Lies Sleeping

Books for May 2019

A monthly feature where I do a round up of the books I’m most excited to read (or have already read and think you should be excited for). Fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books are all included. Fiction The Farm (9781526605252) by Joanne Ramos I have this on my shelf and will be reading it soon, […]

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The Smoke Thieves

The Smoke Thieves – Review

The Smoke Thieves is the first in a new series by Sally Green, the tone is quite low-fantasy throughout, more an adventure but with demons and demon smoke permeating the story. Demons aren’t really explained in this book, lots of allusion and ideas but nothing solid, as diaphanous as the smoke. It is quite a […]

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Forum Books

Browse a Bookshop

After having a lovely response for our Bookshop Advent where 24 bookshops sent us answers to some Christmas related questions I thought I could expand it into a questionnaire/interview format and ask bookshops to talk about themselves. After thinking a wee bit, chatting with some bookshops and putting together some questions I decided to go […]

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Magician

Questions To Ask About Magic

When thinking about adding magic to your world building, these are some questions to ask Who has it? Who can use it? Where does it come from? What does it go through? Is it active? Passive? Both? Is it tangible? Visible? Can magic people sense magic? Can non-magic people sense magic? Can non-humans be or […]

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Meddling Kids

Meddling Kids – Review

Scooby Doo meets Cthulhu, with a smattering of Evil Dead. I had great hopes for this being a rollicking read with loads of adventure an chthonic mysteries, and do you know what? It delivered! Ancient evils, intelligent dogs, creepy old people, friendly local sheriff, First Nation character, and reformed Jock, it had it all and […]

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