Book Review: Vikings by Neil Oliver

Vikings. It's such an evocative word and instantly bringing images of dragon-ships crashing through stormy seas, raiders plundering and burning coastal villages, while pagan priests make bloody sacrifice to cold gods. This is the popular image of Dark Age Scandinavia, but is it a truthful image? Well that is the question that Neil Oliver confronts …

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Looking Forward to Norsevember!

Hey everyone! So, it is finally November and that means one thing... It is actually Norsevember! This whole idea was conjured up and created by Alex over at Spells and Spaceships – he's done a great introductory to the whole thing here. I think it's a really fun idea to have a bit of a …

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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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