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Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa-Book Review

4B83BF46-1849-4C8C-8BC9-96FD2DFD6EB9This is a YA fantasy tale and is the first of a trilogy.

This is a world where the mythical creatures of Japanese legends are real and alive. So humans, demons and samurai walk the land with other wonderful beings.

There are two main characters, Yumeko, a young girl who has lived all her life at a temple, after being found in a basket at the temple, raised by monks, She is a very special individual, part Kitsune, part human.

Kage, a young man, a special kind of samurai, Who has a powerful and very dangerous weapon and is able to slay demons and monsters.

The two are thrown together by fate and travel together on their quests and the great Dragon is rising.

The language is beautifully poetic and the atmospheric world building is stunning and imaginative. I’m looking forward to the next in the series.

I would like to thank the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

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Murder at the Manor Hotel by Betty Rowlands – Book Review

 

 

A cozy crime novel

Melissa Craig is a successful crime novelist who lives alone in the Cotswolds. She is friends with her neighbour, Iris, who is an artist.

Melissa is asked to write a play for the local drama group to be staged at Heyshill Manor in honour of the owner, Rich Mitchell.

During rehearsals, one of the troupe is found injured in the cellar, unfortunately he dies and it’s initially believed to be an accident, but Rich Mitch isn’t so sure. And so the mystery begins.

Melissa starts delving into the events and finds much more than she bargained for in this charming, yet thrilling tale with some great twists along the way. I did miss the interactions between Melissa and Iris in this one though as Iris was away in France.

A cosy mystery just perfect to read, snuggled on the sofa with a good cup of tea.

I would like to thank the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

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