Rae Allen gave 4 stars to: Killing the Beasts

Rae Allen reviewed:

Killing the Beasts by Chris Simms

4.0 out of 5 stars Find the serial killer, April 29, 2015
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This is an excellent crime drama. The way the characters both good and bad are connected give the book an impetus not always found in the ‘serial killer’ genre.

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Rae Allen gave 4 stars to: Chimera (Universe Eventual Book 1)

Rae Allen reviewed:

Chimera (Universe Eventual Book 1) by N.J. Tanger

4.0 out of 5 stars Dystopian universe delights, April 27, 2015
Chimera is billed as YA Science fiction, and as with the best YA fiction it will appeal to a much broader audience.

The book starts at a fast pace and almost immediately introduces two of the main characters, with the hint of a third. The reader soon finds themselves in a dystopian universe, the colony of Stephens’ Point is dying, abandoned by Earth.

The characters of Theo and Selena are well detailed while the other two main characters Marcus and Megan are less so, but still very real.

As a start to what appears to be a series, ‘Universe Eventual’, this is very impressive. I would have given it five stars except I couldn’t really envisage the environment and place in which it was set as well as I would have liked.

I’m looking forward to more in this universe!

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Rae Allen gave 4 stars to: FIERCE

Rae Allen reviewed:

FIERCE: Sixteen Authors Of Fantasy by Mercedes Lackey

4.0 out of 5 stars A taste of fantasy that will leave you looking for more, April 7, 2015
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"Fierce" is a great way to get a taste of a range of fantasy fiction authors. Some like Mercedes Lackey and Morgan Rice I know quite well, while others like C Greenwood and K. J. Colt provided me with a great introduction to their work and their style of storytelling. As a collection the only weakness was a couple of yarns I had already read, but as a whole a very strong body of work.

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10 things I learnt as an Australian in Berlin

Earlier this year I spend a month in Berlin.

  1. It is OK to drink beer in the street.
    A couple of blokes having a drink and a chat in the street

    Not only is it OK to wander the streets with a beer, but the railway stations normally have a bottle shop just to get you through the walk from the station to home.

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