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Place of birth: Exeter, Devon
Now living: Sidford, Devon

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Mark Perfect's 7 reviews

Starborn by Lucy Hounsom (The Worldmaker Trilogy)

A highly imaginative, complex and original opening book of The Worldmaker Trilogy.Initially I was overawed by the sheer concentration required to follow the cryptic and slightly disjointed writing style. There appeared to be crucial information missing, and I was put off by the relatively slow pace and somewhat gloomy outlook. I persevere...

7.9/10

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The Novice by Taran Matharu (Summoner Trilogy)

The Novice is a rewarding start to the Summoner series by Taran Matharu. It has an original feel, refreshing storyline, is simple to read, with short punchy chapters, and is moderately paced. Those familiar with The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan, will find it less intense and slower-paced. The strongest features of this boo...

8.3/10

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Windhaven by George RR Martin

Maris wants more than anything to be a flyer after seeing them as a child. Her harsh days spent foraging for clams with her mother were eased if only a little by watching them on the beach. Maris even befriended one, but she found early on that she would never be a flyer as only the firstborn child is allowed to inherit the metal wings as their ...

8.9/10

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The High Lord by Trudi Canavan (The Black Magician Trilogy)

Book three of The Black Magician Trilogy: The High Lord, is an excellent read, arguably the best of the trilogy.This highly rewarding book draws all of the storylines together, smoothly. This is some achievement, considering that there are so many sub-storylines, and that the intensity and lively pace remain.You are reminded of jus...

8.6/10

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The Novice by Trudi Canavan (The Black Magician Trilogy)

Book 2 of The Black Magicians Trilogy continues the light reading style from Book 1. It is written at a fast pace, and oozes intensity. The storyline is extremely enjoyable, with a good amount of progression, intrigue and mystery. It is perhaps the least ambitious of the trilogy, but the flow is probably the best. Book 3 is the brilliant reward ...

8.1/10

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The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan (The Black Magician Trilogy)

This stand-alone book is linked to - and precedes - The Black Magician Trilogy but was actually published a significant time after it. Seemingly more confidently written than the trilogy, it has a stronger adventure element, and arguably the most lively and adult-themed interplay between characters.Although the book was imaginative, enter...

8.4/10

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The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan (The Black Magician Trilogy)

The Magician’s Guild is a fantastic first book to begin The Black Magician Trilogy. I found it to be simply written, yet original, unpredictable, fast-paced and throbbing with intensity.It was easy to be transported into the world described, and quite often I felt present on the journey with the likeable lead character. I did, howev...

8.0/10

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