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Nadina

Nadina London, United Kingdom Member Since 2010

Perhaps there isn't much magic in everyday life, but something magical can happen when you read a good book.

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  • "Witty and strangely matter-of-fact ..."

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    This book had a rather interesting idea - pilgrim trips from our world into a world of magic and wonder. The magical world is being exploited like a theme park, aiming to fulfil all cliche ideas of magic of the visiting travellers. The organiser of these trips is the almighty Mr. Chesney, who holds all people in the magical world in his hand due to his power over a demon he can call his very own.

    This is a very entertaining listen with all the proceedings told in a very "matter-of-fact" tone, presenting the woes and troubles of organising fake battles and a fake, but believable dark overlord. The book is funny and light-hearted, but almost sounding too mundane. Still, if you are in the mood for a light listen, definitely give this one a go.

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    The Dark Lord of Derkholm

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    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Jonathan Broadbent
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    A humorous fantasy adventure from the Godmother of fantasy, Diana Wynne Jones. Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature in 1999. A humorous fantasy from Diana Wynne Jones. In a world next door to ours, the tourist industry is devastating the population by its desire to experience all the fantasy clichés - Dark Lords, impoverished villages, dragons etc.The Head of the University resolves to shut the tours down; the only problem being the ruthless tour-master - and his all-powerful demons.

    Nadina says: "Witty and strangely matter-of-fact story"
  • "Great intermediate book"

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    A bit of an interruption in the series of "Skulduggery Pleasant" and it was good. A lot of people have complained that with male-dominated cast, the female narrator didn't really fit, even thought it was done because of the story being told from the point of view of Tanith Low. I must say, it did not irritate me at all. I thought it all fitted rather well and that the female narrator did a great job. The book is full of dry humour, action and plot twists, characteristic to Derek Landy. So hold on to your hats and if you haven't tried yet to listen to the Skulduggery Pleasant series, then you are missing out!

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    The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Tamaryn Payne
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    A brilliant, hilarious one-off novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant universe, from number-one-bestselling author Derek LandyThis time, the bad guys take the stage.Tanith Low, now possessed by a remnant, recruits a gang of villains - many of whom will be familiar from previous Skulduggery adventures - in order to track down and steal the four God-Killer level weapons that could hurt Darquesse when she eventually emerges. Also on the trail of the weapons is a secret group of Sanctuary sorcerers, and doing his best to keep up and keep Tanith alive is one Mister Ghastly Bespoke.

    Nadina says: "Great intermediate book"
  • "Brilliant as usual"

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    Being a great Skulduggery Pleasant fan, I am absolutely addicted to this series and I am agog with anticipation for each subsequent instalment. The "Last Stand of Dead Men" does not disappoint. With his usual ruthlessness, Derek Landy clearly does not appreciate too much attachment to any given character and the book is full of twists and turns. Can't wait for the next one!

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    Last Stand of Dead Men: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
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    War has finally come. But it's not a war between good and evil, or light and dark - it's a war between Sanctuaries. For too long, the Irish Sanctuary has teetered on the brink of world-ending disaster, and the other Sanctuaries around the world have had enough. Allies turn to enemies, friends turn to foes, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie must team up with the rest of the Dead Men if they're going to have any chance at all of maintaining the balance of power and getting to the root of a vast conspiracy that has been years in the making.

    Nadina says: "Brilliant as usual"
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Never annoy the king of the gods

Here be dragons

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