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New Book Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight is the first book in The Dark Artifices trilogy which was published in 2016. If you've read Clare's previous Shadowhunter books, most notably The Mortal Instruments Series, which was also adapted for film, you'll love reading this book. Clare creates an immersive, supernatural world that is a boon of escapism.

Interlude In Kosovo by Robert Hedley

Dr. Claire Peters flees her unfaithful husband, James, to work for The World Health Organisation in post-war Kosovo. Her husband follows, hoping for reconciliation. Both take lovers, she a French Captain in KFOR (Kosovo Force), part of UNMIK (United Nations Mission in Kosovo) he a beautiful Kosovar, wife of a senior member of the KLA (Kosova Liberation Army),

Book Review: Time Of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski

The scene is being set for the gathering of the Conclave of Mages, where sorcerers throughout the four kingdoms will gather on the Isle of Thanedd to discuss political affairs and the threat of war from the land of Nilfgaard. Meanwhile a rebellion is brewing that will divide the Council concerning the fate of Ciri, an exiled princess, Witcher-in-training and prophetic child of the Elder blood.

Book Review: The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwall

Cornwall maintains the action filled momentum of The Last Kingdom in this sequel novel, with a lively and animated plot that was consistent throughout the book. I enjoyed the rawness of the story-telling which complemented the book's historical setting, during an age of battles, war and rebellion.

Classic Book Review: Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

I feel no review on such as book as Gone With The Wind would be complete without some form of commentary of the slavery situation that was prevalent in those days. This book offered invaluable insight into the plight that black people faced under the tyranny of the Old South

New Book Review: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwall

When the Northumbrians fail to defeat an army of bloodthirsty Danish Vikings, Uhtred is taken hostage where he learns to fight, talk and act like a Dane. As he grows into a battle hardened man, he faces the internal conflict of fighting alongside his English countrymen and his affinity towards Danish ways and customs.

The Confessions Of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

Set in the early eighteenth century, The Confessions Of Frannie Langton is the eponymous woeful tale about a Jamaican girl, a so-called ‘mulatta’ who spirals into misfortune. At first a house maid and experimental subject on the plantations of Paradise, she finds herself waiting on the renowned Behams in their London estate