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REVIEW: The Martyr by Anthony Ryan

Anthony Ryan’s latest novel is the sequel to last year’s brilliant The Pariah and is the second book in The Covenant of Steel series. The outlaw Alwyn Scribe survived the events of The Pariah...

REVIEW: The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport

The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport is a debut straddling grimdark and epic fantasy in a slightly futuristic world. Set in a world inspired by the rich cultures of the African subcontinent, it tells...

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: 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...

REVIEW: Fortress of Fury by Matthew Harffy

Fortress of Fury is a well-researched, enjoyable historical fiction set in the familiar world of dark ages Britain. There are bloody battles, intriguing characters and plenty of oaths that need fulfilling. “To lead men...

REVIEW: Warriors of the Storm by Bernard Cornwell

Warriors of the Storm is the 9th entry in The Saxon Stories series that follows Uhtred of Bebbanburg and it is my favourite of the books so far. It has a brilliant opening and...

REVIEW: Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu-Earth, Vol. 1 by Gerry Finley-Day

Rogue Trooper began life in the British comic 2000AD in the early 1980s, initially the work of Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons. Other artists in this first volume are Cam Kennedy, Brett Ewins, Colin...

REVIEW: Belisarius Cawl: The Great Work by Guy Haley

When Games Workshop rebooted the Warhammer 40k setting, introduced a whole new kind of Space Marine and casually advanced the timeframe by a few centuries when it had sat at 999.M41 for the best...

REVIEW: Light of Impossible Stars by Gareth L. Powell

Having gleefully consumed the adventures of the Trouble Dog and her crew through Embers of War and Fleet of Knives I was very much looking forward to tackling Light of Impossible Stars to wrap...

REVIEW: Fleet of Knives by Gareth L. Powell

The second novel in the Embers of War series, Fleet of Knives continues in the same vein as its predecessor, where it skirts the edge of military science fiction and full blown space opera....