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Oxford Blood (The Cavaliers: Book One)
Oxford Blood (The Cavaliers: Book One)
Price: 3.07

4.0 out of 5 stars Great romp, 19 April 2013
If you like your romance full blooded and your vampires uncomplicated, then this is a great romp. Mind you, whether an 80 year vampires playing at being an Oxford second year is really credible, ... But then again this is fine fantasy!


The Lost Books of the Odyssey
The Lost Books of the Odyssey
by Zachary Mason
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Post Modern and the Oral Tradition, 27 Jan 2012
A brilliant idea - to write "lost" chapters of the Odyssesy - pithy and witty short stories in their own right, which draw on the recognised cast and stock ideas of Homer, but giving them new twists and turns. Very post-modern in its outlook(s), and ideas that arise from a brilliantly fertile mind, I thoroughly enjoyed this collection, very amenable to be picked up for a short read, and set down again, except that your appetite will be sharpened for the next episode.


Gemlore: Ancient Secrets and Modern Myths from the Stone Age to the Rock Age
Gemlore: Ancient Secrets and Modern Myths from the Stone Age to the Rock Age
by Diane Morgan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 37.07

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 22 Mar 2009
This book promised a lot and delivered disappointment. First, it is expensive, so I expected something worthwhile. In fact, apart from the rather nice cover, there are no illustrations whatsoever - not even a single black and white line drawing. Secondly, I found the "gemlore" is all jumbled as if the author consulted various sources, and just added the results of her latest researches to the jumble of material already collected - ancient and modern sources uncritically thrown together and then back again. I suppose by this she proves the completely random and contradictory nature of the gemlore she collects, and you could learn a lot, if you don't give up trawling through the mess of material like I did.


The Complete Book of Heraldry
The Complete Book of Heraldry
by Stephen Slater
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent -but beware the clone volumes, 7 Oct 2007
This is a colourful and comprehensive book about heraldry for the beginner, with a wide range of material and lots of good pictures. My chief complaint is that the sister title "Living Heraldry" is largely a selection from the same text and illustrations - and no way to tell the similarity until after you've bought them both. There's another book out this autumn, which is the "Complete Encyclopedia of Heraldry and Flags", but which looks as if it might well recycle the same material a third time - hence the warning!


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