Del Toro Moon – Darby Karchut

This story contains enough fighting with slimy, supernatural creatures to satisfy any action-loving young teen (girl OR boy). And it builds to a genuinely rousing climax. But what makes it special is that the Del Toro family are aided in their centuries-old struggle – in Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo mountains – by Andalusian war horses. …

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Holiday reading – Part 3

Ross Thomas is one of my all-time favourite writers. At the risk of making him sound dull and fusty, I’d say almost old-fashioned in his ability to produce silkily elegant prose – without a wasted word – that just picks you up and carries you effortlessly through the story.*  Though there are always plenty of …