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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss: Book Review

Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.  The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet

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The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle #2) by Ursula K. Le Guin: A Review

When young Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, everything is taken away – home, family, possessions, even her name. For she is now Arha, the Eaten One, guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan.  While she is learning her way through the dark labyrinth, a young

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A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin: Book Review

Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth.  Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold

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The Last Battle (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) by C.S. Lewis: Book Review

The Unicorn says that humans are brought to Narnia when Narnia is stirred and upset. And Narnia is in trouble now: A false Aslan roams the land. Narnia’s only hope is that Eustace and Jill, old friends to Narnia, will be able to find the true Aslan and restore peace to the land. Their task

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The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia #6) by C.S. Lewis: Book Review

Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor…or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia #5) by C.S. Lewis: Book Review

Lucy and Edmund, with their dreadful cousin Eustace, get magically pulled into a painting of a ship at sea. That ship is the Dawn Treader, and on board is Caspian, King of Narnia. He and his companions, including Reepicheep, the valiant warrior mouse, are searching for seven lost lords of Narnia, and their voyage will

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The Spook’s Sacrifice (The Wardstone Chronicles #6) by Joseph Delaney: Book Review

As the Spook’s apprentice Tom’s first duty is to protect the County from the dark. But now Mam needs his help in her homeland of Greece. One of the most dangerous of the old gods, the Ordeen, is about to return there, bringing slaughter and devastation. Meanwhile, the Devil himself is still loose and if

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The Spook’s Mistake (The Wardstone Chronicles #5) by Joseph Delaney: Book Review

As danger increases in the County, Tom is sent far north by his master to be trained by Bill Arkwright, another Spook. Arkwright lives in a haunted mill on the edge of a treacherous marsh and his training methods prove to be harsh and sometimes cruel. But he has toughened up many previous apprentices and

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The Spook’s Stories: Grimalkin’s Tale (The Wardstone Chronicles #4.5) by Joseph Delaney: Book Review

‘I fear nobody. But my enemies fear me . . . Without ruthlessness and savagery I would not survive even a week of the life I lead. I am the witch assassin of the Malkin clan.’ Meet Grimalkin, the fearsome witch assassin, and find out how she came to take the role she now holds.

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The Spook’s Battle (The Wardstone Chronicles #4) by Joseph Delaney: Book Review

In Pendle the witches are rising and the three most powerful witch clans are rumoured to be uniting in order to conjure an unimaginable evil. Together they will be capable of raising the dark made flesh – the Devil himself. Tom and the Spook need to set off for Pendle to avert the unthinkable. -Goodreads

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The Spook’s Secret (The Wardstone Chronicles #3) by Joseph Delaney: Book Review

In this third and terrifying instalment in the Wardstone Chronicles, the nights are drawing in and it’s time for Tom and his master to move to Anglezarke, the Spook’s winter house. Tom has heard it will be a sinister and menacing place but nothing could fully prepare him for what he finds there. For this

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The Spook’s Apprentice (The Wardstone Chronicles #1) by Joseph Delaney: Book Review

Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local Spook. The job is hard, the Spook is distant and many apprentices have failed before Thomas. Somehow Thomas must learn how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts. But when he is tricked into freeing Mother Malkin,

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Bilbo’s Last Song by J. R. R. Tolkien: Book Review

“Farewell to Middle-Earth at Last, I see the star above your mast!” Bilbo’s Last Song is considered by many to be Tolkien’s epilogue to his classic work The Lord of the Rings. As Bilbo Baggins takes his final voyage to the Undying Lands, he must say goodbye to Middle-earth. Poignant and lyrical, the song is both a

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