The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks: Review
 

The Broken Eye

Review

 
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
 

American Gods

Review

 
A Snake In The Grass by K. A. Stewart
 

A Snake In The Grass

Review

 

The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks: Review

The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks: Review 

Intro & Recap I admit that when Brent Weeks announced he was going to take a break from the Night Angel world – leaving behind incredible characters such as Kylar, Durzo and Viridiana – I sighed. In fact, I thought he was crazy. I mean, I don’t have access to Brent’s bank account (despite a number […]

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods by Neil Gaiman 

The back cover and inside jacket of American Gods would have you believe this is a novel about gods, carefully hidden amongst American mortals, gathering their forces for a bloody civil war, and the ex-con who gets caught up the impending battle. These things do indeed happen, but they aren’t at all what American Gods […]

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A Snake In The Grass by K. A. Stewart

A Snake In The Grass by K. A. Stewart 

I discovered K.A. Stewart’s Jesse James Dawson series several years ago when the first installment, A Devil In The Details, hit the shelves. Featuring demon-slaying samurai family man Jesse, the storyline and characters were a breath of fresh air in the crowded and often over-amped urban fantasy market. Jesse puts his own soul on the […]

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‘George R.R. Martin & Robin Hobb In Discussion’ Full Event Video

‘George R.R. Martin & Robin Hobb In Discussion’ Full Event Video 

A week or so ago I posted a report of the ‘George R.R. Martin and Robin Hobb In Discussion’ event held in London on August 19th 2014 and organised by Harper Voyager. There was a live stream on the night and Blinkbox have been hosting clips of the event over the course of the last […]

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What the Stale Air Tastes Like: An Apocalyptic Overview

What the Stale Air Tastes Like: An Apocalyptic Overview 

The stars are going out. The nuclear fallout bunkers were built in a rush. Your cat seems to be mutating into some sort of slug monster. We have reached end game. All our endeavours are for nothing, apart from that collection of bottle caps that you’ve been storing just for this day. The end is […]

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Richard Ford Interview

Richard Ford Interview 

Richard Ford is the author of a number of fantasy and science-fiction stories. His latest series, Steelhaven, is a gritty fantasy novel in the same vein as Joe Abercrombie and has the same kind of epic feel and interchanging viewpoints as A Game of Thrones. Here’s the blurb for the first in the series, Herald of […]

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 

Online games can be a little daunting to approach—at least they were for me. I’ve not tried many—count ‘em, two—but it seems I struck lucky with the second. I never tried games such as World of Warcraft and the like, since honestly, I never could get past the character generation screens. I look for a […]

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Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie 

Around a week or two ago I had the imponderable pleasure of meeting Joe Abercrombie at Fantasy-Faction’s Grim Gathering. I was reading Best Served Cold at the time, my Abraham Lincoln bookmark treading lightly at 100 pages prior to the finale. I had it signed and told him that I would be writing this review, […]

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George R.R. Martin Ice Bucket Challenge

George R.R. Martin Ice Bucket Challenge 

If you are active on Social Media, watch television, read newspapers or have left your house – even once – in the past few weeks, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Sadly, not quite as many people know about the cause, promoting the awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encouraging […]

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The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds by Neil Gaiman

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds by Neil Gaiman 

This is a review of the book and the performance which took place on 6th July 2014 in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. When I was a little girl I loved dark stories – like fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers or ghost stories for example. Either read in the darkness of my bedroom with […]

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Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson

Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson 

Dust of Dreams, book nine of Steven Erikson’s grand work of epic fantasy, the Malazan Book of the Fallen, is really a torturer’s handbook in disguise. This is true for two reasons. First, we all know how important an ending is: whether that be for a self-contained novel or for a longer series. I don’t […]

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Interview with Patrick Rothfuss

Interview with Patrick Rothfuss 

The following is a 15 minute interview with Patrick Rothfuss focused on his upcoming novella, The Slow Regard of Silent things. I’ve uploaded the audio – *CRINGE* – and transcribed the entire thing (as best I can) for people who’d prefer to give it a read. As you will know, Patrick Rothfuss doesn’t make it […]

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