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In a Paris ravaged by magic-laced wars, the great houses which are led by fallen angels, struggle to gain and maintain power in their crumbling, war-torn city. The story focuses on House Silverspires, which once was the most powerful of houses but now struggles with the unexplained

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In the near future, technologically enhanced superspy Peter Caswell is dispatched on a top-secret assignment unlike any he's ever faced. A spacecraft that vanished years ago has been found, along with the bodies of it's murdered crew - save one.

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The brilliant thing about this book is that there is no overarching antagonist until the very latter part of the novel. Becky Chambers trusts that the reader will familiarise themselves with her superbly realised cast before needing to bring in any sign of tension.

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A reinvention of all your favourite literary monsters, Mel Foster and the Demon Butler is a fresh and exciting tale of Victorian England with more than a few unusual happenings that you won't find in the history books. 

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Bryony Mailer is a bored, 24-year-old history graduate working as a junior day receptionist at the Fetch Brothers Golf Spa Hotel near Arbroath.

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Trollhunters tracks the coming-of-age of Jim Sturgess Jnr., a seemingly ordinary kid with an over-protective father. Jim’s uncle, Jack, was the last child to vanish during a spate of child disappearances in 1969, the last of the "milk carton kids".

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A novel that collides "Firefly" with Brother in the Land in the most satisfying way. Way Down Dark is a gritty, claustrophobic dystopian novel with a heroine worth rooting for.

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Sixteen-year-old Rory’s birthday hasn’t got off to a shining start. A bag of soggy chips and nostalgic memories of an absent dad are unlikely to get anyone into the party spirit. As Rory sits by the pier at the edge of his dead-end town, he encounters a washed up, naked, utterly strange girl.

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