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April 2016

Book Review – The Benighted (The Benighted Saga #1) by A.M. Dunnewin

The Benighted (The Benighted Saga #1) by A.M. Dunnewin

The book blurb;

The King was dead. 

His body was found slain in his room, only months after his son had been brutally murdered. Skylar Mandolyn, his daughter, has now become the last heir to inherit the throne. But instead of becoming Queen, she has been imprisoned for helping in the escape of Sir Harlin Brien, her knight who was framed for the King’s murder.

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Book Review – In The Company Of The Dead by Ciara Ballintyne

In the Company of the Dead (The Sundered Oath Book 1) by Ciara Ballintyne

The book blurb:

‘Only a fool crosses a god, but Ellaeva and Lyram will do anything to get what they want.

Chosen as a five-year-old orphan to be the Left Hand of Death, Ellaeva has nothing to call her own—nothing except a desire to avenge her murdered parents. Her duties leave her no time to pursue the man responsible, until both her work and revenge lead to the same place—the lonely castle where Lyram Aharris is serving out his exile for striking his prince.

Caught up in their pursuit of vengeance, and desperately trying to save themselves from both political machinations and clashing gods, Ellaeva and Lyram never realise that the greatest threat comes from an unexpected quarter.’

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Blogging off topic – A birthday post


So today marks my 27th birthday and it got me to thinking about all that has happened during my 26th year. Here goes…

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Short Story Review – Civil Blood (Best Left in the Shadows #2) by Mark Gelineau and Joe King

Civil Blood (Best Left in the Shadows #2) – Mark Gelineau and Joe King

The book blurb:

‘The King of Aedaron reigns in splendor, while far below, in the streets and alleys of the underworld, a different kind of king emerges. 

Alys and Dax have always been caught in the middle. Once they fought for love, and their worlds tore them apart. But now as they are forced back together, they must choose whether to fight once again.

But for what? And against whom?

In the world of Lowside, nothing is as it seems.

Even each other.’

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Book Review – The Healer by C.J. Anaya

The Healer (The Healer #1) – C.J. Anaya

The book blurb:

With the support of her father, the fiery loyalty of her best friend Angie, and the child-like love of Kirby, a ten-year-old patient, Hope must fight against the forces of a relentless demon god while unwinding the tangled pieces of her past, proving to herself and those she loves that destiny isn’t determined by some cosmic reading of the stars, but by the individual choices one makes

A girl, a prophecy, and two warring gods equals destiny!’


*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Read the full review

Review – ‘Sharp Ends’ by Joe Abercrombie

Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie

Expected publication – 26th April 2016

ISBN 031639081X (ISBN13: 9780316390811)


*I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review


The book blurb;

A Beautiful Bastard: The Union army may be full of bastards, but there’s only one big enough to think he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. See the full review

What makes a good book cover?

Could you imagine walking into a book shop and every book being plain white with the book’s title being printed on the front in black Arial font? Hell, no! How uninspiring would that be?! No thank you, Equilibrium (great film). See the full post

Review -‘Best Left in the Shadows’ by Mark Gelineau and Joe King

Gelineau and King – Best Left in the Shadows

Published November 15th 2015 by Gelineau & King

ISBN 1944015051 (ISBN13: 9781944015053)


The book blurb:

A Highside girl. Beaten. Murdered. Her body found on a Lowside dock. A magistrate comes looking for answers. For justice. 
Alys trades and sells secrets among the gangs and factions of Lowside. She is a daughter of the underworld. Bold. Cunning. Free. When an old lover asks for help, she agrees. For a price.
Together, they travel into the dark heart of the underworld in search of a killer.
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Book Review – ‘Evil Never Dies’ by Rick Haynes

Evil Never Dies (MAXILLA TALES #1) – Rick Haynes

Published July 11th 2015

The blurb…

‘The Maxilla are a peaceful clan but when rumours of dark magic arrive once again, can they survive the threat from, Myracadonis, the shaman?
Tarn will lead the Maxilla into battle for the first time, but a man with the mark of greatness will always have enemies. Grona hates everyone, including his son, Tarn. Both are destined to be heroes yet only one can stand before the gates of Hell and win.’
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