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My World Part 04a: Proof of Concept Map Design

I was sat in the garden reading, a month or two ago, looked up and had this idea. Why not use the random formation of clouds as the shape of land masses, both for larger continents and small islands. Clouds are also random in their distribution of colour, which I …

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The Burning Land

The Last Kingdom 05: The Burning Land

The enemy is massing on the borders, a united force for once. The king, a man of many victories, is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. Uthred, the king’s champion, leads his country’s forces to war, but his victory is soured by personal tragedy and by …

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Bloudsounder's Arc Chains of the Heretic

Bloodsounder’s Arc 03: Chains of the Heretic

This is the second guest review by James from The Fantasy Hive as part of Readers Without Borders. Bloodsounder’s Arc Review   I am so glad to have finally finished this series, which is definitely one of my favourites and a proper hidden gem as well. I was lucky to …

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Macaque Attack

Ack-Ack Macaque 03: Macaque Attack!

This is the first guest review by James from The Fantasy Hive as part of Readers Without Borders. For those who missed it, I’ve joined the #ReadersWithoutBorders charity readathon for June, all in aid of Doctors Without Borders. The readathon is the brainchild of J D Roberts at The World …

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Sword Song

The Last Kingdom 04: Sword Song

The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Warrior by instinct and Viking by nature, Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has land, a wife and children—and a duty to …

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Lords of the North

The Last Kingdom 03: Lords of the North

The third instalment in Bernard Cornwell’s King Alfred series, following on from the outstanding previous novels The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman, both of which were top ten bestsellers. The year is 878 and Wessex is free from the Vikings. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, helped …

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The Pale Horseman

The Last Kingdom 02: The Pale Horseman

The second installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series. This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of England in …

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The Deep

The Deep

The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society—and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future in this brilliantly imaginative novella inspired by the Hugo Award nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’ rap group Clipping. Yetu holds the memories …

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