‘I know what it is even before I pick it up and open it, but I do it anyway, leafing through the pictures of torture, death and crime – some ancient line drawings, some photographs. Written in looping cursive on the first page is the creed of the people who worship and aspire to such… Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday – New Dusk
‘We ate at a crummy Chinese restaurant with a Chinese waiter who spoke only Spanish. Shauna, dressed impeccably in a blue suit with a neckline that plunged like Black Monday, frowned. “Moo Shu pork in a tortilla shell?” “Be adventurous,” I said. We met our first day of college. Someone in the registrar’s office had… Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday – Tell No One
‘In front of me is a hole, a hole that I’ve been digging, in the middle of the green garden carpet. And suddenly I can’t think what I’m doing here, what it is I’m looking for. For a moment I’m too frightened to move, not knowing what I might do next. It could be anything:… Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday – Elizabeth is Missing
Names may be lost or forgotten. No one knew that better than Lazlo Strange. He’d had another name first, but it had died like a song with no one left to sing it. Maybe it had been an old family name, burnished by generations of use. Maybe it had been given to him by someone… Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday – Strange The Dreamer
Good grief, how is it April already?! Last month involved loads of books but not necessarily the ones I originally said I was going to read! I had a bit of a comic/graphic novel binge mid-month which set back my planned reading but was very enjoyable. Then I misplaced the book I actually wanted to… Continue reading My April TBR
You said you hated the numbness, The apathy, the cold. You wanted the joy of sun on your face, The laughter, the warmth. This is the price you pay. You choke on your words as you say them, The terror, the tears. You said you wanted your feelings back, So take them, take them all.… Continue reading Black Wednesday
In 1892, when their parents are unacountably detained in India, Beatrice and Daniel Cook go to stay with Dr Ernest Drake. There they begin to learn dragonology but soon a series of events plunges them into an adventure involving Dr Drake’s arch-enemy Ignatius Crook, who has determined that he alone shall become Dragon Master and head of the Secret and Ancient Society of Dragonologists. The hunt for the Dragon’s Eye is on!