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Princess of Blood (Book Two of the God Fragments), Tom Lloyd, Gollancz (cover artwork by Jon McCoy) Stranger of Tempest was one of my top five books of 2016 (reviewed here), and right from the...

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A Gathering of Ravens, Scott Oden, Bantam Books “To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcneas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night,...

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Reviews: David Gemmell’s Rhyming Rings

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rhyming Rings, David Gemmell, Gollancz I haven’t read much of Gemmell’s body of work, despite being a huge fantasy reader. Something about his books put me off at an early age, though now I am...

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Reviews: Elizabeth Moon’s Cold Welcome

April 11, 2017 | 1 Comments

Cold Welcome, Elizabeth Moon, Orbit Books (Cover art by Steve Stone, design by Sean Garrehy) How have I gone this long without hearing about Elizabeth Moon? First of all, Elizabeth Moon is an amazing name,...

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Reviews: Kings of the Wyld

February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kings of the Wyld, Nicholas Eames, Orbit Books Kings of the Wyld is the debut novel from Nicholas Eames, and it follows Clay Cooper, a retired mercenary, who was content to settle down and live...

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Reviews: 13 Minutes

February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

13 Minutes, Sara Pinborough, Gollancz Although Sarah Pinborough has written plenty of genre novels, 13 Minutes is more of a pure crime thriller. It’s the story of a teenage girl who was pulled from an...

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Reviews: Spiderlight

November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Spiderlight, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Tor Not being particularly arachnophobic, I found myself somewhat surprised that this was the first fantasy novel to make me feel sympathy for the spiders. Perhaps because they are usually at best...

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Reviews: Stranger of Tempest

June 7, 2016 | 1 Comments

Stranger of Tempest, Tom Lloyd, Gollancz Lynx is done with fighting, but somehow always seems to find himself in a fight anyway. He wasn’t looking to sign up with a mercenary company, but he needs...

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Reviews: Lustlocked

March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lustlocked, Matt Wallace, Tor In Matt Wallace’s follow up to ‘Envy of Angels’ (reviewed here), we return to Sin du Jour to attend another out of this world catering extravaganza. Or perhaps that’s the wrong...

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Reviews: the Lazarus War

February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Lazarus War, Jamie Sawyer, Orbit The Lazarus War is an outstanding novel. One of those rare books that puts you in mind of so many of your favourite things but isn’t overshadowed by them....

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