Tag: magic

40. ‘Seven Deadly Swords’ by Peter Sutton

Peter Sutton’s latest novel, Seven Deadly Swords, is a tale that spans centuries – from the Crusades to the modern day – and entangles its characters in war, religion and strange magic. If you’re looking for your next fantasy… Read More

34. ‘Sorcerer to the Crown’ by Zen Cho

Sorcerer to the Crown is the first in Zen Cho’s ‘Sorcerer Royal’ trilogy, and I read it for my book club last month. It’s a magical romp that’s quite good fun but, for me, nothing to write home… Read More

14. ‘City of the Beasts’ by Isabel Allende

It’s not often that I reread a book, but I loved City of the Beasts as a child and so I thought it would be interesting to read it as an adult and see if I still got that… Read More

42. ‘The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage’ by Philip Pullman

I’ve been waiting for The Book of Dust for a long time. Of course, you know this, because I’ve been banging on about it for quite a few months now! Earlier this week I went to the midnight launch of… Read More

37./38. ‘Esio Trot’ and ‘The Magic Finger’ by Roald Dahl

There’s nothing like a Roald Dahl read for a quick pick-me-up. In the last couple of weeks I’ve read Esio Trot and The Magic Finger; the first I’ve read before, the second I haven’t. They’re the shortest books in my Roald… Read More