’ and ‘The Hollow Hills’. The Trilogy tells the story of King Arthur (and Merlin of course) from Merlin’s point of view. … Continue reading

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The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

While the books of Mary Stewart’s Merlin Trilogy can be read as stand-alone books, they are best read as a trilogy. The first book, ‘The Crystal Cave’ follows Merlin’s life up to the conception of King Arthur. This book follows … Continue reading

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