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 moreReview Blog – The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley

Review Blog – Pilgrimage to Skara by Jonathan Pembroke

I’ve let this one sit for a bit, partly to decide on my rating and partly because I’m a terrible procrastinator. Skara (as I shall be calling it) is about Pell Wendt, a retired pathfinder. This basically means he leads people with magical potential into the outlands beyond the realm of civilisation’s protection. There are … Read moreReview Blog – Pilgrimage to Skara by Jonathan Pembroke

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 moreReview Blog – Ravencry by Ed McDonald

Review Blog – Paternus by Dyrk Ashton

I’m fairly certain Dyrk Ashton is the nicest guy in the fantasy genre. I met him last year at a convention and he handed me a signed copy of Paternus. I graciously accepted, knowing full well it would be a while before I managed to get around to reading it. And now I have, and … Read moreReview Blog – Paternus by Dyrk Ashton

Review Blog – Chaos Trims My Beard by Brett Herman

  Chaos Trims My Beard has undoubtedly got one of the freshest names in fantasy fiction. Right from the outset you know you’re getting something a bit weird and quirky. This is not ‘serious’ fantasy. This is ‘fun’ fantasy. That’s not to say it’s not serious at times, or that it doesn’t deal with serious … Read moreReview Blog – Chaos Trims My Beard by Brett Herman

Review Blog – Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe

  Sufficiently Advanced Magic (SAM) is currently a finalist in this year’s Self Published Fantasy Blog off (SPFBO) and you can find out more about the initiative by clicking here. This is, in fact, the reason I picked it up. It’s not my usual cup of tea, but I’m reading all the finalists this year … Read moreReview Blog – Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe

Confessions of a fantasy author – Richard Nell

Confession time again, heathens. Another fantasy author has stepped up and offered themselves on the altar of sin. Richard Nell, author of Kings of Paradise, is here to be judged.   In university I hung out in bad poetry ‘bars’ with other youthful idiots like me, mostly dressed in black like we were Johnny Cash. … Read moreConfessions of a fantasy author – Richard Nell

Review Blog – Tiger Lily by K. Bird Lincoln

Tiger Lily was full of ups and downs for me. On one hand I loved the setting and concept of kami (spirits) at war with humanity due to religious persecution, and I thought the gender issues were very well handled. On the other hand the main character, Lily, was so damned frustrating! The book is … Read moreReview Blog – Tiger Lily by K. Bird Lincoln

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 moreReview Blog – Devil’s Night Dawning by Damien Black

Review Blog – Prayers in Steel by Michael McClung

I read this book both in its Alpha stage, and the finished article, and I loved it both times. We follow along behind 2 main characters. The first is pissed off princess, Anya, who is not very taken with the idea of being married off for political gain. Luckily for her she spent most of … Read moreReview Blog – Prayers in Steel by Michael McClung

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