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Place of birth: Ashford, Kent
Now living: Ashford, Kent

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Stuart E Wise's 10 reviews

Grace Under Fire by Frog and Esther Jones

It’s the 21st Century, and magic users are outlaws. The public considers summoners evil and in league with the Devil. So when someone or something wipes out the entire Spokane Grove, police are baffled and wary. After all, what is more powerful than a group of summoners?Grace Moore is a foodie - and a mid-level Seattle summoner - se...

8.8/10

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Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel

Tragedy has caused the sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off the destructive practice of alchemy – and to never again covet his brother’s betrothed, Elizabeth. But when Victor and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist venturing further. Here, power and passion reign, defying all of Victor&r...

8.3/10

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Boneland by Alan Garner

If the sleeper wakes, the dream dies…Professor Colin Whisterfield spends his days at Jodrell Bank, using the radio telescope to look for his lost sister in the Pleiades. At the same time, and in another time, the Watcher cuts the rock and dances, to keep the sky above the earth and the stars flying.Colin can’t remember...

8.9/10

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This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel

The purest intentions can stir up the darkest obsessions.In this prequel to Mary Shelley's gothic classic, Frankenstein, 16-year-old Victor Frankenstein begins a dark journey that will change his life forever. Victor's twin, Konrad, has fallen ill, and no doctor is able to cure him. Unwilling to give up on his brother, Victor enli...

9.1/10

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Runemarks by Joanne Harris

Maddy Smith has always been an outsider. Born with a rusty-coloured rune on her hand - what the villagers call a ruinmark - she is scarred by this symbol of the old gods, a sign of magic.And everyone known that magic is dangerous. Except for Maddy who thinks it’s rather fun. Until now. For suddenly her friend One-Eye, a rascally Out...

9.0/10

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The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny

Amber is one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself - shadow worlds, which can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apart by jealousies and suspicion; the disappearance of the patriarch, Oberon has intensified the internal conflict by leaving the throne apparently up for grabs; and amnesia has...

8.4/10

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Lord Oda's Revenge by Nick Lake (Blood Ninja series)

Japan, 1566Taro is a Blood Ninja, a silent assassin trained in the arts of death but doomed to live on the blood of others. He has killed his mortal foe: Lord Oda.But Lord Oda is not quiet in his grave. He has found a way to reach beyond death. He will have his revenge.Taro will have to go to hell and back to face his arch e...

8.0/10

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Blood Ninja by Nick Lake (Blood Ninja series)

Japan, 1565Taro has been brought up as a fisherman’s son. He will become a ninja, a silent assassin trained in the arts of death.He will face samurai, warriors as sharply honed as the blade at their side. He will battle warlords for the title of Shogun.But he will be in darkness, for no Blood Ninja can face the light of d...

7.5/10

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The Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner

When Colin and Susan unwittingly rouse the Old Magic from its slumber, the uncontrollable ferocity of the Wild Hunt is unleashed upon the world once more. Soon they are inextricably caught up in the struggle between the wizard, Cadellin Silverbrow – and the evil Morrigan.But the children too are in great danger. They will need all o...

7.4/10

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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner

When Colin and Susan are pursued by eerie creatures across Alderley Edge, the wizard - Cadellin Silverbrow – takes them to safety deep in the caves of Fundindelve. Here he watches over the sleep of one hundred and forty knights, awaiting the fated hour when they must rise and fight.But the Weirdstone of Brisingamen is lost, and with...

9.7/10

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