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)”


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”

WWW Wednesday – 20th October 2021

This is a fun little blog I do – where I chat about what I’ve just finished reading, what I’m currently reading, and what I’m going to read next. I’ve also added a section where I look ahead to November and see what books I’ll be plucking from my TBR! If you’ve read any ofContinue reading “WWW Wednesday – 20th October 2021”

Book Review – The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne

I’ve been on a roll recently! Another great book filled my ‘thought-cage’ last week and I really really loved the new world that John Gwynne has created! Being a huge fan of The Faithful and the Fallen series, I was very excited to read this book. I love Norse mythology and I was sure thatContinue reading “Book Review – The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne”

Book Review – Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft (spoiler-free)

What a wonderfully eccentric book. It’s not my usual fantasy fare. On first glance it seemed too modern, too steampunk-esque, the main character is a prudish school teacher who looses his wife. The blurb didn’t overly sell it, I have to be honest. However, a discord group I am a part of decided to readContinue reading “Book Review – Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft (spoiler-free)”