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The Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding

Let’s just skip straight to the conclusion: Ace of Skulls is my favourite book of the year. I’ve looked back at the lists of books I’ve read in previous years, and it’d be my favourite new book of the last three years (although on reflection I’d change my 2012 list to have Ready Player One above Red Country, and Ready Player One is the closest contender to Ace of Skulls). Read the rest of this entry


The Weavers of Saramyr and The Skein of Lament by Chris Wooding

These two books form the first two thirds of the Braided Path series by Chris Wooding. I decided to read this series because I absolutely loved Wooding’s Tales of the Ketty Jay series. Short review: the Braided Path series isn’t anywhere near as good (so far). I’ve decided to review these two chaps together now, because I’m taking a bit of a break from the series before the third book.

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