Synopsis Vakov Fukasawa is a Reaper. An elite soldier injected with a dangerous drug called Stormtech: the DNA of a genocidal alien race, the Shenoi. It makes him stronger, faster, more aggressive. At a price. A price that, if the House of Suns cult isn’t stopped, all of humanity will have to pay. Vakov saved […]
Review: Daughter of Redwinter (The Redwinter Chronicles #1) by Ed McDonald
Daughter of Redwinter is beauty and brutality personified, a perfect melding together of coming of age fiction and the pursuit of finding ones own identity in a world that doesn’t accept you, the exploration of mental health and a character study of one of the most interesting and well realised protagonists I’ve ever had the pleasure of being in the head of.
Author Chat: Aliette de Bodard
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning author Aliette de Bodard for a chat about her new book The Red Scholar’s Wake, books in translation, Vietnamese history and language, her Universe of Xuya series, worldbuilding, childbirth, sentient spaceships, sapphic romance, family, food as memory and much more.
Review: Family Business by Jonathan Sims
Family Business is the first book I’ve read by Jonathan Sims, and it definitely won’t be my last. I went in not sure what to expect and at no point did I realise just how creepy, and insane, the plot would become. The creep-factor is cranked up so expertly that you don’t notice what’s going on until our main character, Diya, is right in the middle of everything.
Review: Stormblood (Book #1 of The Common) by Jeremy Szal
Synopsis Vakov Fukusawa used to be a Reaper: an elite soldier fighting for Harmony against the brutal, invading Harvester empire. Harmony made him elite by injecting him, and thousands of other Reapers, with the DNA of an extinct alien race to make him stronger, faster, and more aggressive. And it worked. At a cost . […]
Review: Expect Me Tomorrow by Christopher Priest
Synopsis An epic, decades-spanning science-fiction mystery from the award-winning author of THE SEPARATION and THE PRESTIGE. A petty thief who called himself John Smith was arrested in 1877 for theft through fraudulent behaviour. He was convicted and sent to prison. In 1852, Adler and Adolf Beck’s father died on a glacier, and their lives separated. […]
Review: Stormblood (The Common #1) by Jeremy Szal
Synopsis Vakov Fukasawa is a Reaper; a human augmented with Stormtech. The Stormtech turns the Reapers into feared warriors of the bloody war between Harmony and the Harvesters – capable of untold amounts of violence and destruction. Unfortunately for the reapers themselves, Stormtech also causes them to become addicted to adrenaline. With the war over, […]
The Garden of Empire (Pact and Pattern #2) by J.T Greathouse
Synopsis: J.T. Greathouse continues his Pact and Pattern fantasy series, hailed by New York Times bestselling author Anthony Ryan as “a captivating epic of conflicted loyalties and dangerous ambition.” The boy once known as Wen Alder has become the rebel witch Foolish Cur. Schooled in both the powers that bound him to serve the emperor as well […]
Buddy read & Review: We Are the Dead (The Last War #1) by Mike Shackle
If you follow me on Twitter or we talk in any capacity you’ll know that I’ve become somewhat of a broken record recently. Truthfully, I’ve been kicking myself for the past few weeks over having waited this long to start this series! As Dan says above, We are the Dead and The Last War trilogy as a whole is an absolute must read. Mike Shackle has to be one of the most criminally underrated authors currently writing.
Cover Reveal (US): The Garden of Empire (Pact and Pattern #2) by J.T. Greathouse
Title: The Garden of EmpireSeries: Pact and Pattern, Book 2Author: J.T. GreathousePublisher: JAB BooksRelease Date: August 4th, 2022Format: eBook Blurb J.T. Greathouse continues his Pact and Pattern fantasy series following The Hand of the Sun King, which was hailed by New York Times bestselling author Anthony Ryan as “a captivating epic of conflicted loyalties and dangerous ambition.” The […]
Book Tour: Plutoshine by Lucy Kissick
Synopsis Terraforming — the mega-scale engineering of a planet’s surface to one more Earth-like — is now commonplace across the Solar System, and Pluto is set to be the most ambitious transformation yet. Four billion miles from the Sun and two hundred degrees below zero, what this worldlet needs is light and heat. Through captured […]
Eleni’s Top Reads of 2021
Hello as always dear reader or listener,
If you’ve been around me and my writing/tweeting even a tad throughout this past year, odds are you’ve seen me happily ramble about any one of the books or series on this list. I could talk about what I loved from each of these for dayyyys, that is a known fact, but for this post I thought I’d keep it to cover extravaganza and one or two quotes from each. Needless to say that I rec every one of these with eyes closed but if you’re feeling like you need more convincing, I’ll link my reviews (if I’ve written one) with each title, otherwise if you just want a quick chat about them, you know where to find me!