A surprisingly exciting novel, Duncan M. Hamilton’s first instalment of the Dragonslayer trilogy is an enjoyable read, full of strong characters and a fully engaged plot. The reader is immediately sucked into the fantasy environment, in a world that isn’t too far removed from our own. Multiple plot-lines and viewpoints give the novel that added
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A young woman, Alice is having a bad day, but it’s just about to get so much worse. Alice receives an unusual box, an elderly woman dies in her arms, her work presentation to the managing board is a complete disaster and her best friend is hit by a car and lies in a coma.
Another book about a Wizarding school? The beginning of this novel definitely has similarities to the other very famous Wizardry School and weirdly the author’s other fictional character: about a private investigator down on his luck, but I thought the twist in the tail, that of a ‘non wizard‘ being summoned to investigate a ‘magic
Author Joseph Sale is at it again, a master of creating worlds and putting his readers slap bang in the middle of them – one would say that Sale’s signature is a deranged mix of Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings, infused with the cinematic brilliance of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, garnished with the rich
A novel written by two of the greatest modern storytellers was always going to be incredible, let’s face it. The minds of Del Toro and Funke have spilled out wonderfully onto each page, bringing cult film favourite ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ to life in a way which readers understand best – via the beauty of written word.
And now our watch has ended… Yes, Game of Thrones, the TV series, has come to an end. They’ll be no more dragons, white walkers or gratuitous nudity on our screens for a while. Well, at least two of these anyway. You’re probably already suffering withdrawal symptoms. Soon all that will remain is the memory
What if you aren’t the hero of the story? This is hands-down the best fantasy debut I’ve read in a long time. Having worked within a publishing publicity team, I usually don’t agree whole-heartedly with the comps or sales pitch, but in this case, it really does sum it up: ‘Uniting the worldbuilding of a
Defy the darkness. Defend the light. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of book two in Gwynne’s Of Blood and Bone series after having just finished the first. As a result, I was able to jump right back into the world with no break. As the title suggests, this is a time of blood,
After a brief hiatus from reading fantasy, A Time of Dread was an exceptional foray back into the genre. It has everything I love about epic heroic fantasy; ambiguous factions, world intrigue and a mix of magic and mythos, not to mention varying perspectives from exquisitely realised characters. If you’re looking for something to fill the