14 December, 2017

REVIEW: GUNS OF THE DAWN by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Title: Guns of the Dawn
Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky
Series:  -
Genres: Fantasy, Steampunk
Publisher:  Tor UK/Panmacmillan
Release: 2015 February 12th
Source: AudioBook
Pages:  658

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Guns of the Dawn is a pacey, gripping fantasy of war and magic, from Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author, Adrian Tchaikovsky.

The first casualty of war is truth . . .

First, Denland's revolutionaries assassinated their king, launching a wave of bloodshed after generations of peace. Next they clashed with Lascanne, their royalist neighbour, pitching war-machines against warlocks in a fiercely fought conflict.

Genteel Emily Marshwic watched as the hostilities stole her family's young men. But then came the call for yet more Lascanne soldiers in a ravaged kingdom with none left to give. Emily must join the ranks of conscripted women and march toward the front lines.

With barely enough training to hold a musket, Emily braves the savage reality of warfare. But she begins to doubt her country's cause, and those doubts become critical. For her choices will determine her own future and that of two nations locked in battle."

13 December, 2017

12 December, 2017

REVIEW: ALIAS GRACE by Margaret Atwood

Title: Alias Grace
Author: Margaret Atwood
Series: -
Genres: Mystery, Historical, Crime
Publisher:  Doubleday Nan A. Tales
Release: 1996
Source: Kindle/ Audiobook
Pages: 468

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It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders.

An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories?

11 December, 2017