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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Author Review – Ragnar Jonasson

9780718187255Bleak, cold and brooding Iceland is the setting for all of Ragnar Jonasson’s mystery and thriller novels. Currently writing two different series, his stories have quickly become global bestsellers with vivid descriptions of the dark events that can take place in the desolate North Atlantic. Gritty crimes with realistic characters make each of his novels a gripping read. Jonasson is yet another great Nordic noir author alongside the likes of Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell and Anne Holt.

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Book Review – Bitter Greens

9781741668483‘Bitter Greens’ by Kate Forsyth. A richly detailed retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale, weaving together the lives of three different women from the court of Louis XIV in Versailles to Renaissance Venice, this historical fiction is filled with dark magic and evocative descriptions. For lovers of fairy tales and historical fiction.

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Author Review – Debbie Macomber

11349I usually borrow Debbie Macomber books as Audiobooks. It’s like going for a drive with a gossipy friend who knows heaps of peoples and hearing stories of what they have been up to. Her books are generally set in small communities in North America and commonly have romantic elements. I find them undemanding and relatively enjoyable. I suggest you start with the “Cedar Cove” series.

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