Category Archives: adventure

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Product info (from Goodreads): What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed—and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own … Continue reading

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The Black Widow (Gabriel Allon 16) by Daniel Silva

Product info: A network of terror. A web of deceit. A deadly game of vengeance. Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is poised to become the chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, … Continue reading

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They Way of Shadows (Night Angel 01) by Brent Weeks

Product info: For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city’s most accomplished artist.  For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he’s grown up in the slums, and learned to … Continue reading

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Product info (from Goodreads): Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him … Continue reading

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Author interview and review: Madam Tulip and the Bones of Chance by David Ahern

Today I am hosting David Ahern, the author of Madam Tulip series – welcome and thank you for visiting my humble blog! David very kindly agreed to answer some questions which, I suppose, might explain a bit Madam Tulip magic … Continue reading

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The Videssos Cycle 01-04 by Harry Turtledove

The whole cycle, published in the 80s of previous century so rather old, consists of 12 primary and 17 total works. I read the first four od the primary works: The Misplaced Legion (01) An Emperor for the Legion (02) … Continue reading

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The Copper Promise (The Copper Cat 01) by Jen Williams

I got this one from beautiful and clever Melfka – thank you! Synopsis (from Goodreads): There are some far-fetched rumours about the caverns beneath the Citadel… Some say the mages left their most dangerous secrets hidden there; others, that great … Continue reading

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The Age of Ra (Pantheon 01) by James Lovegrove

Summary (from Goodreads) The Ancient Egyptian gods have defeated all the other pantheons and claimed dominion over the earth, dividing it into warring factions. Lt. David Westwynter, a British soldier, stumbles into Freegypt, the only place to have remained independent … Continue reading

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Cage of Deceit (Reign of Secrets 01) by Jennifer Anne Davis

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Sixteen-year-old Allyssa appears to be the ideal princess of Emperion—she’s beautiful, elegant, and refined. She spends her days locked in a suffocating cage, otherwise known as the royal court. But at night, Allyssa uses her secret persona—that … Continue reading

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The King of Attolia (The Queen’s Thief 03) by Megan Whalen Turner

Synopsis (from Goodreads): By scheming and theft, the Thief of Eddis has become King of Attolia. Eugenides wanted the queen, not the crown, but he finds himself trapped in a web of his own making. Then he drags a naive … Continue reading

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