Review Blog – The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang

Time for a preamble. I heard about this book earlier this year when a blogger I follow (that’s you, Petrik) claimed it was not only the best self published book he’d ever read, but also the best stand alone he’d ever read. This was high praise indeed so I snapped up a paperback and stuck … Read more

Review Blog – Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) by Evan Winter

What a fantastic start to a fresh new epic fantasy tale. So let’s start with this. The blurb says Rage of Dragons is Game of Thrones meets Gladiator. Well it’s very like Gladiator in many ways, but to say it’s anything like Game of Thrones is doing a disservice to both parties. This book is … Read more

Review Blog – The Ember Blade by Chris Wooding

Look, I’ve been a Chris Wooding fan for years now ever since I unwittingly stumbled across Retribution Falls. It was a fast paced, swashbuckling adventure with a gallery of rogues brought to life by truly excellent characterisation. So I quickly read everything else Chris had written and eagerly awaited more. The Ember Blade was a … Read more

Review Blog – The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley

This is one of those books where the standard 5 star scale doesn’t really work. It sits firmly between 3 and 4 stars for me. It’s taken me a long time to get back to finishing this book, not because it’s bad, but because I had a falling out with audiobooks last year, and have … Read more

Review Blog – Ravencry by Ed McDonald

Well, I absolutely loved Blackwing. So much so I actually cheated my own rating system to give it the 5 stars it deserved. It still remains the only book I have done that for. So when Ravencry released I jumped straight on it, expecting another wild and wonderful ride full of despair, misery, nihilism, and … Read more

Review Blog – Devil’s Night Dawning by Damien Black

Devil’s Night Dawning (or DND) is a fantasy book heavily rooted in real world history. What I mean here is the dominant religion feels very much like Christianity, and clearly borrows from it in many circumstances, and the world itself is a classic European medieval setting. We follow along behind a bunch of characters ranging … Read more

Review Blog – Winter’s Reach by Craig Schaefer

Winter’s Reach is the first book in the Revanche Cycle by Craig Schaefer. It is also one of the #SPFBO 2017(Self Published Fantasy Blog Off) contestants in Fantasy Book Review’s group… that is to say, in the same group as Where Loyalties Lie. That’s right! I’m checking out my direct competition, but I do so … Read more

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