He Who Fights With Monsters: A LitRPG by Shirtaloon

5/5 Stars – If you like to start your books with a naked Aussie then you’re in for a treat. A friend of a friend sent me a piece posted by some geezer called Shirtaloon (aka Travis Deverell) on how he became a successful writer and I was fascinated by it and found it veryContinue reading “He Who Fights With Monsters: A LitRPG by Shirtaloon”

‘Fire’s Heart’ book three of The FireNight Prophecies by Darren Boeck

4.5/5 Stars – An Engrossing YA Fantasy Read This book follows on from ‘Gifts of Fire and Ice’ and ‘Essence of Life’. I will not give any synopsis since I do not want to give any spoilers to those that have not yet read the first 2 books. Being a YA fantasy book I haveContinue reading “‘Fire’s Heart’ book three of The FireNight Prophecies by Darren Boeck”

A.D. Green’s Fantasy Newsletter March 2022

It has been a while since my last newsletter. Christmas in fact and this one is a little different than my previous efforts. I haven’t forgotten you in that time, far from it but work phoned and I had to do some. I have also been beavering away (and still do) on the final chaptersContinue reading “A.D. Green’s Fantasy Newsletter March 2022”

Nature’s Wrath (A Prelude of Light Book 2) by Morten W Simonsen

4.5/5 Stars. A realistic, gritty, adult fantasy that packs a punch I read and enjoyed ‘Fire Within’ Book 1 of a Prelude of Light. It was a grimy, realistically gritty fantasy and I enjoyed the writing style and the storytelling very much. I did at times struggle with investing in the characters in book one,Continue reading “Nature’s Wrath (A Prelude of Light Book 2) by Morten W Simonsen”

Branches: A Novel of Other Timelines by Adam Peter Johnson

3/5 stars A Multiverse, alternate reality with a pill. Phew, okay here goes. I picked this up as part of our Indie Book Club monthly read. I like dystopian fiction and the premise of the book intrigued me. This is the story of a man who is struggling with headaches and finds out that theyContinue reading “Branches: A Novel of Other Timelines by Adam Peter Johnson”

Pieces of Eight (The Guardian Of Empire City) by Peter Hartog

5 Stars – Dystopian detective story with future tech, magic and paranormal(ish) This is Peter Hartog’s second novel in the Guardian of Empire City series and takes place several month’s after the climactic end of book one, Bloodlines which I have read, reviewed and thoroughly enjoyed. In fact, it was my read of 2021. IContinue reading “Pieces of Eight (The Guardian Of Empire City) by Peter Hartog”

Dangerous to Know by K. T. Davies

5/5 Stars – A Half-breed, a curse, a prophecy and much skullduggery I saw this book a while back and even read the Look Inside since the premise intrigued me. It made me smile but I had read plenty of first-person narratives with wise-cracking anti-heroes in them and frankly, I had been there and gotContinue reading “Dangerous to Know by K. T. Davies”

The Curse of the Mistwraith (Wars of Light and Shadow, #1) by Janny Wurts

This is a guest review by the wonderful P.L. Stuart a fellow author from Toronto Canada who specialises in Medieval Literature. You can find him on Amazon and Goodreads and is well worth a follow if you are a book lover. I’d like to thank PL for allowing me to share his review. “The WarsContinue reading “The Curse of the Mistwraith (Wars of Light and Shadow, #1) by Janny Wurts”

Ten Sigma: A Military Science Fiction Adventure by A. W. Wang

4/5 (Adult only) An explosive, gritty military Sci-Fi Ten Sigma is set in the near future and told from the point of view of Mary, a somewhat reserved and reticent individual who hides within herself a steely resolve and mental toughness. And she needs every ounce of it for Mary is dying from one ofContinue reading “Ten Sigma: A Military Science Fiction Adventure by A. W. Wang”