Max’s passion for fantastic stories began with weekly trips to the comic book store as a child. Now an English teacher at a boarding school, he is always reading. Max has written for sites like Geeks of Doom and SF Signal, where he created the Indie Author Spotlight. Max lives in Connecticut with his wife – who graciously embraces his need to display action figures all over the house – and daughter, who is inheriting her parents’ affinity for books. 

The Last Kingdom (The Last Kingdom #1) by Bernard Cornwell 11, May

“All those separate people were a part of my life, strings strung on the frame of Uhtred, and though they were separate they affected one another and together they would make the music of my life.”

The Old Man and the Wasteland (The Wasteland Saga #1) by Nick Cole - Book Review 03, May

I’m not sure that there is a soul on Earth who would say that they have never, at any given point in time, longed for a purpose; longed to succeed, perhaps for no one in particular, other than for themselves. In Nick Cole’s The Old Man and the Wasteland, one man – in a dead world – embarks on a journey of self-discovery, fighting not only natural and physical elements, but more pressingly, self-doubt. 

Sabbat Martyr (Gaunt's Ghosts #7) by Dan Abnett - Book Review 30, Apr

Rating: 5/5

For Tanith, For the Emperor, and for me! Sabbat Martyr is Dan Abnett at his finest, and is exactly what I wanted from Ibram Gaunt and his Ghosts.