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March 2016

Help a guy out. How Do I gain more followers?

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So I am trying to get my blog known and seen in the ‘Blogosphere’ and anywhere else that will have me to be honest! I was wondering if there were any groups that people could recommend so that I can network with other book bloggers and properly sink my teeth into it – crikey, I am terrible with analogies. There will be no biting, I promise!


Any help would be much appreciated.


Book Review – ‘Snakewood’ by Adrian Selby

Adrian Selby – Snakewood

Published March 15th 2016 – Orbit Books

ISBN 9780316302302

The book Blurb

“Mercenaries who gave no quarter, they shook the pillars of the world through cunning, chemical brews, and cold steel. 
Whoever met their price won.
Now, their glory days are behind them. Scattered to the wind and their genius leader in hiding, they are being hunted down and eliminated.
One by one”.
Read the full review

Review – Broken Banners (A Reaper of Stone #2)

Published February 15th 2016



The book blurb:

‘Slaughtered and left for crows, soldiers of the King’s Army lay dead in a field. A grim reminder: the king’s law ends at the gates of the capital.

Elinor fought for what she believed and now she is an outcast. No soldier will follow her. No officer will stand with her. Yet when she finds her brothers and sisters slaughtered, she cannot turn her back on them.

Long ago, they swore an oath. Not to the king, but to each other.

And woe to those who break that bond.’  Read the full review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


Well, I have recently returned from a jaunt to the cinema to see BvS: DoJ. It was good.

I am not waxing lyrical because it could have been so much more, so I’ll stick with ‘Good’ for now. Read the full review

Review – A Reaper of Stone

Joe King and Mark Gelineau – A Reaper of Stone

‘A Lady is dead. Her noble line ended. And the King’s Reaper has come to reclaim her land and her home. In the marches of Aedaron, only one thing is for certain. All keeps of the old world must fall.

Elinor struggles to find her place in the new world. She once dreamed of great things. Of becoming a hero in the ways of the old world. But now she is a Reaper. And her duty is clear. Destroy the old. Herald the new.’  Read the full review

A couple of books I can’t wait for in 2016!!

So, I thought I would compile a list of books that are slated for release in 2016 that I just can’t wait for! Leave a comment at the bottom of the page and let me know which books you’re most looking forward to being released this year.  Read the full article

The Wheel of Osheim Writing Contest

This should be great!

that thorn guy

This post is to announce a flash-fiction writing contest, where you can win a signed (or dedicated) Advance Reading Copy of Mark Lawrence’s highly anticipated new novel:


 which is provided as prize for this competition byACE Books



The Rules:

Submit your entry, which is no longer than 300 words (without title)  and features the words ‘life’ and ‘death’ below.

The competition closes on 11th April 2016.  All entries will be posted HERE.

Judges of this competition are as follows:







This is an international competition, open to everyone.

Please note: You won’t receive an automated email notification after submitting your entry. I will upload it onto the site as soon as I will have the time, which might be straight away, but might be just hours later…

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Getting started…

I wanted to start a blog about fantasy books so that I could share my honest opinions about some of the fantastic books that are currently on the shelves.

I started reading fantasy in 2010 (David Gemmell’s Swords of Night and Day’) after some major cajoling form a good friend of mine. “I don’t want to read it, the cover looks terrible”, yes, I was that guy. Well we rallied back and forth regarding the themes and storyline of the book and in the end I thought “Hell, why not?”.  Read the full article

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