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The Hod King – Josiah Bancroft (The Books of Babel #3)

“The rich “learn lessons.” The poor commit crimes. “Mistakes” are generally considered a mark of the middle class.” So what’s the book about? Fearing an uprising, the Sphinx sends Senlin to investigate a plot that has taken hold in the ringdom of Pelphia. Alone in the city, Senlin infiltrates a bloody arena where hods battle for the public’s entertainment. But his investigation is quickly derailed by a gruesome crime and an unexpected reunion. Posing as a noble lady and her handmaid, Voleta and Iren attempt to reach Marya, who is isolated by her fame. While navigating the court, Voleta attractsContinue Reading

The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon (Standalone)

“No woman should be made to fear that she was not enough.” So what’s the book about? Young Tané from the eastern kingdom of Seiiki wants nothing more than to become a dragon rider. For in her homeland, dragons are worshipped like gods. When Tané rescues a shipwrecked man and thus breaks the law, she has no idea of the dramatic consequences she will bring about. In the western kingdom of Inys, on the other hand, dragons are considered evil. But as long as Queen Sabran Berethnet rules, the people of her kingdom will be safe. Sabran, however, has longContinue Reading

Arm of the Sphinx – Josiah Bancroft (The Books of Babel #2)

“History is a love letter to tyrants written in the blood of the overrun, the forgotten, the expunged!” So what’s the book about? Senlin sees ghosts, or more precisely a ghost, namely his wife. Marya pesters him day and night with her apparition and malicious talk about his shipmates. He ignores her, or at least tries to, but his wife keeps haunting him. It has been many months since Senlin, – or Captain Tom Mudd as he now tellingly calls himself – Edith, Voleta, Iren and Adam took over the Stone Cloud in a spectacular prank and fled with it.Continue Reading

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

George R.R. Martin

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