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Edward Gwynne

Edward Gwynne

Ed is a medieval re-enactor, spending his weekends hitting people with various shaped weapons. Ed is also a primary school teacher and spends the weekdays telling children not to hit people with various shaped weapons. He has been influenced by his brilliant dad to spend as much time reading fantasy and historical-fiction. Huzzah!

REVIEW: Fortress of Fury by Matthew Harffy

Fortress of Fury is a well-researched, enjoyable historical fiction set in the familiar world of dark ages Britain. There are bloody battles, intriguing characters and plenty of oaths that need fulfilling. “To lead men...

REVIEW: Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune, widely considered to be the greatest and most important Science-Fiction novel ever. I haven’t really read, well, any sci-fi before so kicking my foray off with this entry was a great way to...

REVIEW: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

‘Salem’s Lot was my first Stephen King read and boy it did not disappoint whatsoever. It gave me sleepless nights. Honestly. “The basis of all human fears, he thought. A closed door, slightly ajar.”...

REVIEW: The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell

The Empty Throne is one of Bernard Cornwell’s best. Uhtred is written so well here, and he has such a strong voice and personality, I am constantly chuckling to myself at his downright rudeness...

REVIEW: Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

Best Served Cold is the first entry of three standalones set after the fantastic First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. It has dark humour, a vile cast and action so bloody and grim you...

REVIEW: A Plague of Swords by Miles Cameron

A Plague of Swords solidified The Traitor Son Cycle as one of the best epic fantasy series written. It has everything I have come to love in fantasy, and continues on a wonderfully fun...

REVIEW: The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron

The Dread Wyrm is my favourite of the Traitor Son Cycle so far. It is a phenomenal book with epic pacing and some scenes that I will never forget. If you like books inspired...

REVIEW: The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

Now forgive me for this but BERNARD CORNWELL WRITING UHTRED IS SO DAMN GOOD. I really can’t express how good The Pagan Lord is or do it any justice, but I’ll give it a go....

REVIEW: The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

The Fell Sword is the second book in The Traitor Son Cycle, coming after the rip-roaring and dragon-slaying beginning in The Red Knight. We head back to the Red Knight and his company and...

REVIEW: Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie

Last Argument of Kings is one of the best final books of a trilogy I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading – actually, scratch that, it’s one of the best books I have EVER...