reviews
Neon Leviathan by T.R. Napper - Book Review
10, Aug

Neon Leviathan, a journey into the ruthless future that deeply reflects our own society today, just with the technology of 70 years ahead of us. It is sinister, disturbing and full of atrocities that inhabit every grim dark book.

 

The Tower of Living and Dying (Empires of Dust #2) by Anna Smith Spark - Book Review
08, Aug

The Tower of Living and Dying is a wonderfully written grimdark novel that takes everything great about The Court of Broken Knives and ramps it up to 100. It is one of the most unique fantasy stories I have read.

 

Never Die (The Mortal Techniques) by Rob J. Hayes - Book Review
21, Jul

Never Die was brilliant. It had it all. Fearsome katana action? Tick. Hilarious interactions between bandits and heroes alike? Tick. Instantly likeable characters? Tick. A spooky young boy who can bring heroes back from the dead? Ti- okay maybe not the criteria you seek in every book but Never Die was a completely unique and fun read. If you're looking for a fantasy read after playing Ghost of Tsushima be sure to check this out. 

The Road by Cormac McCarthy - Book Review
07, Jul

There is something addictive with Cormac McCarthy’s writing, his unequal prose, the sheer brutality and bleakness of it, The Road is one of the greatest works of art, one I will continue to read and re-read for the rest of my life.

 

Blood of Heirs (The Coraidic Sagas #1) by Alicia Wanstall-Burke - Book Review
07, Jun

Blood of Heirs is a fantastic display of character-driven fantasy that will have you feeling every ounce of pain, relief, joy and terror that the POVs endure. 

The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust #1) by Anna Smith Spark - Book Review
03, May

I am soon to be delving back into the world of the Empires of Dust, to read book #2 of the trilogy, The Tower of Living and Dying. To prepare for it here is my review for book #1, The Court of Broken Knives, a great debut with a fascinating style. 

 

Cold Iron (Masters & Mages, #1) by Miles Cameron - Book Review
27, Apr

I read Cold Iron last year and still it springs to mind every time I think of excellent fantasy. I am feeling the need to re-read the trilogy of Masters & Mages soon and return to this excellent world that Miles Cameron has crafted.

Before They Are Hanged (The First Law #2) by Joe Abercrombie - Book Review
06, Apr

Before They Are Hanged was SO GOOD! I really have no idea why it has taken me so long to get round to continuing the First Law. I enjoyed the return to this world so much that I have already started book 3, Last Argument of Kings.