King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist – Review

I wasn’t supposed to read this book yet. It wasn’t very high on my TBR list – but one night I went to bed and realised my kindle had no charge and that I had left my paperback (Deadhouse Gates) downstairs. This was one of the books on my bedside table, and the author’s nameContinue reading “King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist – Review”

The Lia Fáil – The Stone of Destiny

The Lia Fáil is a mythological stone found on the Hill of Tara – and is also known as the Stone of Destiny, although a more literal translation would be the under stone. The Lia Fáil is first discussed in a book called The Book of the Taking of Ireland (Lebor Gabála Érenn) which isContinue reading “The Lia Fáil – The Stone of Destiny”

My most anticipated fantasy books for 2021

These are the books I’ve pre-ordered or that I have my eye on to purchase when released. Some I’ve heard about through the grapevine or other bloggers, others are because I’m already a fan of the writer. I’ve only included books that have a release date – so alas, no The Winds of Winter 😢Continue reading “My most anticipated fantasy books for 2021”

Top 15 Historical Fiction books

Historical fiction is one of my favourite literary genres. Ever since I read Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre as an eleven-year-old, I’ve been fascinated with the past. I see historical fiction as an important gateway into world history – and read as much of it as I can. If this is a genre youContinue reading “Top 15 Historical Fiction books”

BOOK REVIEW – WARRIORS OF THE STORM

This is the 9th book in the Last Kingdom series by Bernard Cornwell. Some of you may know Uhtred through the books or through the TV show which is now on Netflix. War Lord came out in December 2020. It is the FINAL instalment in this series and I have heard it is amazing. So,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW – WARRIORS OF THE STORM”

Book Review – Life’s Too Short

I’m very fussy when it comes to picking books. Fantasy and historical fiction are my favourite genres and I read them almost exclusively. I am also a writer and – surprise, surprise – these are the genres I write too. About four years ago, I was on a writing critique site called Critique Circle. IContinue reading “Book Review – Life’s Too Short”

☘️Books about Ireland that you should read☘️

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! ☘️☘️☘️ In Ireland, all celebrations are cancelled because of covid-19. What to do then? Ah – what about reading a good book! I know I’ll be reading at some stage, so thought I’d write a post about my favourite Irish literature in case anybody else felt like celebrating St Paddy’s DayContinue reading “☘️Books about Ireland that you should read☘️”