The Republic of Birds

by Jessica Miller reviewed by Sarah Custance Jessica Miller is the author of the award-winning debut novel ‘Elizabeth and Zenobia’. Miller is Australian born but currently living in Berlin where the rich folk tales seem to have taken a grasp on her for her second novel ‘The Republic of Birds’. Almost 13-year-old Olga is living … Continue reading The Republic of Birds

E-Boy #1 : Lightning Strike

by Anh Do illustrated by Chris Wahl reviewed by Sarah Custance Anh Do is now a household name in children’s books. The master of engaging reluctant readers alongside the likes of David Walliams with their ridiculously silly and funny books that have young readers in fits of laughter. Lately Anh Do has taken a different … Continue reading E-Boy #1 : Lightning Strike

Nevertell

by Katharine Orton This debut novel is an interesting and unusual combination of historical novel and fantasy for readers of 8 to 12. Nevertell is set in Siberia in a prison camp during Stalin’s rule of Russia. 12-year-old Lina knows no other world than the labour camp where she was born. She endures hunger, cruelty … Continue reading Nevertell

A Flight of Dragons

What is the collective term for a lot of dragons? Apparently terms used include : a flight of dragons; a weyr of dragons; a school of dragons; or a wing of dragons. The term 'weyr' comes from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders series set in the fictional world of Pern. At StoryLinks we have been busy collecting … Continue reading A Flight of Dragons

The Hand, the Eye and the Heart

by Zoe Marriott reviewed by Zewlan Moor From the last line of the first page of The Hand, the Eye and the Heart, “And so I heard the assassin speak,” I was hooked. From that first chapter, I knew I was in good hands with this talented and prolific young writer. This is not a … Continue reading The Hand, the Eye and the Heart