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REVIEW: Berek the Blackguard by Frank Thomas

The path to freedom is marked with treachery and death. Frank Thomas’s Berek The Blackguard is an epic fantasy novella that follows one King’s crusade to liberate his kingdom of Alba. Prior to the...

REVIEW: The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper

The Wolf Den tells the story of Amara, a slave owned by the brothel keeper in Pompeii. Born the daughter of a doctor in Greece, she is highly educated, beautiful and determined to fight...

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REVIEW: Walking to Aldebaran by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Walking to Aldebaran, Adrian Tchaikovsky‘s deeply disturbing novella that hearkens back to Phillip K. Dick’s mind-bending science fiction, Lovecraftian cosmic horror, and the comedy of Andy Weir’s The Martian. While each of these genre...

REVIEW: Not Saying Goodbye by Boris Akunin

Not Saying Goodbye is the last of the Erast Fandorin books by Boris Akunin. It must operate thus both as a farewell and a fitting capstone for a long running series (the first book,...

REVIEW: Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims

Thirteen Storeys is the debut novel of Jonathan Sims, head writer and voice actor for the horror podcast The Magnus Archives. Given the immense popularity of The Magnus Archives, it’s not much of a...

EXCLUSIVE: The Prologue of Legacy of Steel by Matthew Ward

Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward was hands down one of the best books of last year. When I saw the glorious cover for Legacy of Steel hit the interwebs and read up on the...

REVIEW: Betrayal’s Shadow by Dave-Brendon de Burgh

Betrayal’s Shadow drops you straight into the middle of a gritty world, full of intrigue and quite a bit of violence. Mixing high fantasy with elements of horror, this book will stick with you...

REVIEW: The Death of the Necromancer by Martha Wells

Martha Wells is now known primarily for her award-winning Murderbot series, and her Raksura series. But Wells has been writing since the early nineties, and her early work has the same energy as anything...

REVIEW: Gestapo Mars by Victor Gischler

Victor Gischler’s Gestapo Mars is proclaimed by its blurb to be a tale of ‘Extraterrestrial espionage with sex, violence and Nazis’. This isn’t quite wrong, but doesn’t sum up the tale as a whole....

REVIEW: Titanicus by Dan Abnett

A stand-alone novel both within the universe of Warhammer 40,000 and his own Sabbat Worlds sub-setting, Titanicus is a 2008 novel by Dan Abnett, republished in 2018 by the Black Library. It deals principally...