The Bitter Twins – Review

A return to Sarn with more fleshed out characters and world, Jen William’s brilliant humour and imagination, and the building blocks in place for an exciting finale When I wrote my review for The Ninth Rain, I asked readers who prefer fast paced books to stick with it as it begins slowly but heats upContinue reading “The Bitter Twins – Review”

The First of Shadows – Review

The worldbuilding, characterisation and intrigue of a full novel packed into less than 200 pages. The perfect shorter fantasy read. Author: Deck Matthews Pages: 159 Publication: Self Published, January 2019 Synopsis How do you kill a shadow? As a raging storm descends on the Blasted Coast, the crippled young rigger, Caleb Rusk, meets a strangerContinue reading “The First of Shadows – Review”

Dragonslayer – Review

A fast paced ‘back to basics’ traditional fantasy tale that keeps the fun factor high. Author: Duncan M Hamilton Publisher: Tor Pages: 304 Rating: 4.5 stars (Rounded up to 5 on Goodreads/Amazon) Synopsis: With the dragons believed dead, the kingdom had no more need for dragonslayers. Drunk, disgraced, and all but forgotten, Guillot has longContinue reading “Dragonslayer – Review”

Kalanon’s Rising – Review

A gripping murder-mystery fantasy thriller with great characters, exciting twists and turns and a fleshed-out world. Author: Darian Smith Website Twitter Facebook: DarianSmithAuthor Pages: 424 Synopsis Solve a murder, stop a war, save the world. Sir Brannon Kesh spent years building a new life as a physician and leaving the name Bloodhawk (and the wartimeContinue reading “Kalanon’s Rising – 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”