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Fiona Denton

Fiona Denton

Fiona is a former secondary school teacher and current stay at home parent to two very wild and active children. She lives with them and her husband in the UK and can often be found on a beach paddling in the North Sea or stomping through a forest with the sprogs and hounds. She loves to read and has always enjoyed fantasy novels, particularly the very dark and twisty ones with mythical creatures.

REVIEW: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

The concluding volume of The Nevernight Chronicle has cemented the view in my mind that Jay Kristoff deserves to be placed among the great grimdark authors. Darkdawn is a brilliant conclusion to the trilogy,...

REVIEW: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Godsgrave is the second book in The Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff. It has enough similarities to its predecessor Nevernight that I think those who enjoyed that offering would also like this. There are...

REVIEW: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I must admit, I am very late to the Jay Kristoff book party. I had bought Nevernight years ago when it was nominated for a Gemmell Award but it had been sitting in the...

REVIEW: A Clockwork River by J. S. Emery

I received a complimentary advanced reader copy of ‘A Clockwork River’ from Head of Zeus in exchange for an honest review. A Clockwork River is the debut novel of brother and sister writing team...

REVIEW: A Terrible Fall of Angels by Laurell K. Hamilton

I know that Laurell K. Hamilton is probably not the first name to pop in to one’s mind when grimdark is mentioned. I have been a reader of her books for about two decades,...

REVIEW: Half a War by Joe Abercrombie

Half a War is the concluding instalment of Joe Abercrombie’s epic Shattered Sea trilogy. It is a satisfying conclusion to the saga but it is hard to say how without spoiling some of the...

REVIEW: Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

Half the World is the second instalment in Joe Abercrombie’s fantastic Shattered Sea trilogy. I was very glad that when I first read the series I was able to pick this up as soon...

REVIEW: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Half a King has been touted by some outlets as Abercrombie’s foray in to the realm of the ‘young adult’ fantasy novel but do not let the age of our protagonist fool you. This...