Book Review

The Smoke

Title: The Smoke Author: Simon Ings Publisher: January 2019, Titan Books Blurb: Simon Ings' THE SMOKE is about love, loss and loneliness in an incomprehensible world. Humanity has been split into three different species. Mutual incomprehension has fractured the globe. As humans race to be the first of their kind to reach the stars, another Great… Continue reading The Smoke

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The Ruin of Kings

Title: The Ruin of Kings Author: Jenn Lyons Publisher: February 2019, Tor Books Blurb: There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens. Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew up on storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a… Continue reading The Ruin of Kings

Book Review

The Gutter Prayer

Title: The Gutter Prayer Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan Publisher: January 2019, Orbit books Blurb: A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy. The city has always been. The city must finally end. When three thieves - an… Continue reading The Gutter Prayer

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Charmcaster

Title: Charmcaster Author: Sebastien de Castell Publisher: Sept 2018, Orbit books Blurb: The third book in the page-turning Spellslinger fantasy series.  'I was getting almost as good at running away from enemies as I was at making them in the first place. Turns out, I wasn't running nearly fast enough.' Kellen has begun to master his spellslinging… Continue reading Charmcaster

Book Review

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

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