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Sacred Games by Chandra Vikram

Product info (from Goodreads): Sartaj, one of the very few Sikhs on the Mumbai police force, is used to being identified by his turban, beard and the sharp cut of his trousers. But “the silky Sikh” is now past forty, … 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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A duology review: The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun (Dreamblood 01 and 02) by Nora K. Jemisin

Products info (from Goodreads): The Killing Moon In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers – the keepers of this peace. Priests of … Continue reading

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Rosewater by Tade Thompson

I got a complimentary ARC copy of this one from the agent of the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you! Synopsis: Kaaro, a man from the Yoruba tribe, lives in Rosewater. It’s a town shaped like … Continue reading

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Movie review: War of the Arrows (2011) directed by Han-min Kim

Movie info: Two children, the older boy called Nam-yi and his little sister, Ja-in, are being chased by King Injo’s guards. They are saved only by the ultimate sacrifice of their father, Choi Pyeong-ryung, an officer of King Gwanghae and … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Assassin (2015) directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

Movie info: Set in ninth-century China during a time of unrest that would eventually lead to the decline of the Tang Dynasty, “The Assassin” tells the story of Nie Yinniang (Shu Qui), a daughter of a mighty general. She was … Continue reading

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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

I heard about this one from Melfka a writer, a reviewer and a friend – thank you very much for the tip! Synopsis (mostly from Goodreads): Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they … Continue reading

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Review: Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Chang Jung

Synopsis (from Goodreads): The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now … Continue reading

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Review: Time Salvager by Wesley Chu

Synopsis: James Griffin-Mars is a jaded chronman (a rare, high-profile specialists in time-travelling) with a lot of bad experience. He’s seen it all: historical battles, the bloodiest wars, catastrophes, explosions, disasters, some of them several times. It’s left a mark … Continue reading

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Review: Shadow Cartel (Dominic Grey 04) by Layton Green

Synopsis (from Goodreads): The sins of the past always return… Called upon by a former love to look into the death of a family friend in Miami, veteran investigator Dominic Grey is sucked into the darkest reaches of international narcotics … Continue reading

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