Roger E. Montrose

Roger E. Montrose is a young New Zealand-based author and filmmaker. As an avid reader of sci-fi and fantasy from a young age, writing his own fanciful stories seemed a natural progression. Though he has little patience for short stories, he is a strong writer of micro fiction and has won several online contests with these works. Beyond writing, he has a passion for eSports, film and food, and will accept bribes of rum and exotic chillies.

Books

City of Crows, by Chris Womersley

It’s plague season in Paris, and a woman’s entire family is dead except for her son. Then her son is kidnapped, so the woman goes on a merry adventure. I feel like that’s a summary of City of Crows that sits around the same level of Chris Womersley’s writing. Chris Womersley is the author of [...]

Mistborn: The Alloy of Law, by Brandon Sanderson

Let’s say you read the Mistborn trilogy. You liked Mistborn, it had a good ending. Each book was satisfying, and the final one was most satisfying of all. Then Brandon Sanderson goes and changes the whole scope of everything on you. That trilogy you just read is now just a small part of an over-arching [...]

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson

I’m having a full Sanderson throwback month. Over the next 4 weeks I’m going to be looking at the three books in his first Mistborn trilogy, then reviewing the trilogy as a whole. Sit tight folks, it’s going to be a long ride out on the Sanderson Avalanche. Brandon Sanderson must be one of the [...]

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

Ernest Cline is a massive nerd, and oh boy are we lucky to have him. Ready Player One was his first published novel, and at the time of writing this review he has published one other novel by the name of Armada. He is also known for his screenplays, such as 2009’s Fanboys. For a [...]

Horns by Joe Hill

Horns, by Joe Hill

Joe Hill is a very clever man. Let’s start with that. Why is he clever? Well for one thing he’s published under the pseudonym Joe Hill instead of taking his birth name, Joseph King, a name given to him by his father, Stephen King. Yes, That Stephen King. This was a shrewd move by Joe [...]