August 18, 2014
The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs

The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs #fantasy #review @Gollancz

In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way up stream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to protect it – from raiders, bandits and, most of all, the stretchers, elf-like natives who kill any intruders into their territory. The mercenaries know this is dangerous, deadly work. But it is what they do.

In the boat the drunk…

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August 16, 2014
One Kick by Chelsea Cain

One Kick by Chelsea Cain #review #crime @dark_pages

Kick Lannigan, 21, is a survivor. Abducted at age six in broad daylight, the police, the public, perhaps even her family assumed the worst had occurred. And then Kathleen Lannigan was found, alive, six years later. In the early months following her freedom, as Kick struggled with PTSD, her parents put her through a litany of therapies, but nothing helped until the detective who rescued her…

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August 13, 2014
Dreamwalker by J D Oswald

Dreamwalker by J D Oswald #fantasy #review

In a small village, miles from the great cities of the Twin Kingdoms, a young boy called Errol tries to find his way in the world. He’s an outsider – he looks different from other children and has never known his father. No one, not even himself, has any knowledge of his true lineage.

Deep in the forest, Benfro, the young male dragon begins his training in the subtle arts. Like his mother, Morgwm…

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August 7, 2014
Jani and the Greater Game by Eric Brown

Jani and the Greater Game by Eric Brown #review #SciFi @SolarisBooks

It’s 1910 and the British rule the subcontinent with an iron fist – and with strange technology fuelled by a power source known as Annapurnite – discovered in the foothills of Mount Annapurna. But they rule but at the constant cost of their enemies, mainly the Russians and the Chinese, attempting to learn the secret of this technology…

This political confrontation is known as The Greater Game.…

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August 5, 2014
Crossword Ends in Violence (5) by James Cary

Crossword Ends in Violence (5) by James Cary #thriller #review

It’s 1944. D-day is imminent and top-secret code-words OVERLORD and NEPTUNE have appeared in a national newspaper, the latest in a series of words suspiciously connected to the top-secret landing the Allies are preparing.

A national emergency, everything points to crossword compiler, teacher Carl Bookman. Even more incriminating is the fact that he is of German origin, with a brother working on…

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July 30, 2014
Wannabes by Michael Logan

Wannabes by Michael Logan #review #horror

Celebrities are mobbing London’s laser clinics as a deranged wannabe bumps off A-listers, believing he can absorb their powers and become famous by taping their tattoos to his body.

Washed-up pop star Jackie Thunder isn’t joining the stampede. Jackie figures that if he can get on the killer’s hit list, without the inconvenience of being murdered, he’ll gain the publicity needed to reignite his…

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July 24, 2014
The Eloquent Page is 4 years old!

The Eloquent Page is 4yrs old! featuring @KTScribbles @HotelMidnight @SarahPinborough and @Chadbourn

Hard to believe I know, but there are not one but two important anniversaries happening this week. First, I’m having a significant birthday *cough* 40 *cough* and far more importantly my silly little book review website is 4 YEARS OLD. Yes I was surprised at both things happening as well.

In order to celebrate the cosmic alignment of these two auspicious events I have decided to try something a…

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July 24, 2014
Irregularity edited by Jared Shurin

Irregularity edited by Jared Shurin #review #anthology

Irregularity is a collaboration between the National Maritime Museum and award-winning publisher Jurassic London: a collection of fourteen original stories from some of the most exciting voices in contemporary fiction.

Using the Longitude Act as the jumping off point, Irregularity is inspired by the great thinkers of the Age of Reason – those courageous men and women who set out to map, chart,…

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July 22, 2014
Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch

Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch #review #sci-fi #thriller @headlinepg

It is ten years since the attack that reduced Pittsburgh to ashes. Today all that remains is the Archive: an interactive digital record of the city and its people.

John Dominic Blaxton is a survivor, one of the ‘lucky ones’ who escaped the blast. Crippled by the loss of his wife and unborn daughter, he spends his days immersed in the Archive with the ghosts of yesterday.

It is there he finds the…

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July 16, 2014
Kill Baxter by Charlie Human

Kill Baxter by Charlie Human #review #KillBaxter #Fantasy

Please note Kill Baxter is a direct sequel to last years Apocalypse Now Now. It is entirely possible if you haven’t read that then this review may contain some mild spoilers. As ever, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

AND HE THOUGHT THE HARD PART WAS OVER.

The world has been massively unappreciative of sixteen-year-old Baxter Zevcenko. His bloodline may be a combination of ancient Boer mystic and…

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