SF/F Read Alongs: All Is Fair, Part 4

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In the fourth and final part of All Is Fair, there’s another surprise in store before things begin to turn around for our unlikely heroes – but are they turning around for the better…?

This week’s questions are provided by imyril at X + 1. Spoiler alert!

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Temeraire: Black Powder War, Part 2

In Part 2 of Black Powder War, our heroes make it back to civilisation – but there are a few surprises in store when they get there, and none of them are pleasant.

This review is brought to you by my Actually Quite Shocked face. Spoiler alert!

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SF/F Read Alongs: Late Eclipses, Part 4

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In the fourth and final part of Late Eclipses, lives hang in the balance as Toby races to unravel plots and find answers to certain questions – and one of those lives is her own. DRAMA.

This week’s questions were provided by Hisham El-Far, and will cover chapter 28 to the end of the book. Spoiler alert!

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SF/F Read Alongs: The Republic of Thieves, Part 3

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In Part 3 of The Republic of Thieves, the younger Bastards are sent out into the wider world on their own, to work together for the first time. Meanwhile in the present day, Locke and Sabetha are finally reunited – but not for long…

This week’s questions are put forth by imyril at X + 1 and will cover Interlude: Striking Sparks to Intersect II: Tinder. Mind the spoilers!

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Giveaway: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Hello! Today is looking to be a gloriously fine day in my little corner of the world, and what better way to improve it further than by declaring that I have TWO COPIES OF SORCERER TO THE CROWN TO GIVE AWAY.

Oh yes. Newly minted, marvellously shiny, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR and waiting for good homes! Check out the details below.

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SF/F Read Alongs: All Is Fair, Part 3

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Banner by Sarah at The Illustrated Page

In Part 3 of All Is Fair, some more puzzle pieces regarding the Agency – and the Fae – fall into place, Will suffers the consequences of certain actions and decisions, and Cathy’s final wish is fulfilled – but that’s just the beginning…

This week’s questions are from Sarah at The Illustrated Page, and cover chapters 15 to 22. Spoiler alert!

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SF/F Read Alongs: Late Eclipses, Part 3

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In Part 3 of Late Eclipses, Toby finds a rather unlikely new ally, and thus finds some of the truth she was looking for. And then she finds more of it than she’d bargained for – right before she’s arrested for murder…

This week’s questions are from yours truly, in a last minute schedule change, and I’ll be covering chapters 19 to 27. Spoilers below!

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SF/F Read Alongs: The Republic of Thieves, Part 2

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In Part 2 of The Republic of Thieves, Locke has an intensely creepy near-death experience, and afterward must turn his attention to the proposed election job. Meanwhile, back in Younger Days, we get to see him take on Sabetha for the first time in competition.

This week’s questions are from Sarah at The Illustrated Page, and the post below will contain many spoilers!

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Temeraire: Black Powder War, Part 1

People! We are now on the THIRD BOOK in the Temeraire series. Where the heck does the time go?

Anyway! In the first part of Black Powder War, we see Will, Temeraire and company exchange their previously seafaring setpieces for an overland journey, as they leave China on a mission to Istanbul to recover some dragon eggs and bring them safely back to Britain. New faces join the crew, and of course there’s trouble ahead…

This review is brought to you by me being surprisingly on the ball for once. Spoiler alert!

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SF/F Read Alongs: All Is Fair, Part 2

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Banner by Sarah at The Illustrated Page

In Part 2 of All Is Fair, Will discovers he’s been played, we finally get to meet the Sorcerer of Mercia, and Sam discovers unexpected truths about his late wife.

This week we’re covering chapters 7 to 14, with questions from Hisham El-Far. Spoilers below!

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