Review: Alanna – Song of the Lioness Quartet, by Tamora Pierce

"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight." Rereading one of my favourite childhood authors as an adult

Review: Chronicles of Ixia, by Maria V Snyder

Synopsis: About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her … Continue reading Review: Chronicles of Ixia, by Maria V Snyder

Review: Ben Aaronovitch – Foxglove Summer

Synopsis: Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take … Continue reading Review: Ben Aaronovitch – Foxglove Summer

Review: The Hawley Book of the Dead – by Chrysler Szarlan

Synopsis: An old house surrounded by acres of forest. A place of secrets, mysteries and magic. This is where Reve Dyer hopes to keep herself and her children safe. But a mysterious figure has haunted Reve for over a decade. And now Reve knows that this person is on her trail again. In Hawley, where the magic … Continue reading Review: The Hawley Book of the Dead – by Chrysler Szarlan

Review: Whispers Underground – by Ben Aaronovitch

Synopsis: Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And its just as well - he's already had run ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the Police Force is less easy. Especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn't even officially … Continue reading Review: Whispers Underground – by Ben Aaronovitch

Review: Moon Over Soho – by Ben Aaronovitch

Synopsis: I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around drinking tea, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Walid called me to the morgue to listen to a corpse, I recognised the tune it was playing. Something violently supernatural had happened to … Continue reading Review: Moon Over Soho – by Ben Aaronovitch

Rivers of London – by Ben Aaronovitch

Synopsis: My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we … Continue reading Rivers of London – by Ben Aaronovitch