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Elixir by Jason O’Loughlin

Here's my first impressions of the second book in the Obsidian series by Jason O'Loughlin. Nothing too in depth, just my initial thoughts. The second book in the Obsidian series leaves Britain and goes globetrotting with newly discovered powers, new allies, scarier enemies, Arthurian legends come to life and a race against time and poison,… Continue reading Elixir by Jason O’Loughlin

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Obsidian by Jason O’Loughlin

I don't normally review non-vampire books so this post isn't on As The Crows Feast. However, I was fortunate to get a signed copy for Christmas and I felt the best way to repay that was to offer an honest review. It's nothing fancy, just some first impressions. Obsidian is an interesting read. The world… Continue reading Obsidian by Jason O’Loughlin

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Announcement: Improvements to my reviews site

After months of saying I'd do it and letting other things get in the way, I've finally drawn some pictures for my reviews. I don't think they're good enough to warrant such a delay but I'm so fed up of seeing them bare so I decided to finally do some, regardless of quality, and open… Continue reading Announcement: Improvements to my reviews site

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Weekly Update (09.04.2017) Of More Words and New Ideas

Currently reading: The True Blood Omnibus by Charlaine Harris Weekly Novel Word Count: 5,430 Weekly Short Story Word Count: 905 Weekly Review Word Count: 564 Weekly Fanfiction Word Count: 1,616 Here's the formula for perfect productivity in writing: ambient soundscapes + disconnection from the Internet = at least 600 words per weekday and over 1000… Continue reading Weekly Update (09.04.2017) Of More Words and New Ideas

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Weekly Update (19.03.2017) – Of No Distractions and Lots of Words

Currently reading: Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan (one of my favourite authors) Fortnightly¬†Fiction Word Count: 14927 Fortnightly Review Word Count: 1993 As you've probably noticed, I didn't make a weekly update last week. That was because I was on holiday at that time and decided that I was going to use that time¬†as a… Continue reading Weekly Update (19.03.2017) – Of No Distractions and Lots of Words

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Weekly Update (05.03.2017)

Currently (re)reading: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice Weekly Word Count: 4002 Review Word Count: 578 I seem to be having the opposite problem I was having last year - I'm writing more of my novel than I am of my reviews. Not necessarily a bad thing but it is starting to annoy me… Continue reading Weekly Update (05.03.2017)

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Weekly Update (26.02.2017

Weekly Word Count: 4260 Review Word Count: 222 Currently (re)reading: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice I've (finally) finished re-reading The Historian and now to get down to the business of reviewing. As you see, I haven't made much headway. It's probably the sizeable amount of fact-checking I'm going to have to do for… Continue reading Weekly Update (26.02.2017

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Weekly Update (19.02.2017): Of better ideas and organisation

Currently (re)reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Weekly Word Count: 4633 Do you ever get this feeling when you're writing: you're agonising over how to do a scene or a plotline absolutely right, you try multiple things but nothing seems to work and, then, it hits you. Do you really need this in your story?… Continue reading Weekly Update (19.02.2017): Of better ideas and organisation

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Weekly Update: (12.02.2017) Of Reviews and Strictly

Currently (re)reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Weekly Word Count: 3555 Review Word Count: 2547 My main achievement this week is getting my review of Feast of Fools done. The first draft is done and, when the time comes, I'll polish it before it's published. It's nice to feel that I have a review waiting… Continue reading Weekly Update: (12.02.2017) Of Reviews and Strictly

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Weekly Updates (01.01.2017)

Currently reading: The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding Fortnightly Word Count (from 19.12.2016): 8088 Happy New Year, everyone! And, as you can see, I've decided to celebrate by improving my blog a bit. I've changed the name (the old one was rather unimaginative), the header (that picture wasn't intentional, it was just the… Continue reading Weekly Updates (01.01.2017)