Cover Art: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker

Kingmaker, KingbreakerOmnibusBy Karen MillerBUY IT Being a fisherman like his father isn’t a bad life, but it’s not the one that Asher wants. Despite his humble roots, Asher has grand dreams. And they call him to Dorana, home of princes, beggars, and the warrior mages who have protected the kingdom for generations. Little does Asher […]

Judging a Book By It’s Cover

– and the blurb on the back. OR the fact that it doesn’t mention dragons or wizards or swords… Sometimes (and only sometimes) my focus on epic fantasy means I miss out on something that could be extraordinary. I was given Cloud Atlas as a gift a number of years ago – and we sold it at […]

Cover Revealed

You know how I was gushing about how I really, really, really wanted to read Malice by John Gwynne (forthcoming from Tor UK in December)? No? Well recap here. Tor UK have just released the jacket workart! The sword is illustrated by Paul Young and the cover designed in-house by James Annal. Awesome job guys! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I […]

Alien Planet ‘Full Documentary”

I first saw this a couple of years ago and found it fascinating. I’m not sure if this will stay up on YouTube for long but I thought I’d share it while it is there 🙂 [youtube]

The Art of the Blurb

MALICEFaithful and the Fallen # 1By John Gwynne A black sun is rising… Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors under King Brenin’s rule, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses […]

Review: Leviathan Wakes

Now I am not a big reader of science fiction but  I was very keen to get my hands on LEVIATHAN WAKES. I’m not entirely sure why – I have never really connected with Daniel Abrahams fantasy work and I have never read anything by Ty. Yet I still wanted to read it. And I […]