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Book Review – The Gutter Prayer

By Gareth Hanrahan

The Gutter Prayer is an exciting new debut fantasy novel. Cari is a drifter come thief who is betrayed by the leader of the Thieves Guild while on a job. After being arrested and escaping Cari’s world becomes even more dangerous as she starts seeing visions that are granted through a link with a divine entity, and discovers a conspiracy dating back hundreds of years that could destroy the city. Hanrahan has created an incredibly dark, complex and detailed world of which this should be just the first amazing story.

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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!

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