February 2022 reading and writing

Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well! I’ve been writing, editing and reading all this month – and have lots of exciting news to share on my novel – The Children of Gods and Fighting Men. Firstly, we had a cover reveal! I had a few blogger friends help me out with theContinue reading “February 2022 reading and writing”

Sword in the Storm by David Gemmell and links to Irish mythology

I’ve heard so much about David Gemmell over the years. Either through book recommendations, or through reading (and enjoying) authors who had been nominated for the award set up in his name. However, rather embarrassingly, I’d never made my way to reading any of his books. When a friend of mine discussed The Rigante seriesContinue reading “Sword in the Storm by David Gemmell and links to Irish mythology”

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 📚📚✍️✍️”