Science Fiction & Fantasy

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… Read More

The Emperor of the Eight Islands is a thoroughly engrossing tale that echoes the mediaeval warrior tales from Japan. The Darkwood looms large in the background and there are mythical beasts, dangerous spirits and magic everywhere. It is an entertaining and beautifully written tale that rushes along to a climax with no let up in… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

It is 4999: the year of Atania. Lasandria, an ancient and glorious civilisation, has just been destroyed in a horrific episode of destruction and violence. Ardonis, High Priest of Lasandria, brings the matter to the Council of Elders at the Court of Shanadon in the realm of the Guardians. The Elders, comprised of six men… Read More

A powerful and epic debut about fate and timelessness of first love, The Next Together is a fantastic read. Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. Each time their presences changes history for the better, and each time, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated. How many times… Read More

Acclaimed historian Eleanor Herman begins her historical fantasy series, Blood of Gods and Royals, with the exciting novel, Legacy of Kings. This book is a vivid reimagining of the political and personal experiences of Alexander the Great, his family and peers. Destiny is sure to entwine the lives of the sixteen year old Prince Alexander… Read More

Tu, by Patricia Grace

Tu is the story of a young Maori boy and his family, and what happens when he leaves his home to fight in World War Two.  It’s the story of Tu and his family, both his families, tied by blood and kinship. He enlists against the wishes of his mother, being too young, too precious.  His… Read More

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