This is one of the most brain bursting books I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. I picked it up knowing nothing except it was sci-fi and contained two warring factions and boy am I glad I did.
Children of Time is epic. It takes place over billions of kilometres, eons of time and encompasses hundreds and possibly thousands of generations of human beings and more. At the same time it is incredibly focused, tells minute stories of individual moments between different players a
An exquisitely written horror in the tradition of Stephen King’s It and The Body, The Chalk Man has some deeply disturbing moments, captivating characters and a final twist that you will not see coming. Switching between two times lines the author takes us seamlessly between the childhood years of five friends from a small town who find the dismembered body of a teenage girl and their adult lives 30 years later as those events come back to haunt them. I finished this in two s
When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That sh
Wolfgang is a great little book. It’s a vampire tale, written more in the style of Castelvania than Twilight (you know it’s a classic) that jumps off the page with surprising vigour and reads like one plays a video game as after a nice introductory scene we are thrust straight into the action. Our protagonist Wolfgang has delivered a life-giving artifact to the Lord Egleaseon (head vampire) expecting to see it destroyed only to see him embrace it, become human and instantly a
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