Lioness Rampant – Tamora Pierce

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"On a March afternoon a knight and a man-at-arms reached the gate of the Marenite city of Berat." My childhood love of the first book in the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna, failed to continue with either adulthood or the series, and alas we don't finish any better. Or any worse, so there is that. Alanna, always getting … Continue reading Lioness Rampant – Tamora Pierce

Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances – Aliette de Bodard

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"Up until Asmodeus spoke up, it had been an uneventful day - or, at any rate, not more eventful than usual." I'm annoyed at myself at still not having got round to reading the Dominion of the Fallen series, but instead started with this series of novellas. I'm told that you can read them as stand alone, and … Continue reading Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances – Aliette de Bodard

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)

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Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelson) is plotting and scheming, aiming to recruit followers and legitimise himself, with the intent of using political power to start a war with the Muggle world. Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) is touted as best-placed to stop him for some reason, and castigated when he doesn't. However, we're shown that … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)