I met the author, Helen Hollick, at a seminar run by my writing group. It was about self-publishing, she was very good and gave some great advice. But when she talked about one of her books, Sea Witch, she made it sound a bit like a Mills and Boons (my sister used to read them, […]Read more "Review of Sea Witch – The book I didn’t want to read."
I downloaded this book with a considerable amount of trepidation. I meet the author at my writing groups and although I’ve not really spoken to her I would have found it rather embarrassing if I hated the book, or worse found it historically inaccurate. The book tells the story of Roman military doctor newly arrived […]Read more "The review I was dreading writing – Medicus by Ruth Downie"
This book is the story of New York during the Victoria era. It tells the tale of a father and son. The father Nathaniel, is a watchmage and it tasked with keeping all the human wizards and magical creatures in line. The son, Jonas is non magical and a policeman (I resisted calling him a […]Read more "The Watchmage of Old New York, by C.A. Sanders, A review"
This is a sci/fi book with a bit of romance thrown in. It follows the adventures of a scientist Juliane in the near future as she works for a cutting edge technology company. She and her fellow scientists come up with some amazing advancements, that will benefit mankind. As you would expect things don’t go […]Read more "The Fair and Foul by Allie Potts, a review."
Pearseus by Nicholas C. Rossis This is a hard book to summarise without giving away any spoilers, something I try hard not to do. It is set in the future in a world that has been colonised by humans but lost all contact with the home world. For reason I shan’t give away the society […]Read more "Pearseus, Rise of the Prince by Nicholas C. Rossis – a review"
I came across the author’s blog a while back he seemed a very nice chap and I liked what he had to say so I thought I would give his book a go. It’s the story of the Junior Angel Adalyn who accuses her mentor Azrael of being a traitor and plotting against god. […]Read more "Divinity By James Harrington"