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Treasury of Folklore: Woodlands and Forests
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Treasury of Folklore: Woodlands and Forests

Dee Dee Chainey, Willow Winsham. Batsford Books. (192p) ISBN 9781849946872 As a follower of #FolkloreThursday plus many of the other similar hashtags it was really pleasing to see that there were some books coming out that collected some of these into different themes. This is the one I chose to get first, mainly because it …

The Cabinet
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The Cabinet

Un-su Kim. Watkins Media. (400p) ISBN 9780857669179 I received this in a package from Angry Robot Books and was so pleased as I was hearing about this on the Internet quite a bit. After a couple of false starts I settled in to read this wonderful piece of speculative fiction about ‘Symptomers’ – people who …

Storm Hound
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Storm Hound

Claire Fayers. Pan Macmillan. (256p) ISBN 9781509895045 Storm of Odin, youngest hound in the Wild Hunt, finds himself in a spot of trouble after falling to earth. He is no longer a gigantic, ravening force of nature tearing the very fabric of the sky apart, he is now a cute puppy with floppy ears and …

The Legend of Podkin One-Ear
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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear

Kieran Larwood. Faber & Faber. (288p) ISBN 9780571340200 It’s a bit cliched and I don’t often say it, so here goes. The Legend of Podkin One-Ear is an instant classic and will be read for decades as a favourite of adults and children who will go on to introduce it to their children. From the …

Simply the Quest
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Simply the Quest

Maz Evans. Chicken House. (384p) ISBN 9781910655511 Well, in the second book of Maz Evans series we find out that it is not only QEII that has an interesting skill set, the rest of the royal family has certain aptitudes and attitudes. Nice to know that everyone enjoys a good BBQ. In Simply The Quest …

The House with Chicken Legs
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The House with Chicken Legs

Sophie Anderson. Usborne. (352p) ISBN 9781474940665 The Baba Yaga was always one of my favourite myths and she is part of the world-wide myth cycles of the wise, old woman. The woman who prepares the dead for the afterlife, the ones close to death themselves who have given life and are completing the cycle. Marinka …

The Hollow Gods
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The Hollow Gods

A.J. Vrana. The Parliament House. (430p) ISBN 9781733386807 Based in current day North America, it follows Kai, Miya, and Mason as they uncover and unravel the mythology of the Dreamwalker and the cycle of missing girls. The main characters are introduced early on and motivations are made clear from the start though as the weaving …

Norse Mythology
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Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman. Bloomsbury. (304p) ISBN 9781408891957 Another of those books that’s been adorning my shelves for many months, but Norse Mythology felt like another book for these times. I’ve read the myths referenced in this work several times from several sources, and they were enjoyable, so I was really looking forward to seeing what Neil …

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