Book Review – The Black God’s Drums

38118138By P. Djeli Clark

Set in an alternate history 1884 New Orleans, Creeper is a street urchin who witnesses a clandestine meeting between some shady characters and decides she can use the information she witnessed to bribe her way on to an airship’s crew. However she ends up working to prevent an apocalypse with the help of some African deities. There is goddesses, mystical artefacts, airships, Haitian scientists, and a pair of bad-ass nuns. Although there is only a touch over 100 pages, the author manages to pack in a heap of world building that makes me really hope we see more soon!

Series Review – Assassin/Ship/Fool – Robin Hobb

Robin_Hobb_by_Gage_SkidmoreStarting with: Assassin’s Apprentice – In this beautifully written series of 9 books you’ll find great world building that doesn’t get in the way of characters and plot. Make sure you read this when you’re in a good mood because when bad things happen, they always happen to Fitz (the protagonist).

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Book Review – Bolivar

91ekuxpn6elThis is a book about a dinosaur named Bolivar who lives in New York. Nobody ever notices him because they are far too busy to notice him…until a little girl living next door named Sybil notices. Bolivar is a good book because there are lots of funny twists and you can never really be sure what to expect! I recommend this book to all children! I think the message of this book is that we should probably take notice of things more than we do because were all so busy with our phones and devices that we should just look at the simple but beautiful things around us in life. – Sebastian, 10 years old.

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Book Review – Foundryside

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Sancia is a master thief who takes a job from her handler and ends up stealing an ancient magical artefact from one of the powerful merchant houses, which draws her into a life and death fight to save the world. Foundryside is the beginning of what will be an epic trilogy with an awesome heroine, a unique magic system, and some truly excellent characters. Fans of Brandon Sanderson will love Foundryside!

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