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Reviews: Ravencry

July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ravencry: The Raven’s Mark Book Two, Ed McDonald, Gollancz (cover design by Dan Smith) I didn’t love Blackwing and I could never quite put my finger on why. It had everything I wanted from a...

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Dreadful Company, Vivian Shaw, Orbit Books (delectable cover art by Will Staehle) “An absolute delight.” That was what I said about the first of Vivian Shaw’s Great Helsing novels, Strange Practice, around this time last...

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Reviews: the Demon Headmaster

July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Demon Headmaster: the Complete Series, Directed by Roger Singleton-Turner, Starring Terrence Hardiman, Frances Amey, Gunnar Cauthery, Thomas Szekeres, Tessa Peake-Jones BBC/Simply Media Nostalgia alert! Well, for all you younger folks out there. While I was...

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Cinderella, Directed by Beeban Kidron, Starring Marcella Plunkett, Jane Birkin, Kathleen Turner, Gideon Turner, David Warner, Katrin Cartlidge, Lucy Punch, Leslie Phillips Simply Media The Cinderella story is pretty much an archetype – variations on...

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The Atrocities, Jeremy C Shipp, Tor.com (cover art by Samuel Araya, design by Christina Foltzer) “Turn left at the screaming woman with a collapsing face. Turn right at the kneeling man with bleeding sores the...

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Sir Edward Grey Witchfinder: the Gates of Heaven, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, D’Israeli, Clem Robins, Michelle Madsen, Dark Horse Comics It’s always a pleasure to have any new Mike Mignola works to read, and in...

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Reviews: The Grey Bastards

May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Grey Bastards, Jonathan French, Orbit Books (cover design by Larry Rostant & Duncan Spilling) The Grey Bastards from Jonathan French is a smoothly written adventure which is all too easy to devour in one...

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Reviews: The Defiant Heir

May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defiant Heir, Melissa Caruso, Orbit Books A quick note before the review: Our resident fantasy book fiend Misti was planning to review this one, but it wasn’t to her taste. Luckily for us though,...

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The City and the City

April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

I went to the City and the City preview followed by question and answer session, nearly a month ago now, and of course waited, I wanted to describe how impressed I was, how captivated and...

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Reviews: Lara returns in Tomb Raider

March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tomb Raider, Directed by Roar Uthaug, Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas Gaming icon (and indeed pop culture icon too) Lara Croft returns to our screens. This time we’re...

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