24 in 48. Never heard of it? Neither had I. It’s a twice-yearly weekend readathon, where bookworms around the globe try to cram 24 hours’ reading in between midnight Friday and midnight Sunday. Unlike the relentless Dewey’s 24 hour readathon, you can stop to eat, sleep, walk the dog, or just rub your eyes clear of words – cheered on by other readers worldwide who have given themselves permission to read all weekend. I had to give it a go…

500 years ago, Nevyn made a mistake that ruined many lives – and the Gods accepted his oath to set it right. With war threatening Deverry’s western border, the souls of those he wronged will gather once more. Will he finally untangle the knot that binds them? Or will their wayward hearts lead them further from the Light? Join us for a classic fantasy read-along of magic, fate and epic swordscraft.

Humanity has settled the stars. Earth has almost recovered from the Free Navy’s genocidal assault. The Alliance have nearly rebuilt their depleted navies. The Belters’ Transport Union controls traffic to all the colonies beyond the Gates. Except one. And the Gate to Laconia is about to re-open. Mars’s wayward children are ready to return, and they have their own vision for the future of humanity…