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Place of birth: Bury
Now living: Birmingham

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Jo Fitzpatrick's 16 reviews

Infernal by Mark de Jager

Stratus wakes in an unfamiliar place, with nothing but the knowledge that he is not human, with no memories of his past but possessing great strength, a powerful sorcery and the burning instinct to survive at any cost.When we first meet Stratus he is disorientated, suffering amnesia, immobile and in danger – and right from that firs...

8.7/10

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Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie

Sharp Ends combines previously published, award-winning tales with exclusive new short stories. Violence explodes, treachery abounds, and the words are as deadly as the weapons in the rogue’s gallery of side-shows, back-stories, and sharp endings from the world of the First Law.From the world of the First Law comes an anthology of s...

7.0/10

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Half a War by Joe Abercrombie (Shattered Sea)

'A warriors place is at Death's side' said Raith as he stood. 'So he can introduce her to his enemies.'Half a War is the conclusive third book in Joe Abercrombie's Shattered Sea saga. It follows on smoothly from the events at the conclusion of Half a World and we find ourselves witness to the politics and events su...

8.2/10

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The Forbidden by FR Tallis

When ambitious Doctor Paul Clément takes a job at the mission hospital on Saint Sébastien, he has dreams of discovering cures for tropical diseases. What he finds is a place where the black arts are just a way of life. After witnessing the ritualistic murder of a young man, said to be one of the living dead, he is forbidden to spea...

6.0/10

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Half the World by Joe Abercrombie (Shattered Sea)

The second in Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea trilogy, Half the World continues the story of Yarvi but from a slightly different perspective. Thorn is disliked by most, a prickly, arrogant girl who finds herself in Yarvi’s debt and dragged halfway across the world because of it.I loved the first book, I barely put it down on my fi...

9.8/10

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Plague World by Dana Fredsti (An Ashley Parker novel)

Having been ambushed in San Francisco, which is now fully engulfed in the zombie plague, Ashley and the wild cards must pursue the enemy to San Diego. There they will discover a splinter of their own organization, the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús, which seeks to weaponise the plague. But that isn't the worst news. The...

6.0/10

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Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence (Red Queen's War)

This review contains minor spoilers."I'm a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course not letting them down requires honesty, fair play or bravery."Prince of Fools, the first story in The Red Queen's War trilogy is set in The Broken Empire and introduces readers to P...

9.4/10

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Half a King by Joe Abercrombie (Shattered Sea)

Half A King by Joe Abercrombie has been marketed as Abercrombie's attempt at telling a "grimdark" Young Adult story. Once you get past all the buzzwords and marketing speech, you will find a story about a young man with a horribly disfigured and almost useless limb who is not satisfied with simply surviving extreme adversity in a b...

9.7/10

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The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris

The concept of this book is very intriguing, the Norse mythology that is so widely known retold from the perspective of the one who brought down Asgard – Loki the Trickster. Will we discover that Loki is actually a misunderstood soul rather than the backstabbing traitor that the original stories portray him as?The story is told thro...

7.4/10

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The Never Pages by Graham Thomas

The Never Pages is a very odd book to behold – there's no blurb on the back, no author announced on the front and it actually looks like an old journal. It tells us the story of Mr G____, a Dream Investigator who is travelling through the Never Realm in order to find his lover Lucy and answers from a mysterious man called Brekker....

9.0/10

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Plague Nation by Dana Fredsti (An Ashley Parker novel)

The sequel to Dana Fredsti’s first novel Plague Town, Plague Nation follows our favourite smart-mouthed protagonist Ashley as the zombie plague continues to spread into the larger towns, and she and her fellow Wild Cards are the only thing that can stop it.The undead have been defeated in Redwood Grove, CA, but reports of similar ou...

7.0/10

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The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost

Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam.Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school… and is bein...

7.0/10

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Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City's two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents' sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud - and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics ...

6.0/10

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Plague Town by Dana Fredsti (An Ashley Parker novel)

Ashley was just trying to get through a tough day when the world turned upside down. A terrifying virus appears, quickly becoming a pandemic that leaves its victims, not dead, but far worse. Attacked by zombies, Ashley discovers that she is a 'Wild-Card' - immune to the virus - and she is recruited to fight back and try to control the ou...

8.6/10

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Blood Forge by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

An ancient snake-demon lays trapped behind the stone walls of an Incan prison, for centuries demanding blood sacrifices and scheming to escape. Then it discovers a pathway into the world of men, forging itself into a malevolent 357 Colt Python, and making itself capable of incomparable destruction and misery. Through decades it torments the unfo...

7.0/10

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Total Immunity by Robert Ward

Smart, tough Los Angeles FBI agents Jack Harper and Oscar Hidalgo meet their match in a diamond smuggler, Steinbach, who seems to have almost superhuman powers. Arrested during a clever sting operation, Steinbach tells the team of agents he will kill them, and sure enough, one by one, they start to die. Worse, Jack can’t begin to pin i...

6.0/10

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