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!

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Review: The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Where The Black Prism was a bit slow to kick off and sometimes got bogged down in explaining the magic system, The Blinding Knife floors the accelerator from the starting line. Before you get...
Shatterwing: Dragon Wine 1 by Donna Maree Hanson

Review: Shatterwing by Donna Maree Hanson

From the outside, Shatterwing seems to be an appealing dark-fantasy story. Atypical fantasy world? Check. Intriguing plot? Check. Strong heroine? Sign me up. Unfortunately, appearances often differ from reality and despite a unique setting,...
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

REVIEW: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

Brent Week’s The Black Prism is an enjoyable kick-off to the Lightbringer series. Those who love an in-depth and original magic system, coupled with politics and religion are really going to get a kick...
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

It’s been quite a number of years since Joe Abercrombie first published what would be the start of The First Law trilogy, The Blade Itself. Every time he approached a literary agent, they raised...
Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Review: Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Once again George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois have done a fantastic job in gathering stories from some of the biggest names in fantasy and science fiction. The characters are consistently grey. The stories...