Blog Tour: ‘I Lost My Compass at the Bermuda Triangle and Dream Five’ by Clara L. Molina

Due to a heavy cold, I’m a bit late getting this review up and published, for which I apologise to the author. As with the last of Molina’s work that I read (‘Confessions of a Traveller: the Observations of Alien 597’ – reviewed here), she has some good ideas, and obviously takes a lot of […]

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Review: ‘The Book of the New Sun, Volume 2: Sword and Citadel’ by Gene Wolfe

The second volume of this series, containing ‘The Sword of the Lictor’ and ‘The Citadel of the Autarch’ (the third and fourth books, respectively), carries on where the other left off (previously reviewed here). The quest continued – and so did my enjoyment of this fantastic and fantastical quartet (or ‘tetralogy’, if that is your […]

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Review: ‘The Book of the New Sun, Volume 1: Shadow & Claw’ by Gene Wolfe

This is the first two novels in ‘The Book of the New Sun’, comprising ‘The Shadow of the Torturer’ and ‘The Claw of the Conciliator’. In them, we follow Severian, a torturer’s apprentice, through strange lands filled with Wolfe’s wondrous imagination, alongside tiny echoes from a bygone and long-forgotten age. Ours. It is most definitely […]

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