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Book Review – Frozen Heat

Frozen Heat (Nikki Heat, #4)Frozen Heat by Richard Castle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For the uninitiated, Richard Castle is a fictitious crime writer, portrayed on TV by Nathan Fillion in the show Castle. The Nikki Heat books are essentially glorified props from the show, or possibly more cynically well-thought out marketing endeavours to tie in with the show. Whichever way you look at them, they make for excellent reading, especially if like me you’re a fan of the show itself.

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Book Review – Beggar Magic

Beggar MagicBeggar Magic by H.L. Burke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

[This review may contain spoilers.]

It’s quite rare for me to give a book five stars, so when I tell you that this one deserves all five of them I’m not messing. I’ve previously read (and enjoyed) indie author H. L. Burke‘s fantasy series, The Dragon & The Scholar, so I already had some strong expectations when I started Beggar Magic, and it’s fair to say that her latest work has exceeded those expectations.

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Book Review – The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes

The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I originally read the Sandman comics when they first came out in the late eighties and I’ve never stopped loving them. Over the years I’ve owned and lost the entire series several times over, so when I managed to get my hands on the collected graphic novels for the umpteenth time I decided to start rereading them from the beginning.

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