The Justice of Kings – Book Review

How can I describe this book? I’d say it’s a sexier The Name of the Rose – with less monks – and with some cool fantasy magic. The narrator of the book is Helena, an apprentice to Konrad Vonvalt. Through her eyes, we see how important events unfold. However, despite Helena, being the main pointContinue reading “The Justice of Kings – Book Review”

December reading and writing blog 📚📚📚✍️✍️✍️

Hello everyone, I haven’t finished work yet for Christmas – I’ve another few days to go. But I am looking forward to a break. The kids are excited for Christmas and so am I! I’ve already made a promise that I won’t write at all over Christmas. Given that I’ve done so much recently, IContinue reading “December reading and writing blog 📚📚📚✍️✍️✍️”

Book Review – The Pariah by Anthony Ryan (spoiler-free)

What a book. Honestly, I picked it up and could hardly set it down. Anthony Ryan has always had a flair for creating interesting male protagonists (hello, Vaelin), but Alwyn is a truly engaging character. Why? Well, firstly we meet him while he’s a young man. He’s had a hard life and gets by usingContinue reading “Book Review – The Pariah by Anthony Ryan (spoiler-free)”

Book Review – The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick (spoiler-free)

The Blurb The Chathrand – The Great Ship, The Wind-Palace, His Supremacy’s First Fancy – is the last of her kind – built 600 years ago she dwarves all the ships around her. The secrets of her construction are long lost. She was the pride of the Empire. The natural choice for the great diplomaticContinue reading “Book Review – The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick (spoiler-free)”

2021: Fantasy Books In Review

Hello everyone! I hope you are all keeping well. I was going to do my 2021 review a little later in the year, but Europe seems to moving towards another lockdown, and so I thought some book recommendations might be useful. I’ve invented quite a few categories – mostly so I can highlight all ofContinue reading “2021: Fantasy Books In Review”

Viking books: Non-Fiction

Hello everyone, Another post for #Norsevember! This time, I’m chatting about the best non-fiction books that I’ve read on the Viking era. I’ve read quite a few in my time, so hopefully you will find one here to your tastes. Also, if you’ve read any Viking non-fiction books that I’ve missed, please add them inContinue reading “Viking books: Non-Fiction”

November writing & reading chat 📚📚✍️✍️

Hi everyone! I’m going to talk a little bit about reading and writing in this blog – I hope you don’t mind! I just thought it would be fun to talk about all the literary things in my life. I might also chat a bit about other interesting projects I’ve been involved in. ⚔️ 🛡Continue reading “November writing & reading chat 📚📚✍️✍️”

Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft – book review (spoilers)

Okay – so I’ve finished the second book of The Books of Babel series. Arm of the Sphinx starts not long after the dramatic ending of Senlin Ascends, and now that Senlin has escaped the Tower of Babel, with his group of friends, he needs to find the Ringdom of Pelphia – where his wife,Continue reading “Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft – book review (spoilers)”

NORSEVEMBER – THE VIKINGS IN IRELAND

Not so much has been made of the Viking invasion of Ireland in modern TV shows and film. Much of that is due to the fact it wasn’t as well documented as the English and French incursions. However, for my part, the arrival of the Vikings in Ireland has had a long-lasting impact – andContinue reading “NORSEVEMBER – THE VIKINGS IN IRELAND”