Book Review

Sins of Empire

Title: Sins of Empire Author: Brian McClellan Publisher: March 2017, Orbit Books Blurb: The young nation of Fatrasta is a turbulent place - a frontier destination for criminals, fortune-hunters, brave settlers, and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. Only the iron will of the lady chancellor and her secret police holds the capital city of Landfall… Continue reading Sins of Empire

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The Autumn Republic

Title: The Autumn Republic Author: Brian McClellan Publisher: Feb. 2015, Orbit Books Blurb: The capital has fallen... Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from… Continue reading The Autumn Republic

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The Crimson Campaign

Title: The Crimson Campaign Author: Brian McClellan Publisher: May 2014, Orbit Books Blurb: The hounds at our heels will soon know we are lions. Tamas's invasion of Kez ends in disaster when a Kez counter-offensive leaves him cut off behind enemy lines with only a fraction of his army, no supplies, and no hope of reinforcements.… Continue reading The Crimson Campaign

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

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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

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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