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Flame in the mist

Flame in the Mist, set in a world strongly based on Medieval Japan, tells the story of Mariko, the daughter of an important Samurai lord who is betrothed to the younger son of the emperor of their land. On her … Continue reading

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Thick as Thieves

Megan Whalen Turner is a great writer and any story by her is worth reading, but I have to admit Thick as Thieves will be my least favourite of the series. Perhaps it is because I went into it with … Continue reading

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Why the West rules – for now

This is a question that anybody who is interested in Chinese history will eventually ask themselves. After all, the Chinese invented so many things: paper, printing, gunpowder, the compass, paper money – the list is endless. And early in the … Continue reading

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Den of Wolves

Den of Wolves is the third novel in Juliet Marillier’s Blackthorn and Grim series. Each book deals with the untangling of a mystery, but there is also an overreaching arc for the whole series, so I’d recommend reading the first … Continue reading

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Goldenhand

Goldenhand is the latest book in Garth Nix’s popular Abhorsen series. Some of his other books can be read as standalone novels, but with this one I would very much recommend reading his other books first. It takes place in … Continue reading

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