Don’t Show, Don’t Tell – Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander
 

Don’t Show, Don’t Tell

Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander

 
Big Fish & Begonia – Movie Review
 

Big Fish & Begonia

Movie Review

 
Monthly Short Story Winner: Regret and Redemption
 

Monthly Short Story Winner

“Keeper of the Clockwork Queen”

 

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The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts – Spoiler Free Series Review

The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts – Spoiler Free Series Review
4.5

The Empire Trilogy is a collaborative political fantasy series by the American writers Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts. It is also a part of the larger Riftwar series by Feist, although you don’t have to read it to read this trilogy. The trilogy begins with Daughter of the Empire; the main character is Mara […]

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Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
4.5

“A girl like you has no place in this sort of business.” “Believe me, Captain,” Mia replied. “You’ve never met a girl like me.” Jay Kristoff’s Godsgrave, the second book in the Nevernight Chronicles, is not an easy book to review. This isn’t because the book isn’t outstanding – it is. You should buy it. […]

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Fantasy in the Court 2017

Fantasy in the Court 2017 

Back in August I headed up to the ‘big smoke’ – though with electric cars, the congestion charge and the general relocation of heavy industry out of London, it is not really that smoky any more, but it is big. The reason for my train journey was simple – Fantasy in the Court. An event […]

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The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith-Spark

The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith-Spark
4.5

As I recall, the first rumours I heard of the book that became The Court of Broken Knives was seeing the author’s lament on social media that an agent had found it too brutal, too gory, too grimdark to contemplate representing it. Nonetheless – as has happened to so many authors – one agent’s poison […]

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Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb

Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb
4.5

Robin Hobb’s genius isn’t flashy. The world she has created is fully articulated, complete with complex characters and histories, detailed magical systems, and fully realized political intricacies, yet she rarely is mentioned alongside Brandon Sanderson and others recognized as fantasy’s greatest world-builders. Her prose isn’t particularly flashy in the same way as writers such as […]

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The Seven by Peter Newman

The Seven by Peter Newman
5

Seven is a magical number. Indeed, a 2014 survey found that seven is the world’s favourite number. Perhaps that is why the world of film and books has known so many sevens; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Secret Seven, The Magnificent Seven, the seven sons of Feanor, and the Se7en (deadly sins). Newman’s The Seven […]

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Peter Newman Interview – The Seven

Peter Newman Interview – The Seven 

You know a book deserves your attention when Mark Lawrence says it’s, “the best thing he’s read in quite a while.” You know you have to read said book when it wins the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Newcomer. The book in question is none other than The Vagrant, and today we have here […]

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The Hammer and The Goat / The Vagrant and The City by Peter Newman

The Hammer and The Goat / The Vagrant and The City by Peter Newman
4.5

Covers count. Every author knows this. Covers can make you buy books, they pose questions, raise mysteries – draw in the eye and the imagination. It is rare, however, for the cover of one book to make you buy a different book, but so it was with me this weekend. Later this month, the final […]

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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
5

As a reviewer, Red Sister set me a challenge I have not had since The Girl with All the Gifts: the conundrum of capturing how it made me feel and why, but without spoiling the experience for anyone who comes after me. (By the way – as far as The Girl With all the Gifts […]

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Mark Lawrence Interview – Red Sister

Mark Lawrence Interview – Red Sister 

One could argue that the phrase, “Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself,” perfectly suits Mark Lawrence. I’m pretty sure no one in this community can say they haven’t heard of him. I would say let’s just skip the introductions and head to the interview, which is more about Red Sister than Mark […]

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The Seven by Peter Newman – Cover Reveal

The Seven by Peter Newman – Cover Reveal 

If you’ve read our reviews for The Vagrant and The Malice, you know how highly we rate the novels of Peter Newman. It’s very rare that you pick up a fantasy book and find yourself unable to compare it to another, but the narrative style, those abstract prose, will leave you struggling to point to […]

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Godblind by Anna Stephens – Cover Reveal

Godblind by Anna Stephens – Cover Reveal 

Many of you will have heard whispers of Godblind by now. Although I’ve not read a word of this novel by Anna Stephens (hurry up review copy!), I’ve picked up on the excitement from the author’s publishers and those who have been lucky to gain access to sample chapters. If you like your bloodthirsty political […]

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