J. A. Clement

Don't like to blow my own trumpet. So I borrowed a hunting horn.
Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (233 of 275)
Location: UK
In My Own Words:
JA Clement lives near London with her wonderful partner and as yet, no dogs (this is two dogs less than the ideal). She likes gardening but consistently ends up with bountiful, verdant sweet-pea bushes with no flowers at all on them. Ho hum.

Coffee, Chocolate, Cooking, a whole load of other stuff there's never time for these days, but mostly Writing!

Fantasy series "On Dark Shores" is currently under construction and other stories set in same world are due in accompanying "Parallels" … Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 54,821 - Total Helpful Votes: 233 of 275
Florence and Giles by John Harding
Florence and Giles by John Harding
I was recommended this book by a friend, and having read the sample I was hooked immediately by the oddly discordant atmosphere evoked by a very particular use of language.

The intricate and clever way that Florence uses her words is always understandable but throws a nicely off-key tone into the narrative. We see everything through the lens of her language and it distorts people's actions and events just enough to make them seem strangely unnatural and stilted though the prose itself flows smoothly, having been put together with a beautifully Victorian eye for detail.

I won't go into the plot as there are plenty of reviews here that will tell you a bit about it; but… Read more
Torbrek...and the Dragon Variation (The Torbrek Du&hellip by Lexi Revellian
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Having read and enjoyed Remix and Replica, I bought this immediately, as fantasy is my favourite genre.
It can be difficult to find a story of this type which isn't a big cliched and hasn't been done before, but Lexi is as original as always. It's very readable and accessible to older children as well as adults (there is some violence but not in graphic detail) and the only reason it's 4* rather than 5 is because despite the excellent edit there are a couple of moments that don't chime quite as genuinely with the characters as they would if Lexi was writing it today (though the third to be published, I'm led to believe this was her first novel). However, it's not anything that really… Read more
Unlucky Dip or Prequel to Few Are Chosen, K'Bartha&hellip by M T McGuire
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is an engaging piece of short fiction from MTMaguire.

If you've read Few Are Chosen (The K'Barthan Trilogy) you'll enjoy this brief jaunt through the personal history of two of its main characters. Telling the tale of the first time the Pan of Hamgee crosses paths with Big Merv, the strangely orange gangster who strikes fear and trembling into all and sundry, it serves as a nice introduction to their world. If you haven't but liked this, be aware there are a whole gamut of amusing eccentrics that you haven't met yet... (Slightly sad that Gladys and Ada never quite got a walk-on though!)

An quick and easy… Read more

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