Gary is a small town Irishman with a love for all things historical and fantastical. He works as an English and History teacher at post-primary where he endeavours to instil and nurture a love for reading and writing in students. Tea is his weakness. Reading is his passion. His one goal in life is to buy a castle when he retires.

The Emperor's Legion (Watchers of the Throne #1) by Chris Wraight 16, May

Cadia has fallen, the Great Rift has cut the Imperium in half and Holy Terra faces a threat not seen since the days of Heresy. 

Set between the Gathering Storm that brought the overarching Warhammer plot forward for the first time in over a decade and the beginning of the Indomitus Crusade that has provided the groundwork for the modern setting, Chris Wraight's The Emperor's Legion focuses on events on Terra during this tumultuous time.

Big Red by Damien Larkin 11, May

An exciting military science fiction thriller with a deeply insightful look into what it means to be a soldier. Starship Troopers meets Avatar meets Platoon meets COD Black Ops. 

The Girl and the Stars (Book of the Ice #1) by Mark Lawrence 05, May

Another Mark Lawrence book, another riveting read about compelling characters traversing the dangers of a surreal world. 

The Girl and the Stars is the story of Yaz, a girl with a magical gift. She is one of the Ithca, a clan belonging to a nomadic people that carve out a harsh existence on a world frozen over by a dying sun. Every four years, the clans gather around the Pit, a giant hole in the ice where those deemed unfit for life on the surface are tossed in by a priesthood that worship a Hidden God. Yaz knows she is different and believes her destiny is to fall. But when her brother is thrown in instead of her, she is faced with a life-changing decision and leaps in after him. What follows is a riveting coming-of-age and search-and-rescue story through an imaginative world beneath the ice.