Reviews

REVIEW: The Boundless by Peter Newman

I received a review copy of The Boundless in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Peter Newman and Harper Voyager. The Ruthless was my favourite fantasy read of 2019 and that lead...

REVIEW: Angel Mage by Garth Nix

Angel Mage by Garth Nix is a competent foray into the grimdark subgenre meant for young adult (YA) readers. Taking place in a setting derivative of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, the narrative follows the...

REVIEW: Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell

Space opera is not always grimdark, indeed it often verges on the utopian but as it’s title suggests, Embers of War deals with the messy aftermath of conflict and it’s universe has lots of...

REVIEW: The Skald’s Black Verse by Jordan Loyal Short

The Skald’s Black Verse by Jordan Loyal Short is a novel that is hard to describe but if I had to then I would say it is a science fiction fantasy akin to Warhammer 40K....

Review: The Worm at the Feast by Mark Brendan

I must admit, it took me about three or four attempts over the course of a week to trudge through the first four pages of The Worm at the Feast. Admittedly, I am glad...
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REVIEW: Bystander 27 by Rik Hoskin

Bystander 27 is a superhero novel told from the point-of-view of an everyday man. Jon Hayes is an ordinary Joe, or as ordinary as a Joe can be if he’s an ex-Navy Seal who’s...

REVIEW: The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind by Jackson Ford

Jackson Ford’s story The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind is a fun and irreverent as the title suggests. I laughed, cheered, and booed in equal measure while reading it.  My favorite protagonist...

REVIEW: The Complete Nemesis the Warlock, Volume 1 by Pat Mills

A xenophobic human empire in a dark future, led by an undead tyrant. A hyperspace transport system centred on Earth. An army of masked zealots, divided into arcane chapters and supported in battle by...

REVIEW: Votan and Other Novels by John James

A three-book omnibus published by Gollancz in their Fantasy Masterworks line, this was the first I had heard of John James. Found in a second-hand bookshop near York Minster, it contains Votan, Not For...

REVIEW: The Ragged Blade by Christopher Ruz

The Ragged Blade by Christopher Ruz is a dark fantasy about an obsessive former assassin and soldier who travels across a mystical desert with his traumatized daughter. It is a dark story dealing with...