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Ultrasport Men's Business/Casual Socks (Pack of 6) - Black, Size 6 - 8
Ultrasport Men's Business/Casual Socks (Pack of 6) - Black, Size 6 - 8
Price: £14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Sense For Your Feet, 25 April 2016
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Well made, comfortable and fresh. The socks are described as "Business" socks, but the obvious logo sort of mitigates against this. Having said that, they are well made, comfortable and wash well without losing shape or grip. The big advantage over so many other socks out there is the fact that they are actually in a smaller range of size. That is 6-8 as opposed to the usual 6-11, this make them so much more comfortable for my feet, no bunching at the toes! Yay!


Silver Crown King (Demon Lord Book 5)
Silver Crown King (Demon Lord Book 5)
Price: £2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Getting better, 20 April 2016
If you've read the rest of this series then this won't disappoint. Caine Deathwalker is still an absolute tool. But this time the death and mayhem serves a purpose. A very specific purpose. To get him on as many thrones as possible. Never boring, apart from his worship of his own manhood, the story delivers a fast paced violence laden diversion from the usual supernatural tale. No deep hidden meanings. The author though needs to rein his ultra conservative views. It's not why anyone's reading these books.


White Jade Reaper (Demon Lord Book 4)
White Jade Reaper (Demon Lord Book 4)
Price: £3.07

4.0 out of 5 stars Better, 15 April 2016
After a lacklustre outing last time we get a bit more story this time round. While still not fully exploring the possibilities that the character of Caine Deathwalker presents at least this time it's not all Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. More rounded story telling. And a serial killer thrown in to boot.


Blue Star Priestess (Demon Lord Book 3)
Blue Star Priestess (Demon Lord Book 3)
Price: £2.86

3.0 out of 5 stars More Confusion, 10 April 2016
After picking up a good bit in book two the series slides back a bit in this story. This is not the fault of the story. The story works. But not for the reasons the author intended. Why I hear you ask? Well I'm not sure. I feel the ending was rushed. And the resolution was confused. I'm willing to give the author one more chance. But he better deliver.


Green Flame Assassin (Demon Lord Book 2)
Green Flame Assassin (Demon Lord Book 2)
Price: £1.30

4.0 out of 5 stars Lost in Fey, 7 April 2016
The follow-up to Red Moon Demon is a more complete story. There isn't the long setup required. Our 'hero' Caine Deathwalker is still as obsessed with sex booze and killing as ever. But he is questioning his own roots. After an assassination goes wrongheaded finds himself the target of a preternatural killer. Add to this the fact that he is tasked with restoring order to a town out of control and spiralling towards all out war between the fey,shapeshifters and vampires he's in a tight spot. When even his magic and weapons prove useless he has to rely on something new. Others.


Red Moon Demon (Demon Lord Book 1)
Red Moon Demon (Demon Lord Book 1)
Price: £0.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Disjointed, 2 April 2016
There's an interesting story in here somewhere. A character with almost no redeeming features. In fact Caine Deathwalker is a demon by choice. An assassin for hire. All he cares about are sex and booze. Oh and killing. This is a set up novel. Introducing us to his world. And other dimensions. And in this it gets lost. Too much going on at once. I enjoyed the book. But Blayde should have concentrated on one story. The setup could have been introduced across 3 books. Enjoyable but messy.


The Walking Dead Vol. 17: Something To Fear
The Walking Dead Vol. 17: Something To Fear
Price: £7.59

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brutality personified, 31 Mar. 2016
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Just as the survivors are settling down to life as a part of a bigger world trading with Hilltop and clearing the saviours from the area a sudden harsh reality arrives in the form of Negan. The Saviours turn out to be bigger than Rick and the group could ever have imagined. With the constraints of television not in place the full awfulness of Negan will shock even hardened fans. In a word brutal.


Tefal FR333040 Easy Pro Semi Professional Stainless Steel Deep Fat Fryer, 1.2 kg, 2200 W - Silver/Black
Tefal FR333040 Easy Pro Semi Professional Stainless Steel Deep Fat Fryer, 1.2 kg, 2200 W - Silver/Black
Price: £45.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The viewing port is a good idea. The walls stay cool, 25 Mar. 2016
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A stylish (?) and light deep fat fryer. The elements work well. The filter is adequate. The viewing port is a good idea. The walls stay cool. It is easy to clean, and doesn't take up much room. The only downside is that the viewing port whilst good, tends to generate condensation, making it noisier than it needs to be. A good addition to any small (ish) kitchen.


Conspiracy
Conspiracy
by S. J. Parris
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.94

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the woman you love is running away from you, 25 Mar. 2016
This review is from: Conspiracy (Hardcover)
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Okay so its 1585 in Paris, you're an excommunicated monk, you are exiled from your homeland, the woman you love is running away from you, you've lost one of the most valuable books in the world. What do you do? You go to confession, obviously. Except you're not going to confession, you're going to ask an old friend to intercede with a Papal Nuncio to have your excommunication lifted, in return you promise to come to mass on Sunday to hear his sermon.
So far so mundane. But a few days later the priest is attacked, and on his deathbed asks for you, when you get there he whispers one word "Circe" then expires. From here Giordano Bruno, ex monk, philosopher and spy embarks on a journey to discover the killer.
Although the story plays well in descriptive terms, the evocation of 16th Century Paris is compelling, this also works against it. Too much is spent describing the surroundings, and fashions, and not enough meat of the murder. With intrigues involving Catherine de Medici, Henry III, the Duke of Guise and Sir Edward Walsingham there is enough to keep you reading. The Giordano in this story however is not as well drawn as previous tales, and his vaunted Memory System lets him down more than once. This is sloppy. The choices laid out for the murderer are weak, only 3 real options in the whole story, but only one who fits the bill. Having said that, it was an enjoyable read, if slightly longer than it needed to be. I give it 4 Stars instead of 3 because of the historical content. Without this it would have been less palatable.


City of Blades: The Divine Cities Book 2
City of Blades: The Divine Cities Book 2
by Robert Jackson Bennett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

4.0 out of 5 stars once it gets going moves along nicely. Even if you're o not a fantasy buff, 4 Mar. 2016
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A murder mystery, fantasy, philosophy action story all rolled into one, sounds too much? Well probably. The truth is this is a reat story well told. The problem is its too slow to get going. It took ages for it to take off. That may well have been the scene setting, and the utter strangeness of the setting. A world where Divinities not only existed, but where humans had wiped them out. Or had they? Forced out of early retirement on the pretext that she hadn't served her full tenure to be entitled to a complete pension, General Mulaghesh is dispatched to the city state of Vooryshtani to track down a missing secret service operative. What she finds challenges all her preconceptions and even her own history as she comes face to face with the goddess of war. Clever story telling and an ability to set this in an unrecognisable landscape, and without getting caught up in cartography, the story, once it gets going moves along nicely. Even if you're o not a fantasy buff, once you get through the opening chapters the story will grip you, even if the person at the centre of the murders is obvious, it will still satisfy in the telling.


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