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Harley Cutlery Tea Spoons - Pack of 12 | Teaspoons, Stainless Steel Tea Spoons, Genware Spoons
Harley Cutlery Tea Spoons - Pack of 12 | Teaspoons, Stainless Steel Tea Spoons, Genware Spoons
Offered by Indiabazaar
Price: £5.60

5.0 out of 5 stars perfect, 23 Feb. 2015
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For the price a bargain. Solid spoons, which do not feel or look cheap.


Trysmoon Book 3: Hunted (The Trysmoon Saga)
Trysmoon Book 3: Hunted (The Trysmoon Saga)
Price: £2.26

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, 23 Feb. 2015
I am not sure who is reviewing these books, but where it's getting the 5 star reviews from I have no idea. To put simply the book is childish, contradicts itself time and again, the characters have no depth to them, the love triangle (should say quadruple but doubt if there is such a thing) is ridiculous, the story is fractured, world building non existent and the magic is frankly a joke.

I persevered to the 3rd book as the first was ok and I hoped the writing and story would improve. How wrong I was.


The Aquarium
The Aquarium
Dvd
Price: £1.89

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic show, 17 Feb. 2015
I feel to many shows are centered on action and a fast paced story line, where the underlying backbone of the series is a side show rather than the main part of the story.

The show is slow moving and deep, you always feel like you are missing something and the way the story unfolds is not only interesting but exciting, gritty and brutal all in one. I hope the show continues after season 2, but like all shows of this type which are a slow boil, the US market does not seem to enamored.


Golden Son: Red Rising Trilogy 2 (The Red Rising Trilogy)
Golden Son: Red Rising Trilogy 2 (The Red Rising Trilogy)
Price: £8.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 17 Feb. 2015
Wonderful book, full of action, interesting concepts, great characters who's and a fascinating world.

The excitement is non stop and the story progresses quickly, I love the main character and the way he is conflicted. This has to be one of the best sci-fi books I have read and I cannot wait to see what happens.


Half the World (Shattered Sea, Book 2)
Half the World (Shattered Sea, Book 2)
Price: £4.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 17 Feb. 2015
I was not overly fond of the first book in the series, but the second installment is quite simply brilliant. I could not put the book down and rushed through with a sleepless night.

The main character has to be the best female in fantasy I have come across. The interaction between characters is superb, witty and tells a wonderful story. I cannot wait to read the end game of this series.


Trysmoon Book 2: Duty (The Trysmoon Saga)
Trysmoon Book 2: Duty (The Trysmoon Saga)
Price: £2.26

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 17 Feb. 2015
The first book was promising, if a bit fractured in places. Unfortunately rather than improving I feel the second installment is inferior.

Overall the world building is poor, characterization is black and white and the dialogue is a mess. For the first 40% of the book absolutely nothing happens, the book is filled with descriptions and conversations telling us how good the main character is and how all the main female parts are falling in love with him.

The book does progress from here but becomes ever more childish in nature, which is unfortunate. If only the author had taken more care and time rather than rushing out the books.


The Last King's Amulet (The Price Of Freedom Book 1)
The Last King's Amulet (The Price Of Freedom Book 1)
Price: £0.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed it, 9 Sept. 2014
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Thought the book was great, with the main character being amusing, interesting and fun to read about.

I love characters with a ridiculous amount of flaws who does not escape from these flaws too easily. The world is quite interesting, but this book is all about the main protagonist and not a lot else. If you don;t like him, you are not going to enjoy this book.


Blood and Iron (Book of the Black Earth)
Blood and Iron (Book of the Black Earth)
by Jon Sprunk
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.23

2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best, 9 Sept. 2014
Was looking forward to having a read of Jon Sprunk. Unfortunately the experience was not very memorable. The story is very one dimensionable and lacking in character.

The world building was poor at the beginning and did not pick up greatly. The characterization was quite dull and yet again did not improve much, essentially the book was only relevant around one character. The writing was ok. Overall there is not much to say the overall story is pretty dull and lacking in anything exciting with the intrigue and politics lacking in creativity.


Assail: A Novel of the Malazan Empire
Assail: A Novel of the Malazan Empire
by Ian C Esslemont
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The build up to what was Assail..., 9 Sept. 2014
After years getting little glimpses about Assail, hearing about this mythical place where so many had struggled, whether the crimson guard, the T'lan Imass etc we finally came to the book written about the continent.

There were so many issues with this book, yet again the gloom that is now prevalent within this series continued, the books can only be defined as very dark at this juncture. This did not necessarily put me off, but as others have said and similarly to the last in Erikson's series, many of the characters or groups are not what they were. The crimson guard do and show pretty much nothing, The Malazan's seemed a side project, The Icebloods were interesting, but bland. Unfortunately this became my overall view on the book, it was bland and I stopped caring.

Where have the heart warming, exciting, sad, funny, joyful moments which characterized the Malazan world gone? They were certainly missing in this book.

My final complaint is the ending, what a load of rubbish, so many powers bowing to others and bringing back a well loved character to be a shadow of himself......


Tower Lord: Book 2 of Raven's Shadow
Tower Lord: Book 2 of Raven's Shadow
by Anthony Ryan
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant follow up, 17 July 2014
Not sure I understand some of the more negative reviews regarding the story being split between a few characters rather than just the main protagonist in the first book. This gave me a bit of trepidation before I started the book. i need not have worried. The story telling was again brilliantly compelling, I enjoyed all story lines and quite simply loved every word of the book.

Anthony Ryan is quite simply a fabulous writer and great story teller, I was so disappointed when the book ended and am just hoping his new publishers don't carry on the delaying tactics when publishing the next in the series.


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