The second book of the Cursed series by Claire Farrell really picked up the pace and has made for an excellent read. I have actually become quite attached to Perdy, Nathan and Amelia, and their families. I have enjoyed the storyline to this book much more than its predecessor, and I feel that this could turn out to be quite a good series! In this novel we find the loved up couple in danger and after the death of a family member their whole world’s are turned upside down. Perdy’s father even takes a trip to the hospital and not … Continue reading Book Review: Clarity, by Claire Farrell (2012).
Perdy is a teenage girl still in school, and who’s home life is far from what’s considered “happy families”. However, it looks like everything is set to change. Claire Farrell has written a great read in Verity, which is also the first of what seems to be a pretty good Werewolf series directed at young adults. The plot line is fairly simple and it follows the familiar purpose of the main characters finding out and realising who is, and isn’t, a Werewolf. But the twist is the Gypsy Curse that is inflicted on Nathan’s family, the new boy at school. … Continue reading Book Review: Verity, by Claire Farrell (2011).
Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan is the final novel in the Raven’s Shadow series. Again this author does not disappoint, delivering an exciting story filled with action, intrigue and war. In this book we follow the last of Vaelin’s exploits in the war against the Ally. At the beginning of this novel we learn Queen Lerna has been miraculously healed by use of the the Dark which before now has been viewed as an evil needing to be hidden or destroyed. However, from this healing comes forth a power which the Queen intends to persuade to fight on her … Continue reading Book Review: Queen of Fire, by Anthony Ryan (2015).
Review: Simply fantastic! The Grey Bastards presents a chance to meet some uniquely brilliant characters in a setting described In a way that quickly flourishes in the readers mind. Once into the depths of the plot, this book is a definite page turner and yet another book I found impossible to put down. The characters I found most exciting would have to be the 3 mains of this novel. Jackal, Oats and Fetch would have to be three of the most intriguing, and amusing characters I have discovered in a while, and I enjoyed their storyline’s greatly. The stories plot … Continue reading Book Review: The Grey Bastards, by Jonathan French (2015).
Review: Another fantastic novel authored by M. Hamilton, Jorundyr’s Path is the second novel in the Wolf of the North series. We begin by rejoining Wulfric on his quest to carry out a blood debt he believes he owes his lost love Adalhaid. From here we embark on an adventure that takes Wulferic far from home, and he finds himself learning the ways of the world despite himself. This novel takes off right where it’s predecessor finished. The story is told by the Maesterspaeker and as the story goes, he has returned the following evening to continue his epic tale, … Continue reading Book Review: Jorundyr’s Path, by M. Hamilton (2017).
Synopsis: It has been generations since the Northlands have seen a hero worthy of the title. Many have made the claim, but few have lived to defend it. Timid, weak, and bullied, Wulfric is as unlikely a candidate as there could be. A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric’s life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy, into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale. Review: The Wolf of the North … Continue reading Book Review – The Wolf of the North by Duncan M. Hamilton (2016).
Synopsis. What if the key to your heart lies in your enemy’s hands? In a world where no one can be trusted and secrets are currency, one woman stands without fear. Mallory Bright is the only daughter of London’s master locksmith. For her there is no lock too elaborate, no secret too well kept. Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster and protector of Queen Elizabeth – the last of the Tudor monarchs – and her realm, is quick to realise Mallory’s talent and draws her into his world of intrigue, danger and deception. With her by his side, no scheme in England … Continue reading Book Review: The Locksmiths Daughter by Karen Brooks.
Synopsis This is a collection of fourteen stories of murder, mayhem, pathos, and philosophy, all set in the world of the Broken Empire. Within these pages, you will find tales of men such as Red Kent, Sir Makin, Rike, Burlow and the Nuban, telling of their origins and the events that forged them. There is Jorg himself, striding the page as a child of six, as a teenage wanderer and as a young king. And then there is a tale about Prince Jalan Kendeth – liar, cheat, womaniser and coward. To the new reader, welcome to a lawless world where … Continue reading Book Review – Road Brothers by Mark Lawrence (2017).
On the Cover Blood Song is the epic first novel in the internationally bestselling Raven’s Shadow series – an enthralling tale of desperate battles, deadly politics and epic adventure. We have fought battles that left more than a hundred corpses on the ground and not a word of it has ever been set down. The Order fights, but often it fights in shadow, without glory or reward. We have no banners. Vaelin Al Sorna is the Sixth Order’s newest recruit. Under their brutal training regime, he learns how to forge a blade, survive the wilds and kill a man quickly … Continue reading Book Review: Blood Song, by Anthony Ryan (2011).
On the Cover: The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun has found shelter, but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant. Review: The second book of N K Jemisin series does not disappoint in any way. It delves further along the storyline of Essun and her current life in Castrima (since all characters merged into the present Damaya, Syenite, Essun!). It’s a fantastic novel filled with adventure and suspense and does not forget to indulge into what is happening … Continue reading Book Review: The Obelisk Gate by N K Jemisin (2016).