Spells and Spaceships

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”

George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons
  • From books and back again: a blogger’s tale.

    13th Dec 2019 by

    I was quite a naughty kid. Nothing evil but I was a handful. On my parents’ first parents evening my teacher told them despite this, I was a huge help in the reading corner. I’d put the books back on the shelves in the right places the other children had left on the floor. I’d… Read more

  • Countdown to Omega – Review

    13th Dec 2019 by

    Self Published An intriguing and thought-provoking sci-fi venture into the origins of men and Gods. Paperback £9.00 Ebook £3.00 Amazon UK Amazon US This is a review for Robert Wingfield’s Science Fiction Novel, ‘Countdown to Omega.’ I was kindly gifted an ebook copy of Countdown to Omega from the author in exchange for a fair… Read more

  • Kingshold (Wildfire Cycle Book One) – Review

    11th Dec 2019 by

    Self Published There are politics, humour and action aplenty in this gripping story featuring a strong ensemble of characters, set in a rich and vibrant world that you can’t help but want to explore to the edges of the map. Ebook £3.99 (or free to borrow on Kindle Unlimited) Paperback £13.00 Amazon UK This is… Read more

  • An Interview with Justin Lee Anderson

    10th Dec 2019 by

    I’m thrilled to be able to publish my interview with Justin Lee Anderson, author of Carpet Diem and The Lost War. Justin released his debut novel, Carpet Diem, in 2015. It became a best-seller and won a 2018 Audie award. Since then he has been writing full time, publishing The Lost War, first book in… Read more

  • The Flight of the Darkstar Dragon – Review

    5th Dec 2019 by

    Publisher: One More Page Publishing An exciting, surreal, swashbuckling adventure that brings back that childhood nostalgia of completely losing yourself in a magical story. Ebook £3.99 (or free to borrow on Kindle Unlimited) Paperback £9.99 AMAZON UK This is a review for The Flight of The Darkstar Dragon, by Benedict Patrick. Synopsis Impossible world. Impossible… Read more

  • The Lost War: Eidyn Book One – Review

    28th Nov 2019 by

    Publisher: King Lot Publishing The beginning of a new epic adventure, bringing together an explosive cast of characters, monsters and magic Publisher: King Lot Publishing Ebook: £1.99 Paperback: £12.99 This is a review for The Lost War: Eidyn Book One, by Justin Lee Anderson. The Lost War begins in Haven, new capital of Eidyn. We… Read more

  • Priest of Bones – Review

    26th Nov 2019 by

    Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books Take Peaky Blinders back 400 years, add a small sprinkling of magic, a tablespoon of Grimdark, 2 bottles of brandy and bring to the boil. Serve when bubbling hot. Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books Ebook: £4.99 Paperback: £6.47 This is a review for the first in Peter McLean’s War for the Rose… Read more

  • The Ninth Rain – Review

    23rd Nov 2019 by

    Publisher: Headline Fantastic world building, re-imagined tropes & strong characters make this a great read. This is a review for the first book in Jen Williams’ Winnowing Flame Trilogy, The Ninth Rain. I don’t often see the Winnowing Flame trilogy in the top fantasy lists, or spoken about by seasoned SFF readers. Looking into this,… Read more

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