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Nature's Peril Part 3 (The Nature Mage Series)
Nature's Peril Part 3 (The Nature Mage Series)

5.0 out of 5 stars An "edge-of-the-seat" nail-biter!, 10 April 2014
What a great series the Nature Mage books have become. They started off well, and have just gone on getting better. Providing you accept their magical aspects (and you'd hardly be reading the books if you didn't), the characters are well proportioned and credible and easy to love or to loathe.
Now that the children are more grown up there are also charming cameos of their maturing love-lives to provide a welcome relief from the stark horror of some of the book's darker scenes.
There is a wealth of inventive imagination throughout these stories, and a deepening understanding of the whole coherent timeline, which makes the reader hungry for the next volume in the set. Long may the writing and publication of these continue!


Nature's Peril (The Nature Mage Series Book 3)
Nature's Peril (The Nature Mage Series Book 3)
Price: 3.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the wait, but there is clearly more to come!, 10 April 2014
Now that the whole of Nature's Peril is available, it is well worthwhile reading it again as a complete volume. This third and final section of the third volume lives up to the promise of the earlier two and the author deftly brings some closures, but leaves others in nerve-tingling suspense. Obviously, this series has outgrown the Trilogy label, so we await the next in the series. In the meantime, when is it planned to publish Nature's Peril in printed form?


Nature's Peril Part 2 (The Nature Mage Series Book 3)
Nature's Peril Part 2 (The Nature Mage Series Book 3)

5.0 out of 5 stars The enjoyment continues., 10 April 2014
This is a cracking series. The quality of writing is, if anything, getting even better and the story continues to fascinate. The heroes, and the villains, are graphically portrayed and the plot never loses its momentum. Part 3 please, ASAP!


Nature's Peril Part 1 (The Nature Mage Series Book 3)
Nature's Peril Part 1 (The Nature Mage Series Book 3)

5.0 out of 5 stars The tension mounts!, 10 April 2014
Here we go again! After "Nature's Servant", the second volume in the Nature Mage series, there were several fascinating threads of the story to follow and "Nature's Peril, Part 1" begins to pick those up. We also learn the pre-history of some of the main characters which fleshes them out better. The plots and sub-plots are developed well, the descriptive prose is well crafted and the story flows along at an exciting pace. Bring on the next bit!


Nature's Servant (The Nature Mage Series Book 2)
Nature's Servant (The Nature Mage Series Book 2)
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic!, 17 Jan 2013
This book really has it all. The first volume of the trilogy (Nature Mage) set the scene, introduced the main characters, and was a cracking story in itself. This second book ramps up the interest, the characters, the action, the storyline and all the intricately crafted sub-plots to an even higher degree, to provide a gripping and compulsive read. You really want to know what will happen to the delightful cast of "goodies", and absolutely dread what the powerfully-drawn "baddies" will achieve in their determination to destroy the Nature Mage.
There are plenty of new scenes and characters to enjoy as well, the author has clearly struck a rich vien of imagination here which results in a bewildering variety of (literally) fantastic images to revel in.
Highly recommended, and the completing third volume is eagerly anticipated in the fulness of time.


Nature Mage
Nature Mage
by Duncan Pile
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.52

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good., 29 Nov 2012
This review is from: Nature Mage (Paperback)
Nature Mage This book was recommended to me by a friend. I was initially put off by the title, and to a certain extent by the genre but I decided to read it and am now very glad that I did. After a gentle start the characters quickly became real, and I was soon involved in the plot and interested to know what would happen next. As the story unfolds and new people and places are introduced, the pace quickens to the climactic battle scenes near the end, leaving the reader eager to learn the next phase in the lives of these very likeable individuals. Thoroughly enjoyable; bring on the sequel!


On the Trail of the Legions
On the Trail of the Legions
by Raymond Selkirk
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insight into the real Roman Britain., 29 Nov 2012
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On the Trail of the Legions What a shame Raymond Selkirk is no longer with us. This volume, together with his earlier book on the subject: "The Piercebridge Formula", are both well worth the effort of persevering through some of the stickier passages and ending up being convinced, as I unexpectedly was, of the validity of Raymond's proposal. As a former professional sea-going officer and commercial air pilot he brings a breadth of experience and knowledge to the longstanding conundrum: however did the Romans manage their heavy transport requirements without draught horses? The answer is very convincingly revealed in the first book, and thoroughly fleshed out and amplified in this one; against the entrenched theories of most historical experts. I love it.
There is so much more yet to discover; I do wish he could have written another book!
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Handel: Messiah
Handel: Messiah
Price: 11.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yesssss!, 29 Nov 2012
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This review is from: Handel: Messiah (MP3 Download)
Messiah: A Sacred Oratario This is the one! Quite an old recording now, but still my favourite. There are minor irritations; some pronunciations seem a little bizarre, but the overall quality and feel of the piece shine through. Highly recommended.


Behind the Exclusive Brethren
Behind the Exclusive Brethren
by Michael Bachelard
Edition: Paperback

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pity the poor rank and file of the Exclusive Brethren., 10 Jan 2009
I spent more than half my life-time in this cult, and can testify to the razor-sharp accuracy of Michael Bachelard's account. No wonder the EBs are trying to prevent it from being read! Unfortunately, because they believe that "The Assembly" is the highest court on earth, any wordly court which passes a judgement contrary to their wishes can be ignored, and their leaders will blatantly lie about what really happens "Behind Closed Doors". But these people are also to be pitied. They are trapped in a wicked system which is really only about power and money; there seems to be hardly a trace of true Christianity left, but they are apparently in complete ignorance of their condition. We yearn for their release but unfortunately, it is only when one has escaped from the darkness of that prison, and emerged into the daylight of real Christianity that one can look back and wonder "How could we possibly have swallowed all that rubbish". David.


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