Review: Red Rising

Red RisingRed Rising Saga #1By Pierce Brown “I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.” “I live for you,” I say sadly. Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.” […]

Review: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

To Sleep in a Sea of StarsFractalverse 1By Christopher Paolini Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she’s awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. […]

Review: Unconquerable Sun

Unconquerable SunThe Sun Chronicles Book 1By Kate Elliott It has been eight centuries since the beacon system failed, sundering the heavens. Rising from the ashes of the collapse, cultures have fought, system-by-system, for control of the few remaining beacons. The Republic of Chaonia is one such polity. Surrounded by the Yele League and the vast […]

Interview with Sean Crow

In my previous post I talked about Valhalla Steel by Sean Crow. It’s an awesome book and I highly recommend you all go read it (you can read my spoiler free review here). Having pushed the book I thought it might also be nice to introduce you to the author, so I ask Sean if he’d be willing […]

Review: Valhalla Steel

Valhalla SteelBy Sean Crow Step into the dark future where creatures of myth clash in the back alleys of an uncaring city run by all-powerful corporations. Will Valhalla Steel rise to prominence or will they join the untold millions in anonymity? This is a collection of short stories following the members of Valhalla Steel, a […]

Review: The House of Styx

The House of StyxVenus Ascendant #1By Derek Künsken Life can exist anywhere. And anywhere there is life, there is home. In the swirling clouds of Venus, the families of la colonie live on floating plant-like trawlers, salvaging what they can in the fierce acid rain and crackling storms. Outside is dangerous, but humankind’s hold on […]

An Existential Crisis

It’s been quiet here on the blog as I work the final edits for ‘The Blood of the Spear’, and lots of things have been going on in my (messy) mind. I’m immensely proud of the work I have done on BotS. I am proud I have finished a novel, I am proud of the […]

Review: Incursion

IncursionThe Necromancer’s Key: Book OneBy Mitchell Hogan A corrupted power stirs from beyond the grave.A sacred order of knights sworn to protect the world from evil.The Necromancer Queen will rise again. Seventeen years have passed since the Necromancer Queen Talia was overthrown and slain, and her capital city destroyed by the Knights of the Order […]

Review: The Girl and the Stars

The Girl and the StarsBook of the Ice #1by Mark Lawrence In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown. On Abeth the vastness of the ice holds no room for individuals. Survival together is barely possible. No one survives alone. To resist the cold, to […]

Every Fantasy Novel Needs a Good Map

Today I received the final version of the map for my novel. Designed by me and rendered by Matt Ward it is now ready to go when the novel is. This is the broken continent of Athmay – so called as it was a single continent 4000 years ago, before the War of the Summoners […]