Book Reviews

Our team review a broad range of books starting with grimdark and dark fantasy, through to cyberpunk, sci-fi, space opera, military SF, and even horror. There are reviews here for almost any type of book you could possibly want, so get stuck in!

REVIEW: Gallant by V.E. Schwab

Gallant charmed me from the first page to the last. It is no secret that I adore V.E. Schwab’s books – just check out my review for The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue here....

REVIEW: The Crimson Queen by Alec Hutson

There’s a certain class of movies I like to refer to as “popcorn movies,” by which I mean they are just fun. You sit there shoveling popcorn into your mouth, wide-eyed and glued to...

REVIEW: Stars and Bones by Gareth Powell

Gareth Powell has built a reputation for delivering well crafted and emotionally investing space opera with a fair share of humour, from Embers of War to Ack-Ack Macaque and his latest offering, Stars and...

REVIEW: The Warrior Prophet by R. Scott Bakker

R. Scott Bakker’s The Warrior Prophet is the second book in The Prince of Nothing Trilogy. The novel continues directly onward from where The Darkness That Comes Before leaves off, heightening the conflict and...

REVIEW: The Shadow Glass by Josh Winning

If you ever danced with the Goblin King, if you cried when Artax died, if you were a little bit scared of skesis when you were young – then The Shadow Glass will have...

REVIEW: Blood Reaver by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

In Blood Reaver the Night Lords traitor legion is starving. Ammunition is almost non-existent, stalling their ability to persecute the Long War against the Imperium. They hunger for the hunt, but lack the tools...

An interview with S.A. Barnes

Also writing under Stacey Kade, S.A. Barnes is a published author across multiple genres. She was kind to chat with GdM about her life and writing. Her latest Dead Silence from Nightfire Books released on...

REVIEW: All the White Spaces by Ally Wilkes

All the White Spaces by Ally Wilkes is a survivalist horror novel set in Antarctica around the time of the First World War. After the death of his two brothers on the front, Jonathan...

REVIEW: Scorpica by G.R. Macallister

Scorpica is the Kirkus starred epic fantasy debut novel from G.R. Macallister, although readers may have come across her before writing historical fiction as Greer Macallister. The first novel in The Five Queendoms trilogy...
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REVIEW: Scorch by Jesse Teller

A fresh new series by Jesse Teller, Scorch tells a story from two distinct perspectives. While we see shadows of his great epic The Madness Wars, this story is much smaller in scale and...