I can fondly describe The Hero Interviews as taking that journal full of rolled-up D&D characters you are never going to get to play, and hitting it against a stack of books by the late Sir Terry Pratchett until it’s studded with footnotes.
The Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang
Synopsis On a mountainside at the edge of the Kaigenese Empire live the most powerful warriors in the world, superhumans capable of raising the sea and wielding blades of ice. For hundreds of years, the fighters of the Kusanagi Peninsula have held the Empire’s enemies at bay, earning their frozen spit of land the name […]
Review: The Severing Son (by Vaughn Roycroft
An exciting addition to the fantasy genre. Full of love and war, prophecy, wisdom, and heart.
Review: Bob the Wizard by M.V. Prindle
Bob the Wizard is a work of pure fantasy escapism that I couldn’t stop reading. The story comes to a satisfying conclusion, which makes this book a perfect standalone, but with so much more on offer to warrant a series – there’s a whole lot of Astraverse to explore after all. With some fresh takes on tried and tested fantasy tropes, get swept away on an epic fantasy quest, with characters you will fall in love with!
Review: Rise of One (Blood Brute #1) by Dixon Reuel
Synopsis I’m a vampire in a secluded, hidden coven. A zombie apocalypse has ravaged humanity. We only have one human to feed on inside our walls. If he dies, we die. If every human turns into a zombie, we die. If we don’t leave our shielded home and find human survivors, we’ll die. If none […]
Review: Roman Special Forces and Special Ops by Simon Elliot
Much has been written about the Roman army and the mighty legions that conquered their empire and then defended it for centuries against all comers. But little has been written about the men and units employed when something more subtle than the march of legions into pitched battle was required. This is the only book […]
Review: Gods of the Wyrdwood by RJ Barker
Gods of the Wyrdwood is the newest book by RJ Barker. I knew I had to get my hands on it as soon as possible. I love the forest and the pitch for this series sounded super interesting, so I went in with high expectations. And it sort of met them? I’m conflicted about this one. Let’s get into it.
Witch King by Martha Wells
Synopsis From the breakout SFF superstar author of Murderbot comes a remarkable story of power and friendship, of trust and betrayal, and of the families we choose. “I didn’t know you were a… demon.”“You idiot. I’m the demon.”Kai’s having a long day in Martha Wells’ WITCH KING….After being murdered, his consciousness dormant and unaware of the passing […]
Review: The Malevolent Seven by Sebastien De Castell
Synopsis ‘Seven powerful mages want to make the world a better place. We’re going to kill them first.’ Picture a wizard. Go ahead, close your eyes. There he is, see? Skinny old guy with a long straggly beard. No doubt he’s wearing iridescent silk robes that couldn’t protect his frail body from a light breeze. […]
Review: The Monsters We Feed (#1) by Thomas Howard Riley
Think of something that truly threatens the aspect of your soul. An absence. Something that should make you feel and care for, but something that pulls at the tug of your moral conscience. Why are humans capable of committing the most evil and heinous crimes? Because without empathy, and apathy combined, then there is no shame. No regret. The world of Kolcha, the very city where Jathan lives proves that there is an undercurrent of shame and turmoil and that not everything is as it seems. You can’t take anything for granted in this city.
Review: The Malevolent Seven by Sebastien de Castell
The Malevolent Seven, is one deliciously unhinged novel from start to finish, with fast paced action and a snarky narrator called Cade Ombra who, disillusioned with his past life of righteousness, has become a Wonderist, or magical mercenary for hire. He, not really of his own volition, agrees to a doomed job but the alternative is a faster death, so really, it could be worse.
Review: The Book That Wouldn’t Burn (Book #1 of The Library Trilogy) by Mark Lawrence
Synopsis A girl is raised in the Dust, in a tiny settlement where nightmares stalk and no-one ever goes. A boy has lived his whole life trapped in a library, older than empires and larger than cities. Their stories spiral around each other, across worlds and time. This is a tale of truth and lies […]