Death Rider – Review

A thoroughly entertaining, action packed and epic story packed into a novella sized bundle, radiating grimdark bleakness and imaginative ideas. Author: Zamil Akhtar Pages: 102 Publishing Information: Self Published, 14th October 2021 My head hurts… in a good way! There was so much to get my head around within the space of 100 pages withContinue reading “Death Rider – Review”


The Everspring – Review

The Everspring is an incredibly enjoyable comfort read with magical storytelling and adventurous imagination that is perfect for cosying up with, especially when it’s chilly outside. Author: Joshua Gillingham Pages: 320 Publishing Info: 2nd November 2022, Crowsnest Books You know when you really fancy a particular dish and it’s just as good as you’d hoped?Continue reading “The Everspring – Review”

Shackled Fates – Review

A stunning journey through friendship, pain, strength, death, love and mythology; a story worthy of Asgard’s full attention. How could anything surpass Northern Wrath, one of my favourite ever books? I guess I’m going to have to explain how indeed with this review, because Shackled Fates is mind-blowingly brilliant. Again, as with Northern Wrath, ThildeContinue reading “Shackled Fates – Review”

Creation – Review

Creation is a fun read that doesn’t take itself too seriously (though asks serious questions), with some clever references and Larssen’s trademark wit making this an entertaining start to the ‘Why Odin Drinks’ series. Bjørn Larssen returns with a new short story series called ‘Why Odin Drinks’ – I think from the series title aloneContinue reading “Creation – Review”

Ringlander: The Path and the Way- Review

An ambitious debut that takes all the right risks to create a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable epic fantasy with surprise (and welcome) science fantasy elements I was approached by Michael S. Jackson to review this book as part of his debut blog tour and I’m delighted to be involved, along with some excellent reviewers. I’dContinue reading “Ringlander: The Path and the Way- Review”

Fury of a Demon – Review

Fury of a Demon is an amazing finale to this incredible trilogy, one I didn’t want to end. That feeling you get when you have such high expectations for something and it absolutely delivers! I’m currently riding on that slowly descending wave of bittersweet contentment in having finished this trilogy, and the excellent Fury ofContinue reading “Fury of a Demon – Review”

A Ritual of Flesh – Review

Hauntingly enthralling, A Ritual of Flesh takes everything that made its predecessor memorable and turns it up to 11, whilst adding welcome depth to the excellent world and characters. A Ritual of Flesh is a brilliant read that builds on everything that made A Ritual of Bone great, while adding more excitement, gore, character andContinue reading “A Ritual of Flesh – Review”

The Fall – Review

A thrilling page turner of a novella that succeeds in giving you dragons, betrayals, world building and really interesting characters within 4 POV chapters. Wow, this book is bloody brilliant! I’d bought Ryan Cahill’s debut, Of Blood and Fire and on signing up to his newsletter, received a free ebook of his prequel novella TheContinue reading “The Fall – Review”

Of Honey and Wildfires – Review

A delightfully unique read – a gaslamp fantasy western – full of beautiful prose, immersive imagery and character relationships that pull at your heartstrings. I’ve read a few books recently that were edited by Sarah Chorn and was struck by how professional and free flowing they were, so naturally I was curious to experience herContinue reading “Of Honey and Wildfires – Review”

The Throne of Ice and Ash – Review

An immersive tale of adversity, family, inner strength, love and betrayal in which you can feel the ice in your bones and the fire on your skin. Thanks to Storytellers on Tour and J. D. L. Rosell for the opportunity to read The Throne of Ice and Ash, a book I breezed through in noContinue reading “The Throne of Ice and Ash – Review”