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January 23, 2020


finished this in 24 hrs after picking it up on my brothers recommendation and I absolutely loved it. For someone who reads almost exclusively fantasy and science fiction this was a nice palate cleanser for the start of the year.

Andre's story is incredible. Pushed fr...

January 17, 2020

I know I normally review fantasy and sci fi but this definitely falls into my "occasionally something else' pile. I was recommended this by my older brother at the end of 2019 so wanted to give it a go.

I was a teenager when Blood Sugar Sex Magik came out and the Chilli...

January 1, 2020

What an amazing year for readers. I read 45 books, containing 16322 pages, discovered plenty of new authors and made some great new twitter friends! Here are my favourite books in the order I read them.

The GamesHouse by Claire North - Orbit - Fantasy Faction Review


December 21, 2019

I had a love hate relationship with this series so lets get that out of the way first.

The Spellslinger books are definitely YA and aimed at teenagers coming into their own. I read them because I adored The Greatcoats, I love the way Castell's characters can tear my hea...

December 13, 2019

When I picked up this series a few years ago I was not expecting a huge amount, I'd heard of Angus Watson but not yet read any of his books. It was therefore a beautiful surprise to find so much enjoyment in the first book, characters that I believed were real and coul...

December 3, 2019

I enjoyed Black Hawks and found it to be an entertaining read but it didn't live up to the 'merc' marketing hype. Having the same cover designer as Nicholas Eames books and Rob J Hayes Never Die almost guarantees it will have that feel from the cover alone. Add to that...

October 20, 2019

Freeze the disease

Fundraiser for National Brain Tumor Society 

by Nicole and Charlie Hopkins 

Hi everyone.

My 34yr old brother in law has brain cancer and is approaching the 30 months they gave him back when he was diagnosed. It’s been an entirely shit time for...

October 3, 2019

Hollow Kingdom is a highly original post apocalyptic fantasy story with a real sense of heart, an incredible sense of humour and a foul mouthed crow as it’s protagonist.

Shit Turd or ST is worried. His owner Big Jim who has taught him everything he knows about communica...

October 2, 2019


Despite the 4 star rating I found this really difficult to read. It's a magnificent continuation of the story and shows us new sides to old characters as well as making us fall in love with some new ones. The action sequences are formidable and glorious with the Iro...

October 1, 2019

“Being the Dark Lord and Prince of Evil is not as much fun as it sounds, particularly if you re basically a decent person. King Mordak is more goblin than person, but the point is that he’s really keen to be  a lot less despicable than his predecessors.

Not the that oth...

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