Book Review: Helsreach by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Helsreach by Aaron Debski-Bowden (I’ll be referring to him as ADB for brevity) is the story of an epic siege that, as a novel, can be described as being possibly the most Warhammer 40k thing I have ever read. It perfectly blends the grim darkness, excessive violence and horror of the setting with the more …

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Bloggers Award is a community award where bloggers nominate other bloggers who bring positivity to the community, so I was delighted to get named by Alex over at Spells and Spaceships. Thank you! You can check out his answers and blog over here. Anyway, how does this all work? Well the rules are: …

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Audiobook Adventures: Network Effect by Martha Wells & Narrated by Kevin R. Free

Warning: This post may contain spoilers for the previous Murderbot Diaries books. I’ve finally got back to Murderbot! I was pretty excited for this audiobook, as you can probably tell. I admit, I also had quite high expectations too, having really enjoyed the audiobook versions of the novellas in the series. So, did Network Effect …

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Book Review: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

Warning: This review may contain spoilers for the previous book in the series, A Little Hatred. The Trouble with Peace is classic Joe Abercrombie. It’s filled with everything that makes the First Law books great. Grittiness, violence, humour and intrigue leap from almost every page and will drag you into what is a fantastic second …

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Book Review: The Flight of the Eisenstein by James Swallow

The Horus Heresy books are a pretty large series (54 books, WTF!) and so, being perfectly honest, I haven’t read all of them. I doubt many people have! Despite being one of the earlier books in the series, (the fourth, in fact) I hadn’t read The Flight of the Eisenstein – but I wish I …

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Book Review: The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

Warning: This review may contain some spoilers for the previous books in the series – The City of Brass and Kingdom of Copper. Empire of Gold is the third and final book in the S.A. Chakraborty's Daevabad trilogy – an epic, Middle-Eastern inspired fantasy of political intrigue and mythical creatures. I really enjoyed the previous books …

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Book Review: Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie

I’ll be honest with you here: short stories aren’t my usual cup of tea. I read a few ones here and there, but I do generally prefer full-sized novels. It’s just usually better to get properly involved with a character and story, in my opinion. However, if Joe Abercrombie is going to write stuff, then …

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Book Review: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Sometimes you get the urge to read something a bit different. For me, this often takes the form of travel writing. I love reading about and finding out about different places around the world. A Walk in the Woods fills this out perfectly, and then takes it an extra step with loads of little side …

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