The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

From the author of the global #1 bestselling debut The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding literary thriller which weaves together Greek mythology, psychology, and murder…St Christopher’s College, Cambridge, is a closed world to most. For Mariana Andros – a group therapist struggling through her private grief – it’s where she met her late husband. For her niece,Continue reading “The Maidens by Alex Michaelides”

Cwen by Alice Albinia

An archipelago off the east coast of Britain comes under female rule. Using resources traditionally the preserve of men — inspired by ancient British stories of islands where women ran society and controlled the climate — the women quietly take charge of the islands’ education system, businesses and civic institutions.         But a revolution by stealth isContinue reading “Cwen by Alice Albinia”

Oracle by Julie Anderson

Blood calls for blood. Near the ancient Temple of Apollo, young idealists protest at a European governmental conference. Inside, business lobbyists mingle with lawmakers, seeking profit and influence. Then the charismatic leader of the protest goes missing. The next day a body is discovered, placed like an offering to the gods. One day later aContinue reading “Oracle by Julie Anderson”

Mirror Land by Carole Johnstone

The Blurb No. 36 Westeryk Road, an imposing flat-stone house on the outskirts of Edinburgh. A house of curving shadows and crumbling grandeur. But it’s what lies under the house that is extraordinary – Mirrorland. A vivid make-believe world that twin sisters Cat and El created as children. A place of escape, but from what?Continue reading “Mirror Land by Carole Johnstone”

Tarō by Blue Spruell

The Blurb Tarō is the heroic tale of Japan’s legendary boy samurai. Author Blue Spruell reimagines traditional Japanese folklore in a historical fantasy adventure filled with samurai swords, martial arts, and mythical Japanese creatures from old Japan. . . . Lost in the mists of Mount Fuji. But no one can escape destiny. The yearContinue reading “Tarō by Blue Spruell”

Giants in this Earth by Jo-Anne Blanco

The Blurb WHEN MONSTERS COME TO LIFE…  In the aftermath of Ambrosius’ attack on Tintagel Castle, young Morgan is sent away to the fortress of Dimilioc with her family, friends and tutor. But when bandits ambush their party, Morgan gets lost in the forest with nothing but her wits and her magic powers to relyContinue reading “Giants in this Earth by Jo-Anne Blanco”

Children of this World by Jo-Anne Blanco

The Blurb A STORM IS BREWING … Brothers Ambrosius and Uther Pendragon have landed in Belerion with an army raised to fight High King Vortigern. Supporters of the High King gather at Tintagel, seat of Morgan’s father the Duke of Belerion, as they prepare for battle. Ominous clouds of war hang over the castle, treacheryContinue reading “Children of this World by Jo-Anne Blanco”

The Thief on the Winged horse by Kate Mascarenhas

The Blurb A dazzling mixture of crime, romance, magic and myth from the author of the bestselling The Psychology of Time Travel.  The Kendrick family have been making world-famous dolls for over 200 years. But their dolls aren’t coveted for the craftsmanship alone. Each one has a specific emotion laid on it by its creator. AContinue reading “The Thief on the Winged horse by Kate Mascarenhas”

Plant Magic by Gregory J. Kenicer

Before I talk about the inside of the book, I have to tell you this is a beautiful and fascinating cover. It’s as magical as the title. An informative and entertaining look at why plants have been used in a magic sense, and a sometimes real one. Then there is what it tells us aboutContinue reading “Plant Magic by Gregory J. Kenicer”

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