Review: Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch

Lies Sleeping is the seventh instalment of the PC Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch.

Plot:

The Faceless Man has been murdering, sacrificing, committing fraud, and done even more heinous things, but the police and the Folly know his identity now and they’ve got him on the run. Peter Grant, now Detective Constable, is one of the key figures in the operation to bring him down once and for all. But a cornered animal is at its most dangerous, and cornered magicians even more so. The Faceless Man isn’t going down without a fight and a show, and is in the midst of completing one final mission. If he were to succeed, London will be forever changed. It’s up to Peter, and his colleagues, to stop him before he does. If they can.

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Review: The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding

The Iron Jackal is the third book in the Tales of the Ketty Jay series by Chris Wooding.

Plot:

Everything is finally looking up for Darian Frey and the crew of the Ketty Jay. They’re heroes now, heroes who fought alongside the Century Knights to save common people from Manes. People are no longer after their heads. They’re no longer broke, the Ketty Jay’s all fixed up, and the crew actually functions like a team. So when Trinicia Dracken offers them a job stealing a priceless ancient artifact from a train in Samarla, Frey is confident it’ll be an easy job. It’s what comes after the job that he needs to worry about.

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Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

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The Lies of Locke Lamora is the first book in the Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch. I’d heard great things about this book, and it had been sitting on my shelves for a while, but I finally got to it. I’m glad I did.

Plot:

The flamboyant city of Camorr is the home of many colourful people, but none are as colourful as the Thorn of Camorr and the Gentleman Bastards. Seemingly petty thieves beholden to Capa Barsavi, Locke Lamora and his friends pull of confidence game after confidence game, targeting only the very rich, the nobles and the very powerful. But the Gray King has come to Camorr, and he’s about to shake things up and make life very hard for the Gentleman Bastards.

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Researching laptops for writing

I’ve been thinking of replacing my laptop (which still works perfectly BTW), for a lighter one. I’ve been looking through lists of laptops which are great for writers and taking notes.

The perfect situation for me would be to have a more portable laptop I could use for writing and editing (at home or on the road) and frequent watching of tv shows/series, and a desktop computer for writing/gaming/everything else.