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From Planet Texas, With Love and Aliens (English Edition)
From Planet Texas, With Love and Aliens (English Edition)
Preis: EUR 2,99

5.0 von 5 Sternen Interesting variety of stories, 31. Mai 2017
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I stumbled onto this anthology by chance and was pleasantly surprised. The stories range from fantasy over paranormal to science fiction, so there’s a lot of variety in them. I enjoyed how diverse the ideas were, an interplanetary triathlon, genetically modified cats/people, clever noblewomen, vampires on a diet or the garden shad (no typo!) to name only a few.

And though the stories stand by themselves, many of them could be spun into longer yarns, for example the fairy tale at the beginning, the hunter of paranormal beings assisting the police or the one with the watchers in the mirror.


War of the Seasons, Book Three: The Hunter (English Edition)
War of the Seasons, Book Three: The Hunter (English Edition)
Preis: EUR 7,66

5.0 von 5 Sternen Satisfying end to the series, 3. August 2016
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I very much enjoyed this third and final book, which wraps up the ‘War of the Seasons’ trilogy. The world of Ailionora and the different races that inhabit it continue to be intriguing (how I do appreciate good world building!) and Story is an engaging heroine. She’s strong, without being flawless, and grows as the tale unfolds.

The only complaint I have is that the book is too short! I would dearly have loved to stay in Ailionora a bit longer and seen more of certain characters (I always enjoy Story’s clashes with Morigann). But as they say, all good things must come to an end.


Raven Kin (The Blackfeather Chronicles Book 1) (English Edition)
Raven Kin (The Blackfeather Chronicles Book 1) (English Edition)
Preis: EUR 2,99

5.0 von 5 Sternen Very enjoyable read!, 7. Juni 2016
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I think what I liked best about this book and what sucked me in from the very first page is that the story is told entirely from the viewpoint of Silas, a griffin. He’s such a character and has a wonderful, wry sense of humour.

Silas is one of a rare race of ‘alchemicals’, magical creatures, and was bought as an orphaned fledgling by his mistress Anwyn on the market. In the course of the story he slowly changes from a pampered pet, happy to be indulged by his mistress, to an adult who can take care of himself and survive in the greater world out there.

This is not always a pleasant process and it makes him very likeable that sometimes he would just like his old comfortable life back! Also the world he lives in is often harsh and the author doesn’t hesitate to show that slavery and rape can happen to nice people, yet because we witness everything through the eyes of a griffin it’s somehow not quite so immediate.

I also enjoyed the world building. The Janian empire reminds me a bit of the Romans and Egyptians and there’s a whole backstory to the alchemicals. While the story stands on its own, I for one would love to read a sequel exploring more of this world.


War of the Seasons, Book Two: The Half-blood (English Edition)
War of the Seasons, Book Two: The Half-blood (English Edition)
Preis: EUR 7,52

5.0 von 5 Sternen Great continuation of the series, 25. Mai 2016
This is a great continuation to ‘The Human’. I’ve found that often in a series, the second book is weaker than the first, but not in ‘War of the Seasons’.

Perhaps this is because what is at stake for the protagonist this time is much closer to the heart. Right at the beginning of the book, Eirnin, the elf she’s fallen in love with, gets poisoned and Story sets out on a quest to find the antidote. I liked how in the course of the story, she slowly changes from a hot-headed, impulsive teenager to a more adult personality and also begins to realise the consequences of her actions.

The world continues to be intriguing – I particularly liked the Dwarves – and the title of the series ‘War of the Seasons’, which puzzled me in the first book, has now become clear. Of the supporting cast, I particularly liked Morigann and how you never quite know what to make of him. Being a suspicious reader, I actually expected more duplicity from him, but on the other hand the final twist of the book (I won’t give away what it was) did not take me by surprise.

And now onward to ‘The Hunter’!


War of the Seasons, Book One: The Human (English Edition)
War of the Seasons, Book One: The Human (English Edition)
Preis: EUR 1,02

5.0 von 5 Sternen Great for an escape from the everyday world, 16. Mai 2016
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I really enjoyed this book. It’s a YA fantasy and though some of the elements of the world, like elves or fairies are quite common in fantasy, the author manages to give them a new twist (apparently we humans had contact with them, but got a lot about them wrong!).

I especially liked the heroine, Story, who is spunky yet at times also endearingly vulnerable and not without flaws. Also since she’s a present-day American, she looks at the world she’s fallen into with modern eyes. This can be really funny, for example when she thinks the dryads as a race all suffer from ADHD or compares the book’s villain to that of a James Bond movie.

Some of the names can be a bit confusing, for all the Elven names sound very similar. In the end I just concentrated on keeping the main ones straight, especially Eirnin (who, as one of the characters in the book remarks, is very much ‘a keeper’!).

However, that’s a minor niggle and I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who wants a brief escape from the everyday world (or perhaps not so brief, as there are follow-on novels).

Vielleicht noch ein Wort zum Englisch: ich fand es nicht besonders schwierig zu lesen - das Buch ist ja Young Adult, wendet sich also an junge Erwachsene.


Bed of Roses/Pump up the Volume
Bed of Roses/Pump up the Volume

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3.0 von 5 Sternen Beware - region 1, 3. Juli 2014
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Bed of Roses/Pump up the Volume (DVD)
Please note that although the listing does not say so, this DVD is region 1 (USA). So unless you have a code-free player, you won't be able to watch it.


2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love (English Edition)
2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love (English Edition)
Preis: EUR 2,80

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Very helpful, 18. Juli 2013
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A small, concise booklet offering helpful advice for writing and editing.

While I will probably never reach such astronomical word counts, I nevertheless found the tips helpful for getting more and better writing done.

This is not a book detailing an intricate theory of writing, but rather a collection of tools and tricks that the author has accumulated over the years. It's ideal for trying out new things and finding out what works for you.

Well worth the money in my opinion!


Epson Stylus SX218 Multifunktionsgerät (3 in 1, Drucken, Scannen, Kopieren)
Epson Stylus SX218 Multifunktionsgerät (3 in 1, Drucken, Scannen, Kopieren)

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1.0 von 5 Sternen Mein erster und letzter Epson Drucker, 8. August 2012
Da ich fast nur Texte drucke, habe ich extra einen Drucker mit separaten Patronen je Farbe gekauft, damit ich jeweils nur Schwarz nachfüllen muss. Bei diesem Modell nützt dies jedoch nichts, da alle Patronen voll sein müssen damit das Ding überhaupt druckt! Auch sinkt der Bestand in den Farbpatronen obwohl man sie gar nicht benutzt.

Mein Fazit: von dieser Firma kaufe ich keinen Drucker mehr.


Steckdosen Adapter Sony PRS*: Internationaler Reiselader für Sony E-Book Reader PRS-650 PRS-350 950 PRS-T2 PRS-T1 mit Wechseladapter für Amerika USA England UK Europa Australien 100 - 240Volt
Steckdosen Adapter Sony PRS*: Internationaler Reiselader für Sony E-Book Reader PRS-650 PRS-350 950 PRS-T2 PRS-T1 mit Wechseladapter für Amerika USA England UK Europa Australien 100 - 240Volt
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Preis: EUR 12,99

1.0 von 5 Sternen Funktioniert nicht, 25. Oktober 2011
Leider funktioniert das Teil nicht wie versprochen. Mein Sony eReader PRS-650 wurde zwar aufgeladen und hat eine volle Batterie angezeigt, aber nach 2 Tagen - und ohne dass ich ihn gebraucht hatte - war die Batterie völlig leer. Erst nach Aufladen über das USB-Kabel hat er wieder funktioniert.

Fazit: reine Geldverschwendung.
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The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Horses (Write it Right Book 1) (English Edition)
The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Horses (Write it Right Book 1) (English Edition)
Preis: EUR 3,09

5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent ressource for writers, 24. Oktober 2011
Not knowing a lot about horses, except for some riding experience as a kid, I found this book really useful to give me more background information when writing about horses (in a Fantasy setting for example).

The author obviously knows her stuff and covers topics like the behaviour of stallions and mares, colours, horse care, travel times and even falling off.

Never again will I put my hero on a shiny black stallion and stable the horse next to a mare!


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