Making a Monster

Monster: 1. a large, ugly, and frightening imaginary creature Hello and welcome to the Spells & Spaceships Fantasy Monster Week! This week will look at the monsters specifically of the Fantasy, Sci-Fi and folklore variety, largely sticking to the above definition – there’ll be no serial killers or other deplorable humans. Unless they’re covered inContinue reading “Making a Monster”

Fantasy Monster Week is nearly here!

Hi fantasy readers, I just thought I’d give you a little more info about fantasy monster week, 22nd til the 28th March. It’s an event I thought up a few months ago and have been doing a bit of work towards here and there for the last few weeks, interviewing various authors and chatting aboutContinue reading “Fantasy Monster Week is nearly here!”

10 Reasons you might want to play Total War: Warhammer

I’m a big fan of empire building strategy games, starting first with Age of Empires II when I was around 8 yrs old, followed by many others. I went from RTS (real time strategy) to turn based strategy with Civ Revolution before moving onto Medieval II Total War and Empire Total War. This changed everything.Continue reading “10 Reasons you might want to play Total War: Warhammer”

The Midnight Library – Review

Author – Matt HaigPages – 288 A thought provoking, life affirming read that some readers won’t realise they desperately needed until they complete it – beautifully put together. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is a book I may find myself coming back to again and again. It’s one I encourage anyone to read, especiallyContinue reading “The Midnight Library – Review”

Book Blitz: A Sea of Pearls and Leaves.

Hi everyone! Today with Storytellers on Tour I’m bringing to your attention a beautiful book with beautiful imagery… It’s A Sea of Pearls and Leaves by Rosalyn Briar. If you need a read to take you away to distant shores with the smell of the sea lapping at the shore, with magic, love and anContinue reading “Book Blitz: A Sea of Pearls and Leaves.”

Shadow of a Dead God – Review

Author – Patrick SamphirePages – 362 A really fun fantasy murder mystery that grabs you on the first page and doesn’t let go. Immediate Thoughts I was seriously impressed by Patrick Samphire’s Shadow of a Dead God, which helped get me through a very dreary week or two. It was incredibly fun, full of heartContinue reading “Shadow of a Dead God – Review”

The Combat Codes – Review

Author – Alexander DarwinPages – 408 A unique sci-fi that poses some interesting ideas and engaging action sequences. The Combat Codes is a great martial arts themed sci-fi that poses questions and thought provoking ideas. It’s also pretty dissimilar to any other books I’ve read, carving out its own little niche in my reading historyContinue reading “The Combat Codes – Review”

Which Type of Reviewer Are You?

Happy Friday, folks! Today I’m asking which type of reviewer are you? I’ve laid out 10 reviewer blueprints – which one do you most relate to? Perhaps there’s another type that feels too blatant an omission not to pull me up on! Feel free to let me know, even though I will do absolutely nothingContinue reading “Which Type of Reviewer Are You?”

Truth and Other Lies – Review

A brilliant Norse mythology read that stands on its own merits to produce a witty, unique and enjoyable love story that keeps you turning page after page. Truth and Other Lies first came to my attention during Norsevember at the end of last year, in which Lyra Wolf got really involved! I’d added her bookContinue reading “Truth and Other Lies – Review”

A request from me to you…

This isn’t a post about books, or anything science fiction or fantasy – however I would really, really appreciate it if you’d take a couple of minutes to read my post today. Thankyou so much. The UK government announced a £100 million rescue package for zoos to help them care for animals and survive theContinue reading “A request from me to you…”