An Interview with ZEN CHO

Name: ZEN CHO Author of: SORCERER TO THE CROWN (2015) On the web: On Twitter: @zenaldehyde Zen Cho is a Malaysian writer of SFF and romance. She was born and raised in Selangor, read law at Cambridge, and currently lives in London. Her debut historical fantasy Sorcerer to the Crown is out now in […]

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SORCERER TO THE CROWN Zen Cho ( Macmillan ( £16.99 Regency London in a time of magical upheaval. The Sorcerer Royal is dead, his staff passed on to his successor, but his familiar gone. His successor has split opinion within the Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers: Zacharias Wythe is Sir Stephen’s son in all but […]


The 2013 Round-Up

And so, once more, to the end of the year and the requisite retrospective of my reading habits over the past twelve months here at Reader Dad. Regular visitors and Twitter followers will know that 2013 has been a year full of ups and downs (more downs, unfortunately, than ups) for me, what with five […]

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REVIVER by Seth Patrick

REVIVER Seth Patrick ( Macmillan ( £12.99 "Sometimes Jonah Miller hated talking to the dead." Jonah Miller is a reviver. As part of the Forensic Revival Service, his job is to bring the recent dead back to life – briefly – to obtain a witness statement from them concerning the circumstances of their death. When […]

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The 2012 Round-Up

It’s that time of the year again when the “best of the year” lists start to appear. Not wanting to be left out, and because I had some fun with it last year, I’ve decided to do another round-up, and remind everyone what my top ten (or so) books of 2012 are. THE ROUND-UP By […]

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RAILSEA by China Miéville

RAILSEA China Miéville ( Macmillan ( £17.99 China Miéville’s latest novel, Railsea, takes us to a strange new world, and introduces us to Sham ap Soorap, a young boy working as an apprentice doctor aboard a moletrain. In the course of a moldywarpe hunt, the crew come across a wrecked train, and Sham discovers a […]

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THE SEA ON FIRE by Howard Cunnell

THE SEA ON FIRE Howard Cunnell Picador ( £12.99 Kim is a man in his mid-thirties who has spent the vast majority of the latter half of his life travelling the world and diving some of its most beautiful spots. Nowadays he is living in Brixton with his wife and three daughters, the call of […]

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EASY MONEY by Jens Lapidus

EASY MONEY Jens Lapidus Translated by Astri von Arbin Ahlander Macmillan ( £12.99 Released: 2nd February 2012 When Jens Lapidus’ debut novel, Easy Money, landed on my desk, it came bearing a quote that is almost inevitable these days on the English translations of Swedish novels – the quote that compares this writer to Stieg […]

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