On My Radar

Three titles have popped up on my radar for next year. There are obviously more than three titles that I am eagerly awaiting (hello Oracle, House Wars Book 5 by Michelle West AND [hopefully] Destiny’s Conflict by Janny Wurts)  but I’ve just seen covers for these ones and I am excited! Brian Staveley was for […]

The World of Ice & Fire – Not Really a Review

THE WORLD OF ICE & FIREBy George R.R. Martin, Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork-the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time-warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice and Fire. This lavishly illustrated volume […]

Clariel – A Review

ClarielAn Old Kingdom NovelBy Garth Nix Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker? An epic fantasy adventure, set six hundred years before Sabriel and as rich and compelling as the original Old Kingdom novels. Clariel is the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood […]

The Abyss Beyond Dreams – A Review

The Abyss Beyond Dreams Chronicle of the Fallers, Book One By Peter F. Hamilton When images of a lost civilisation are ‘dreamed’ by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society is suspicious. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void – […]

Gary Gibson answers Ten Terrifying Questions

To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? – Born in Glasgow, Scotland. Raised in Glasgow, Scotland. Schooled in Glasgow, Scotland. Well, mostly, apart from a few years living in Ayrshire. Or, as I like to think of it, north of the Ice […]

Could you survive the end of your world?

EXTINCTION GAMEBy Gary Gibson Jerry Beche should be dead. Instead, he’s rescued from a desolate Earth where he was the last man alive. He’s then trained for the toughest conditions imaginable and placed with a crack team of specialists. Every one of them is a survivor, as each withstood the violent ending of their own […]

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

Fool’s AssassinFitz and the Fool Book OneBy Robin Hobb Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. […]

Master of Whitestorm – a review

A bit of a flashback review here. I’ve recently ‘re-read’ this book on audio and was inspired. Janny Wurts is one of my top 5 favorite authors ever. Master of WhitestormBy Janny Wurts Korendir’s name was the stuff of legend … Man of mystery … deadly mercenary … obsessed adventurer … From a life of […]

The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

The Falcon ThroneThe Tarnished Crown Book OneBy Karen Miller Nobody is innocent. Every crown is tarnished. A royal child, believed dead, sets his eyes on regaining his father s stolen throne. A bastard lord, uprising against his tyrant cousin, sheds more blood than he bargained for. A duke s widow, defending her daughter, defies the […]

Bound by Alan Baxter: A Review

BoundAlex Caine Book 1By Alan Baxter Alex Caine, a fighter by trade, is drawn into a world he never knew existed – a world he wishes he’d never found. Alex Caine is a martial artist fighting in illegal cage matches. His powerful secret weapon is an unnatural vision that allows him to see his opponents’ […]