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REVIEW: Illborn by Daniel T Jackson

Illborn is the debut novel from author Daniel T Jackson and is published by independent house Matador. The novel is just over seven hundred pages so is a lengthy and enjoyable reading commitment. As...

REVIEW: Mordew by Alex Pheby

Mordew is the first instalment of the new Cities of the Weft trilogy from author and academic Alex Pheby. In Mordew, he has created a unique and disturbing world that I think will greatly...

REVIEW: Empire of Blood and Sand by Alister Hodge

Empire of Blood and Sand by Alister Hodge is a riotous dark fantasy which satisfied my thirst for a grimdark fix with flavours befitting of the genre. Right from its well-hewn opening, Empire of...

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: Game of Thrones S3

The immensely popular adaptation of George RR Martin’s epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire continues with Game of Thrones S3.  Following on from the strong opening two seasons, Game of Thrones S3...

REVIEW: Papa Lucy and The Boneman by Jason Fischer

Papa Lucy and The Boneman by Jason Fischer is a novel built on grunge and violence. He depicts a multi-dimensional world equally nightmarish as it is wondrous. His characters wretched, but fanatical. If you...

REVIEW: The Wisdom of Crowds by Joe Abercrombie

Having absolutely loved A Little Hatred and The Trouble with Peace, my expectations for The Wisdom of Crowds by Joe Abercrombie were absolutely sky high. With this gritty and fun book full of civil unrest, backstabbing, butchery,...

Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

Catching up with grimdark fantasy champion Michael R. Fletcher

Our man in the trenches Tom Smith gets into the darkest side of fantasy, catching up with Beyond Redemption author and champion of grimdark fantasy, Michael R. Fletcher. We chat about his writing process...