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2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

At the start of the year, I pledged to read fifteen books across the year, and ended up reading one hundred, and reviewing about ninety-seven of those – as some were read for my job as a quiz writer and I didn’t get a chance to review them all. Of the one hundred, it is… Continue reading 2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

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Deltora Quest #2 Bind Up

Title: Deltora Quest #2 Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 2007 Format: Hardcover Pages: 384 Price: $24.99 Synopsis:  Here, for the first time, the three books of the international best-selling fantasy series Deltora Quest 2 are brought together in one superb volume. The Shadow Lord's evil tyranny over Deltora has ended. But… Continue reading Deltora Quest #2 Bind Up

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The Shadowlands (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #3) by Emily Rodda

Title: The Shadowlands (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #3) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Lief, Barda, and Jasmine have come to the final test - to get the Pirran Pipe to free the Deltoran slaves from the evil Shadow Lord. But first they must… Continue reading The Shadowlands (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #3) by Emily Rodda

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The Isle of Illusion (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #2) by Emily Rodda

Title: The Isle of Illusion (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #2) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st March 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: 132 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Lief, Barda and Jasmine are desperately searching for the three parts of the fabled Pirran Pipe, their only hope of saving the thousands of Deltorans held captive… Continue reading The Isle of Illusion (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #2) by Emily Rodda

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Cavern of The Fear (Deltora Shadowlands #1/Deltora Quest #2) by Emily Rodda

Title: Cavern of The Fear (Deltora Shadowlands #1/Deltora Quest #2) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st February 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A second Deltora quest begins in this fantasy trilogy that’s sure to engage Deltora fans and bring in all new readers! The Shadow Lord’s evil tyranny over Deltora… Continue reading Cavern of The Fear (Deltora Shadowlands #1/Deltora Quest #2) by Emily Rodda

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Book Bingo Seventeen – A Book Written by an Australian Woman more than ten years ago

Welcome to round seventeen of book bingo with Amanda and Theresa. No bingo this time around - but am able to tick off a book written by an Australian woman more than ten years ago. This was one that I had many options for as well but chose the second part of the first Deltora Quest… Continue reading Book Bingo Seventeen – A Book Written by an Australian Woman more than ten years ago

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July Reading Round-Up

Seven months into the year, and in total, I have read 118 books. Of those 118, 58 have been by Australian Women, and the remaining 60 by authors across the board - male, female and international. I am still trying to make progress on my Jane Austen challenge and have one square left to tick… Continue reading July Reading Round-Up

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Deltora Quest Omnibus #1 by Emily Rodda – Deltora Quest wrap up

Title: Deltora Quest Omnibus #1 Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Adventure Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st October 2008 Format: Hardcover Pages: 774 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Here, for the first time, the eight books of the international best-selling fantasy series Deltora Quest are brought together in one superb volume. For centuries, the evil Shadow Lord has… Continue reading Deltora Quest Omnibus #1 by Emily Rodda – Deltora Quest wrap up

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Return to Del (Deltora Quest #8) by Emily Rodda

Title: Return to Del (Deltora Quest #8) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Adventure Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2001 Format: Paperback Pages: 132 Price: $14.99 Synopsis:Lief, Barda, and Jasmine have finally retrieved all the gems of the Belt of Deltora and now, in their final step towards overthrowing the Shadow Lord, they must find… Continue reading Return to Del (Deltora Quest #8) by Emily Rodda

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The Valley of the Lost (Deltora Quest #7) by Emily Rodda

Title: The Valley of the Lost (Deltora Quest #7) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Adventure Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st October 2001 Format: Paperback Pages: 132 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Lief, Barda and Jasmine, searching for the seven lost gems of the magic Belt of Deltora, have almost reached their goal. Six gems now gleam in the… Continue reading The Valley of the Lost (Deltora Quest #7) by Emily Rodda