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Review: Of Fire and Stars – Audrey Coulthurst

Part 1 of Of Fire and Stars – Princess Dennaleia is betrothed to the prince of a neighboring kingdom to seal an alliance. When she meets her fiance’s sister, princess Amaranthine, the two girls together start investigating a secret that could threaten the kingdom.

Collected: Bioshock by 2K Games

COLLECTION: The once magnificent Underwater City of Rapture is deserted, and as you make your way through its dangerous corridors, you slowly discover what happened to what was once Andrew Ryan’s Utopia.

The Martian

Review: The Martian – Andy Weir

NASA Astronaut Mark Watney was only supposed to be on Mars for 31 days. When a dust storm almost kills him, the rest of the crew leaves – under the impression that their colleague is actually dead…

Review: Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas is a collection of six intertwined short stories spanning across different times, settings, genres and styles, sharing themes and references, forming a single tale told through six beginnings and six ends.

Review: Eragon – Christopher Paolini

Book one of the Inheritance Cycle – when Eragon finds a mysterious stone in the forest, he initially takes it home to sell. However, he realises that it is in fact a dragon egg – and Eragon is thrust into a dangerous adventure.

Review: City of Dragons – Robin Hobb

Book 3 of The Rain Wild Chronicles – The legendary city of Kelsingra has been found, and captain Leftrin has returned to the Rain wilds to claim their reward. Meanwhile, Malta and Reyn Khuprus are expecting a child…

Review: Dragon Haven – Robin Hobb

Book 2 of The Rain Wild Chronicles – A group of travellers must guide a band of malformed, newly-hatched dragons to a mythical city. As they travel, we see companionships develop, and the dragons keep growing…

Review: The Dragon Keeper – Robin Hobb

Book 1 of The Rain Wild Chronicles – A group of travellers must guide a band of malformed, newly-hatched dragons to a mythical city. Will the Dragon Keepers be able to provide for their charges, or will they become the prey?

Review: Merlin – BBC

A light-hearted yet dramatic BBC 1 retelling of the story of Arthur and Merlin where both are young men who initially dislike each other, but grow to appreciate the other as the show progresses.