The Song of the First Blade: The Bladeborn Saga, Book One by T.C. Edge

5/5 Stars – A brilliantly crafted fantasy and a new favourite I absolutely loved this epic fantasy from T.C. Edge. I read a lot of books from this genre and think, for me, this first volume was every bit as good and grand in scope and storytelling as Brent Weeks’ Night Angel, Miles Cameron’s RedContinue reading “The Song of the First Blade: The Bladeborn Saga, Book One by T.C. Edge”

Daisy’s Run: The Clockwork Chimera Book 1 by Scott Baron

4/5 Stars – Hints of Alien but without the Alien, then with the Alien…ah read on. Ready for a SciFi read I picked up this number. The cover looked quirky and interesting and together with the blurb promised to be a light SciFi experience – nothing too technically onerous to wrap my head around. IContinue reading “Daisy’s Run: The Clockwork Chimera Book 1 by Scott Baron”

Dungeon Lord Books 1 – 3 : A LitRPG by Hugo Huesca

5/5 Stars – A 3 for 1 review. If you played Dungeon Keeper as a kid you should love these books. My experience with LitRPG has been somewhat hit-and-miss recently. However, following my review a little while ago of Shirtaloons, He Who Fights with Monsters (which I unashamedly enjoyed and found surprising depth and nuanceContinue reading Dungeon Lord Books 1 – 3 : A LitRPG by Hugo Huesca

And Then We Vanish by D H Schleicher

3.5/5 Stars – Short story collection from a talented writer. For someone who does not care much for short story collections, I have read three in the past year courtesy of the #indiebookclub book of the month selection. I have to say I have enjoyed them with mixed results and this offering by D HContinue reading “And Then We Vanish by D H Schleicher”

Terminus Fringe Worlds #1 by Kevin Hardman

3.5/5 Stars – A Space Marine Adventure So I was trawling for my next read and fancied a military Sci-fi and Terminus popped up on my feed. Was it fate, destiny calling? Errr no, it was Amazon analytics. Why not, I thought, it’s got an armoured cyborg man dual wielding assault rifles whilst the worldContinue reading “Terminus Fringe Worlds #1 by Kevin Hardman”

Primal Hunter by Zogarth

3.5/5 Stars, LitRPG Shenigans that had its moments. Nice cover. Picked this up through Kindle Unlimited. It was highly reviewed which boded well since I have quite enjoyed my recent flirtations with LitRPG novels. This story follows a pretty typical LitRPG format of an outsider-misfit, becoming a hero in an alternate dimension. In the caseContinue reading “Primal Hunter by Zogarth”

A D Green’s Fantasy Newsletter June 2022

Hello everyone, it’s been a while and I hope this finds you well. I could almost copy and paste the opening of my last newsletter because it is as relevant an excuse now as it was back then….but that would be highly unprofessional of me! So what has been happening? Writing has been slower thanContinue reading “A D Green’s Fantasy Newsletter June 2022”

The Plainswalker by M A Rothman

3/5 Stars, An Inter-Dimensional Fantasy that didn’t quite work for me This book is described as an epic fantasy LitRPG and so I had high hopes after my recent experience reading ‘He Who Fights With Monsters’ that it would tick those same boxes. Well, it ticked some but not many for me. I could notContinue reading “The Plainswalker by M A Rothman”

The Condom and Other Stories by Peter Chika

4/5 Stars. An accomplished collection of short stories. I enjoyed this book of short stories. It is a vignette of life stories from an African perspective that I found thoroughly engaging and fascinating. I have always told myself I am not much of a fan of short stories but I realise it is more anthologies.Continue reading “The Condom and Other Stories by Peter Chika”