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SNOW! (SNOW!  Trilogy Book 1) by Ryan Clifford
SNOW! (SNOW! Trilogy Book 1) by Ryan Clifford
Conceptually an interesting idea for an apocalyptic novel. I enjoyed the fact that it is set in UK (a nice change from US based novels) so it is easy to relate to the issues about emergency services, government, hospitals, schools etc. All the issues were tackled well, but I felt that the author was challenged by the need to develop the story line and resorted to describing individual episodes of death by freezing whenever he was at a bit of a loss. The hero's character had potential for development, but was left superficial. As a storyline in which clearly some people were destined to survive, perhaps the aftermath could have been used to produce a more rounded story. As with many… Read more
After the Fall by Charity Norman
After the Fall by Charity Norman
5.0 out of 5 stars A well crafted story, 7 Nov 2013
It is now some months since I read this book and the story resonates with me still. How difficult is parenting, it never seems to go right and sometimes it goes dreadfully wrong.
Fatal Rivalry, Flodden 1513: Henry VIII, James IV &hellip by George Goodwin
I would usually dislike a "war story", but the build up to the battle of Flodden is so well crafted by this author, that by the time the battle description arrived I was on the edge of my seat. This is not a story of blood and gore however, the emphasis is on tactical issues, the methodology of war at this time and the styles of leadership of the protagonists. A book for those interested in the events that lead to the Union of Scotland with England and who may feel that the Mary Queen of Scots story has had its fair share of telling. The relationships between James IV and the two Henrys (VII and VIII) is very interesting. A beautifully researched piece of work.

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