For Daniel Mackmain, life has always been a little bit complicated, what with his mum being a dryad, but things start to get really interesting when he inadvertently wanders into a murder scene during a late night ramble. And that’s just the start of his troubles.Continue reading Book Review: The Green Man’s Heir
DISCLAIMER: I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Following on from last year’s The Way of All Flesh, this is the second outing by the writing duo of Dr. Marisa Haetzman and Christopher Brookmyre under the pen-name of Ambrose Parry, and it’s at least as good as their first.Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Dying
For those who don’t already know, Ambrose Parry is the pseudonym of husband and wife writing team Christopher Brookmyre and Dr. Marisa Haetzman. He’s a veteran crime writer specialising mostly in the tartan-noir genre, while she’s an experienced consultant anaesthetist with a background in the history of medicine, and together they’ve written a pretty damned good historical crime thriller set in mid-nineteenth century Edinburgh.Continue reading Book Review: The Way of All Flesh
SPOILER WARNING – This review may contain spoilers for all three books in the Empires of Dust trilogy.
The House of Sacrifice is the final book in Anna Smith Spark’s remarkable Empires of Dust trilogy and I have to say it’s definitely a glorious end to one of the best fantasy trilogies I’ve read in a long, long time. Before I get into the review proper I should warn you that there’s a good chance there will be spoilers for the first two books in the trilogy, so if you haven’t already read The Court of Broken Knives or The Tower of Living and Dying you might want to go do that first.Continue reading Book Review: The House of Sacrifice
There’s a point in every avid reader’s life that they simply have to face the fact they have a problem. They try to avoid the truth for as long as possible but then one day they reach out to their to-read pile for their next fix of fiction and drama and finally acknowledge just how big the mountain they’ve created for themselves actually is. And it never stops growing.Continue reading The Ever-Growing, Never-Ending To-Read Pile
DISCLAIMER: I received an advanced reading copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
To Be Taught, If Fortunate is Becky Chambers’ fourth book and the first not to be linked to her Wayfarer series in any way, and if you’re a fan of her earlier work then I think you’re almost certainly going to enjoy this one.Continue reading Book Review: To Be Taught, If Fortunate