Azariah Alfante

Azariah Alfante Azariah is an Auckland-based writer, book reviewer and doctoral candidate who is deeply interested in all things culture, politics and history. She enjoys studying and reading in various Indo-European languages and delving into medieval epics, Baroque and Romantic poetry, 19th century novels, historical and contemporary fiction, fantasy and short stories.


The Sixteen Trees of the Somme, by Lars Mytting

Acclaimed Norwegian author, Lars Mytting, recently published his debut fiction novel, The Sixteen Trees of the Somme, translated from the original Norwegian by Paul Russell Garrett. Following (chronologically and poetically) his bestselling non-fiction book on woodcutting, Norwegian Wood, this novel is a tender story about finding one’s roots. For most of his twenty-five years on [...]

Atlas of the Southern Night Sky: Fourth Edition

Atlas of the Southern Night Sky (Fourth Edition) is a compendium of accurate, updated information for observing the night sky. Written by Steve Massey, a prolific Australian author on astronomy, the book’s visual component consists of stellar photographs by Steve Quirk, a noted veteran in astrophotography. Throughout the book, Massey and Quirk cover general topics [...]

Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz

Magpie Murders is the latest novel written by Anthony Horowitz, the acclaimed author of the Alex Rider and The Power of Five series. “Magpie Murders” is also the name of the mystery novel within Horowitz’s novel, written by Alan Conway. “Magpie Murders” is Conway’s final book in his Atticus Pünd detective series, which are set [...]

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, by Stephen King

Every bookworm, or at least every reader of modern literature written in English, ought to have read a Stephen King story. His “what if . . .?” approach to literary creation has produced remarkable titles and continually reinforces the limitless potential of the human imagination. He’s an extremely talented writer, and he certainly lives up [...]

Rogue Lawyer

Rogue Lawyer, by John Grisham

Sebastian Rudd seems like any regular modern-day lawyer and father. The courtroom encompasses every aspect of his professional and personal life. He attends to every case with dedication, accompanied by his loyal paralegal friend, Partner. At the same time, he strives to be a father to his seven-year-old son, Starcher. Maintaining a paternal relevancy to [...]

A Game for all the Family

A Game for all the Family, by Sophie Hannah

In the peace and quiet of her own home in Devon, Justine Merrison devotes all her time and energy to doing absolutely nothing at all. Having left a high paced life with a fabulous career as a TV executive in London, she determinedly pursues a state of “inactivity” in the cosy nest of mundane domesticity [...]

Undercover Danielle Steele

Undercover, by Danielle Steele

Deep in the jungle south of Bogotá, Colombia, Marshall Everett is an undercover special agent for the United States Drug Enforcement Agency. He poses as Pablo Echevarría, the steadfast assistant to Raúl, a notorious leader of a drug cartel, sometimes called El Lobo (“The Wolf”). Yet amidst danger and death, Marshall is surrounded by life [...]

Original Sin

Original Sin, and other short stories, by Tony Chapelle

New Zealand author Tony Chapelle’s first book features twenty-five short stories, all of which were highly acclaimed entries from local story competitions such as the Cambridge Autumn Festival and Central Districts NZSA Short Story Competition. Several of these stories have also been included in nationwide publications including Another 100 New Zealand Short Short Stories and [...]

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