Review Blog – Blood of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom #2) by R.J. Barker

Yes, I’m using the french covers in these reviews because they are so fucking gorgeous!   Book 2 of The Wounded Kingdom trilogy, Girton Needs a Slap – no, look, I’m allowed to call it that. RJ himself calls it that… and it’s true. Oh dead gods, is it true! Back to the review. Blood … Read more

Review Blog – Darkstorm by M.L. Spencer

Time for a little disclaimer. It is, unfortunately, impossible to really separate the narrator from the words when reviewing an audiobook. But I have tried. Darkstorm is a prequel of sorts to M L Spencer’s Rhenwars Saga. The author told me this when I started the book, and pointed out that it’s probably not the … Read more

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 more

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 more

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 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 – Thor: Ragnarok

Well I finally got around to seeing Thor: Ragnarok so I figure I’ll post a slightly late review because 1) I feel quite strongly about the film, and 2) It’s been a while since I’ve done a film review here. This one is the latest release in the Marvel powerhouse, and the final(?) film in … Read more

Review Blog – Mirror’s Truth by Michael R. Fletcher

The Mirror’s Truth is the second novel in Michael R. Fletcher’s Manifest Delusions series, following pretty directly on from Beyond Redemption. It follows the same cast of characters (for the most part) in Bedeckt, Stehlen, Wichtig, and the insane newly-made god Morgen. For those who haven’t heard of Fletcher’s world, it exists on a very … Read more

Review Blog – Blackwing by Ed McDonald

This is easily the quickest I have ever got through an audiobook. I struggle with audiobooks. I’m very picky when it comes to narration and rarely find time to stick my headphones in and dedicate time to listening. I’m also not very good at just sitting still and listening, I need to occupy my body … Read more

Review Blog – Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb

This is going to be a weird one to review. I’ll start with the TL;DR version. I LOVED THIS BOOK! This what the new Fitz book I’d been looking forward to. Now, don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed Fool’s Assassin, but on some levels it really didn’t work for me. The first book in … Read more

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