Des Birch

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (37 of 41)
Location: Norfolk UK
Anniversary: 11 July
Birthday: 24 Dec

 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 34,654 - Total Helpful Votes: 37 of 41
Invisible Child: A Boy's Survival in Franco's Spai&hellip by Carol Macfie Lange
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping read., 3 July 2014
What a gripping book, made more so for me as I lived for two years in the mountains of Andalucia. I felt for the characters and how they were forced to change, simply to survive. This author drives home what it means to live through a civil war and why it is often referred to as the worst type of war. There are highs and lows in the book, it is exciting all the way through and not even the ending is predictable. Try reading even the prologue and you will get a taste of what is in store. A great book, well done!
In the Devil's Own Words: Cathedral Chronicles by Elizabeth Wixley
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great YA read, 30 Jun 2014
Wonderfully descriptive passages invite the reader to share scenes in this teen fantasy. Teenagers fight the age-old battle of good against evil with the heroine Isabel keeping the group together. It is difficult to give a new angle on an old theme, but Wixley has done a sterling job which I am certain young adults will love.
Aethernaut Chronicles: Prometheus unchained: 1 by J B Murphy
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Steam Punk Tome., 29 Jun 2014
A rich prologue begins this 500 page tome. Using characters from mythology in historical settings, Murphy's smooth descriptive style and an unfettered imagination tell a sometimes gruelling tale that pulls no punches. This new 'Steam Punk' author has burst onto the scene with 'Prometheus Unchained' and I doubt that his imagination ends there.