Category Archives: alternate history

Series review: King’s Blades series by Dave Duncan ( The Gilded Chain, Lord of the Fire Lands, Sky of Swords

Series info: Three books follow fates of some unwanted but rebellious boys – they found refuge and are schooled in Ironhall, only to emerge as the finest swordsmen in the realm. Still such an exclusive schooling has its price – … Continue reading

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Review: Inceptio (Roma Nova 01) by Alison Morton

I found out this series while visiting Carole Rae’s blog – thank you my dear for an excellent tip! Synopsis (from Goodreads): New York, present day, alternate reality. Karen Brown, angry and frightened after being made unemployed and a kidnap attempt, … Continue reading

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Review: Crimes Against Magic (Hellequin Chronicles 01) by Steve McHugh

Synopsis (from Goodreads): It’s been almost ten years since Nathan Garrett woke on a cold warehouse floor with nothing but a gun, a sword, and no idea of who he was or how he got there. His only clue … … Continue reading

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Review: No Such Thing As Werewolves by Chris Fox

I got a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review from the agent of the author – thank you very much! That fact didn’t influence my opinion in any way Synopsis: A mysterious, black pyramid predating all known cultures … Continue reading

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Review: Wolf’s Hour by Robert R. McCammon

Synopsis Meet Russian-born James Bond (or rather his father of sorts) who is also a kind of super-werewolf spy. Michael Gallatin (a.k.a Mihail Gallatinov), a British master spy during World War II has to come out of his glorious retirement … Continue reading

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Review: Flight of Magpies (A Charm of Magpies 03) by K.J Charles

Official synopsis: With the justiciary understaffed, a series of horrifying occult murders to be investigated, and a young student who is flying—literally—off the rails, magical law enforcer Stephen Day is under increasing stress. And his relationship with his aristocratic lover, … Continue reading

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Review: Summer of the Long Knives by L.S Bassen

I got a complimentary copy of this one from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! That fact didn’t influence my opinion in any way. Synopsis: Imagine that somebody assassinated Hitler as early as … Continue reading

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