The Blade Itself – Review

Enthralling modern classic of the genre; the plaudits are well deserved. Publisher – Gollancz, Publication date – 8th March 2007 Page Length (Paperback) – 544 Synopsis Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body – not thatContinue reading “The Blade Itself – Review”

End of year reflections on TBR and the coming year ahead.

On the shelf you sit in peace,You were 6 months ago’s must read.I promise I’ll pick you up some day,Though when that is I cannot say. There’s 3 more books due to arrive,And they’ll be placed right by your side,Into one of these I’ll dive,The next already eyed. For the apocalypse at least I’m set,InContinue reading “End of year reflections on TBR and the coming year ahead.”

Skyward – Review

An exciting start to a planned starfighter trilogy Publisher: Gollancz Ebook: £5.99 Paperback: £6.47 Amazon UK Synopsis Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot.Continue reading “Skyward – Review”

From books and back again: a blogger’s tale.

I was quite a naughty kid. Nothing evil but I was a handful. On my parents’ first parents evening my teacher told them despite this, I was a huge help in the reading corner. I’d put the books back on the shelves in the right places the other children had left on the floor. I’dContinue reading “From books and back again: a blogger’s tale.”

Countdown to Omega – Review

An intriguing and thought-provoking sci-fi venture into the origins of men and Gods. Self Published Paperback £9.00 Ebook £3.00 Amazon UK Amazon US This is a review for Robert Wingfield’s Science Fiction Novel, ‘Countdown to Omega.’ I was kindly gifted an ebook copy of Countdown to Omega from the author in exchange for a fairContinue reading “Countdown to Omega – Review”

Kingshold (Wildfire Cycle Book One) – Review

There are politics, humour and action aplenty in this gripping story featuring a strong ensemble of characters, set in a rich and vibrant world that you can’t help but want to explore to the edges of the map. Self Published Ebook £3.99 (or free to borrow on Kindle Unlimited) Paperback £13.00 Amazon UK This isContinue reading “Kingshold (Wildfire Cycle Book One) – Review”

The Flight of the Darkstar Dragon – Review

An exciting, surreal, swashbuckling adventure that brings back some childhood nostalgia of a trip through a magical story. Self Published Ebook £3.99 (or free to borrow on Kindle Unlimited) Paperback £9.99 AMAZON UK This is a review for The Flight of The Darkstar Dragon, by Benedict Patrick. Synopsis Impossible world. Impossible dragon. Impossible adventure. LostContinue reading “The Flight of the Darkstar Dragon – Review”

The Lost War: Eidyn Book One – Review

The beginning of a new epic adventure, bringing together an explosive cast of characters, monsters and magic Self Published Publisher: King Lot Publishing Ebook: £1.99 Paperback: £12.99 This is a review for The Lost War: Eidyn Book One, by Justin Lee Anderson. The Lost War begins in Haven, new capital of Eidyn. We are introducedContinue reading “The Lost War: Eidyn Book One – Review”

Priest of Bones – Review

Take Peaky Blinders back 400 years, add a small sprinkling of magic, a tablespoon of Grimdark, 2 bottles of brandy and bring to the boil. Serve when bubbling hot. Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books This is a review for the first in Peter McLean’s War for the Rose Throne series, Priest of Bones. First off, TomasContinue reading “Priest of Bones – Review”