Book Review: The Grey Bastards, by Jonathan French (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).

Book Review: Jorundyr’s Path, by M. Hamilton (2017).

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).

Book Review – The Wolf of the North by M. Hamilton (2016).

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 M. Hamilton (2016).

Book Review: The Locksmiths Daughter by Karen Brooks.

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.

Book Review – Road Brothers by Mark Lawrence (2017).

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).

Book Review: Blood Song, by Anthony Ryan (2011).

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).

Book Review: The Obelisk Gate by N K Jemisin (2016).

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).

Book Review: The Obelisk Gate by N K Jemisin (2016).

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).

Book Review: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin (2018).

On the Cover THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS . . . FOR THE LAST TIME. IT STARTS WITH THE GREAT RED RIFT across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. IT STARTS WITH DEATH, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. IT STARTS WITH BETRAYAL, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. Review: What a fantastic book! I now realise what the … Continue reading Book Review: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin (2018).

Book Review: Blackfish City, by Sam J. Miller (2018).

Review: Blackfish City is a fantastic fantasy novel that is full of intrigue and imagination. The author has created a great dystopian society that generates power with property ownership in a time when real estate just isn’t an easy purchase. The scene is set brilliantly and the characters don’t disappoint with rich descriptions and fascinating history’s that follow each of them. There is a lot of mystery behind each face and the author allows history to periodically be retold by characters and opportune times giving the reader a chance to follow the storyline easily. I really enjoyed the storyline of … Continue reading Book Review: Blackfish City, by Sam J. Miller (2018).