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Review: Our Dark Duet

“I am a man, not a movement,” he said. “But if a movement is what it takes to end this war, then I will play my part.”   Our Dark Duet opens with Katherine in Prosperity, fighting monsters there, while August seems to have taken up his fallen brother’s mantle-but considering that Leo was a...

Review: An Ember In The Ashes

  “I’d rather die than live with no mercy, no honor, no soul.” ― Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes   An Ember In The Ashes grapples with questions of loyalty versus morality. If your loyalty means the death and destruction of thousands of lives, and the slavery of a people, what is it…


Review: Sorcerer To The Crown

Some thoughts on this book by Malaysian-Chinese author Zen Cho. A) Issues of slavery and colonialism were touched and then dropped. I feel like it is because to delve deeper into consequences of these is to possibly make the book unsellable in Western countries? The question of why Z was adopted, but his parents were...

Book Review: A Malaysian Restaurant in London

Rating: 2**/5*****   A slim book with a large imagination, this novel about a young girl with special gifts is part horror, part thriller, part what-in-the-world-is-happening. Brush up on your South-east Asian (specifically Malay) myths and legends, cos you’re gonna need them. The love story in it is sweet and stretches across decades, and the…