Review: Red Sister

Red SisterBook of the Ancestor 1By Mark Lawrence At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate…

Review: Mistress of Skienhold

Mistress of SkienholdThe Weaver CycleBy Chris Rosser Owain had waited a year to sing for the Duke of Kas Mendoc. But his master, the renowned Trystan of Langorn, has a change of heart denying him the fame and honour he craves. They journey to Skeinhold Castle in the wild Cae Valley. Bitter and riddled with…

Review: Salvation

SalvationThe Salvation Sequence 1By Peter F. Hamilton Know your enemy – or be defeatedAD 2204An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion – so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions, but could also foreshadow humanity’s extinction.…

Review: An Echo of Things to Come

An Echo of Things to ComeThe Licanius Trilogy Book TwoBy James Islington As shadows rise, a darkness awakesAn amnesty has been declared for all Augurs – finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against Andarra. However, as Davian and his new allies hurry north towards the ever-weakening Boundary, fresh…