Book Review

Annex

Title: Annex Author: Rich Larson Publisher: July 2018, Orbit Books Blurb: In Rich Larson's astonishing debut Annex, only outsiders can fight off the true aliens. At first it is a nightmare. When the invaders arrive, the world as they know it is destroyed. Their friends are kidnapped. Their families are changed. Then it is a dream. With no adults… Continue reading Annex

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The Synapse Sequence

Title:  The Synapse Sequence Author: Daniel Godfrey Publisher: June 2018, Titan Books Blurb: In the near future, everyday life is dictated by algorithms, from who gets a bank loan or a job, to what supermarkets sell and which news stories you read. Even policing is run by AIs, who track patterns and predict where crimes are… Continue reading The Synapse Sequence

Book Review

Promise of Blood

Title:  Promise of Blood Author: Brian McClellan Publisher: April 2013, Orbit Books Blurb: The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it.  It's a bloody business overthrowing a king... Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also… Continue reading Promise of Blood

Book Review

You Die When You Die

Title: You Die When You Die Author: Angus Watson Publisher: June 2017, Orbit Books Blurb: YOU DIE WHEN YOU DIE . . . You can't change your fate - so throw yourself into battle, because you'll either win or wake up drinking mead in the halls of your ancestors. That's what Finn's tribe believe. But when… Continue reading You Die When You Die

Book Review

The Rig

Title: The Rig Author: Roger Levy Publisher: May 2018, Titan Books Blurb: Humanity has spread across the depths of space but is connected by AfterLife—a vote made by every member of humanity on the worth of a life. Bale, a disillusioned policeman on the planet Bleak, is brutally attacked, leading writer Raisa on to a story… Continue reading The Rig

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The Winter Vow

Title: The Winter Vow Author: Tim Akers Publisher: Aug. 2018, Titan Books Blurb: Ruling with an iron hand, the Church has eliminated the ancient pagan ways. Yet demonic gheists terrorize the land, hunted by the Inquisition, while age-old hatreds rage between the north and the south. Three heroes--Malcolm and Ian Blakeley and Gwendolyn Adair--must end… Continue reading The Winter Vow

Book Review

Bloody Rose

Title: Bloody Rose Author: Nicholas Eames Publisher: Aug. 2018, Orbit books Blurb: Live fast, die young. Tam Hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventure and glory in the world beyond her sleepy hometown. When the biggest mercenary band of all rolls… Continue reading Bloody Rose