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Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli

Synopsis This highly entertaining business memoir describes what it was like to work for Japan’s premiere animation studio, Studio Ghibli, and its reigning genius Hayao Miyazaki. Steve Alpert, a Japanese-speaking American, was the “resident foreigner” in the offices of Ghibli and its parent Tokuma Shoten and played a central role …

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heart of the dragon

Heart of the Dragon

Synopsis Madfall is the greatest thief in the kingdom, stealing crowns off the very heads of kings. His hoard is legendary. Simply put, he’s a dragon through and through. So, when he steals a basket of “gold” from the king’s castle but finds a baby inside, he’s at a loss. …

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The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom 01: The Last Kingdom

This is the story of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England’s four kingdoms. The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, …

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The Archer At Dawn

The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy 02 – The Archer at Dawn

Guest review as part of #ReadersWithoutBorders, by Scepter of Amun over at alalhambrabookreviews. The Sun Mela is many things: a call for peace, a cause for celebration, and, above all, a deadly competition. For Kunal and Esha, finally working together as rebel spies, it provides the perfect guise to infiltrate …

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The Guest LIst

The Guest List

Guest post, from Lousie at Weezie Reads, as part of Readers Without Borders 2020. A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the author of The Hunting Party. The bride ‧ The plus one ‧ The best man ‧ …

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Rooks and Ruin 01: The Obsidian Tower

Synopsis The mage-marked granddaughter of a ruler of Vaskandar, Ryx was destined for power and prestige at the top of Vaskandran society. But her magic is broken; all she can do is uncontrollably drain the life from everything she touches, and Vaskandar has no place for a mage with unusable …

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Readers Without Borders

Readers Without Borders Charity Readathon

Given the global pandemic, many of us have had our routines drastically altered. We’ve needed to find new ways of keeping physically and mentally active and socially engaged. Here at The Worlds of SFF, we’ve decided we’d love to raise money for ‘Doctors Without Borders’—a global medical aid organisation who …

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the fires of heaven

Wheel of Time 05: The Fires of Heaven

I hated that Jordan killed off several main characters and then immediately undid their deaths. I find the use of “main character immunity” to be weak writing as it undermines any kind of stakes the author is trying to build into the story. It is hard to be invested in …

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the crowns of croswald

The Crowns of Croswald 01: The Crowns of Croswald

Synopsis In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret… For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures …

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The Seep

The Seep

Trina Goldberg-Oneka is a fifty-year-old trans woman whose life is irreversibly altered in the wake of a gentle—but nonetheless world-changing—invasion by an alien entity called The Seep. Through The Seep, everything is connected. Capitalism falls, hierarchies and barriers are broken down; if something can be imagined, it is possible. GOODREADS, …

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Dragons and Mythical Creatures

Synopsis From Tiamat, a sea dragon from ancient Mesopotamian myths, to the Jabberwock of Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem, here are 85 beasties—shown in stunning illustrations—of folklore and fiction. How do you slay a dragon? What are the origins of the Loch Ness Monster story? How many heads did Cerberus have? In …

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The Ranger of Marzanna

The Goddess War 01: The Ranger of Marzanna

When their father is murdered by imperial soldiers, two siblings set out on opposite paths—one will destroy the Empire forever and the other will save it—in this thrilling new Russian inspired epic fantasy from Jon Skovron. Sonya is training to be a Ranger of Marzanna, an ancient sect of warriors …

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