Book Suggestions – Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix, by Julie C. Dao (2018).

This looks like a very interesting novel and a part of a series well worth taking a look atπŸ’œπŸ’―πŸ’™πŸ“šβ­οΈ Synopsis This fairy tale retelling lives in a mystical world inspired by the Far East, where the Dragon Lord and the Serpent God battle for control of the earthly realm; it is here that the flawed heroine of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns finally meets her match. An epic fantasy finale to that breathtaking and dazzling story. Princess Jade has grown up in exile, hidden away in a monastery while her stepmother, the ruthless Xifeng, rules as Empress of Feng Lu. … Continue reading Book Suggestions – Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix, by Julie C. Dao (2018).

Book Review: The Locksmiths Daughter by Karen Brooks.

Synopsis. What if the key to your heart lies in your enemy’s hands? In a world where no one can be trusted and secrets are currency, one woman stands without fear.Β  Mallory Bright is the only daughter of London’s master locksmith. For her there is no lock too elaborate, no secret too well kept. Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster and protector of Queen Elizabeth – the last of the Tudor monarchs – and her realm, is quick to realise Mallory’s talent and draws her into his world of intrigue, danger and deception. With her by his side, no scheme in England … Continue reading Book Review: The Locksmiths Daughter by Karen Brooks.

Book Suggestions – The Brewer’s Tale, by Karen Brooks (2014).

Looks very interesting. Lost family members, hardships, survival and struggling to make ends meet…. Not my usually genre but for some reason this book just called to me πŸ“šπŸ’―πŸ’™ Synopsis When Anneke Sheldrake is forced to find a way to support her family after her father is lost at sea, she turns to the business by which her mother’s family once prospered: brewing ale.Β  Armed with her Dutch mother’s recipes and a belief that anything would be better than the life her vindictive cousin has offered her, she makes a deal with her father’s aristocratic employer: Anneke has six months … Continue reading Book Suggestions – The Brewer’s Tale, by Karen Brooks (2014).

Book Suggestions – Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (2018).

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first of a new series that looks like it may be really good πŸ’œπŸ“šπŸ’™πŸ’―πŸ‘πŸ‘€β­οΈ Synopsis Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered. On that day the Kaiser took Theodosia’s land and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess – a title of shame to wear in her new life as a prisoner. For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She’s endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new … Continue reading Book Suggestions – Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (2018).

Book Suggestions – The Fall of Gondolin, by J. R. R. Tolkien (2018).

Something newly released by one of the classic authors of all time. This will be worth checking out before they turn it into a movie! The Fall of Gondolin by J R R Tolkien Synopsis In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to ManwΓ«, chief of the Valar. Central to this enmity of the gods is the … Continue reading Book Suggestions – The Fall of Gondolin, by J. R. R. Tolkien (2018).

Book Suggestions -Markswoman, by Rati Mehrotra (2018).

This could be really good… “An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins brings both peace and chaos to their post-apocalyptic world in this bewitching blend of science fiction and epic fantasyβ€”the first entry in a debut duology that displays the inventiveness of the works of Sarah Beth Durst and Marie Lu. – Kindle Synopsis Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of a handful of sisterhoods of highly trained elite warriors. Armed with blades whose metal is imbued with magic and guided by a strict code of conduct, the Orders are sworn to keep the peace … Continue reading Book Suggestions -Markswoman, by Rati Mehrotra (2018).

Book Suggestions – The Little Shop of Found Things, by Paula Brackton (2018).

A new start brings adventure in historical times… All set for adventure? This could be worth checking out πŸ™‚πŸ’―πŸ‘πŸ’™β­οΈ Synopsis An antique shop haunted by a ghost. A silver treasure with an injustice in its story. An adventure to the past she’ll never forget. Xanthe and her mother Flora leave London behind for a fresh start, taking over an antique shop in the historic town of Marlborough. Xanthe has always had an affinity with some of the antiques she finds. When she touches them, she can sense something of the past they come from and the stories they hold. When … Continue reading Book Suggestions – The Little Shop of Found Things, by Paula Brackton (2018).