Book Review – King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (spoiler-free)

You know the basics of how a story is constructed, right? Protagonist A goes on a journey. He mets a variety of friends along the way, maybe a love interest (or two) – all in an effort to defeat the evil antagonist in an epic, final battle. Well Mark Lawrence has decided not to doContinue reading “Book Review – King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (spoiler-free)”

WWW Wednesday – 9th June 2021

Hi everyone, this is my latest WWW Wednesday blog post where I share: What I’ve finished reading What I’m currently reading What I’m reading next What I’ve finished PAPERBACK What a book! It was very dark, but very intriguing, and I couldn’t put it down. Full of dueling mages, necromancy, and poisonous thorns, it wasContinue reading “WWW Wednesday – 9th June 2021”

Cover Reveal: Not Cool – Europe. By Train. In a Heatwave – by Jules Brown

Does anyone remember what it was like to travel abroad? It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been very happily holidaying around Ireland in my caravan (when Covid restrictions allow), however, if this had not been the case, I’d be having very itchy feet by now. So when Sue Bavey asked me to be partContinue reading “Cover Reveal: Not Cool – Europe. By Train. In a Heatwave – by Jules Brown”

Fantasy authors that you should read #1

So, you’ve read Sanderson and Tad Williams and GRR Martin and Tolkien. You might have also read Anthony Ryan and Mark Lawrence. It’s fair to say that you like fantasy. ⚔️ 🐉 🩸 But where to look next? The top fantasy authors – of which there are about 10 – get a lot of discordContinue reading “Fantasy authors that you should read #1”

Book Review – Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (spoiler free)

Jorg’s soul is dark and full of terror – but I couldn’t look away. I read the Red Sister trilogy quite a few years ago and had been meaning to read Prince of Thorns ever since. However, as always with my TBR, newer books got more publicity, or else a friends would want to doContinue reading “Book Review – Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (spoiler free)”

Book Review – Seven Deaths of an Empire by G.R. Matthews (spoiler-free)

Warning… this is a page turner. You may find yourself reading this at the wee hours of the morning, thinking, just one more page. Like a literary version of the TV show 24, the chapters have a way of leaving you on either a cliff-hanger or on the verge of a new discovery. All myContinue reading “Book Review – Seven Deaths of an Empire by G.R. Matthews (spoiler-free)”

Author Interview: Anthony Ryan

Anthony Ryan is the author of numerous novels, novellas, and short stories. His works feature on many fantasy ‘Top 10’ lists and he is a New York Times bestselling author. More than that, Blood Song, is one of my favourite books of all time. I discovered this book when I was browsing in a bookshopContinue reading “Author Interview: Anthony Ryan”

Book Review: Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley

Hi everyone, this is my review of The Providence of Fire – the second book in the Unhewn Throne trilogy. No major spoilers, but events in The Emperor’s Blades are discussed. REVIEW The Providence of Fire is full of mythological retelling and philosophical debate. The very meaning of empire is brought into question. Should theContinue reading “Book Review: Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley”