Review: She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

Rating: 9/10 Synopsis Mulan meets The Song of Achilles in Shelley Parker-Chan’s She Who Became the Sun, a bold, queer, and lyrical reimagining of the rise of the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty from an amazing new voice in literary fantasy. To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anything…

Review: Seven Deaths of an Empire by G.R Matthews

Rating: 8/10 Synopsis A new grimdark fantasy for fans of Anna Smith-Spark, GRR Martin and Mark Lawrence. The Emperor is dead. Long live the Empire. General Bordan has a lifetime of duty and sacrifice behind him in the service of the Empire. But with rebellion brewing in the countryside, and assassins, thieves and politicians vying…

Review: The Shadow of the Gods (The Bloodsworn Saga #1) by John Gwynne

Rating: 10/10 Synopsis Set in a brand-new, Norse-inspired world, and packed with myth, magic and bloody vengeance, The Shadow of the Gods begins an epic new fantasy saga from bestselling author John Gwynne. After the gods warred and drove themselves to extinction, the cataclysm of their fall shattered the land of Vigrið. Now a new…

The Unbroken

When I found Net galley was a thing, I did the thing that I expect most bloggers do; I requested a bunch of books, my thought process being “I’m a brand-new blogger with a 0% feedback rating, I’m barely going to get approval”. Instead, what happened is I got approved for eleven in 3 days…

Book Review – Dragon Mage

I have to thank twitter again for putting me onto Dragon Mage by ML Spencer. Jealously was a big factor in why I had to buy this, this is probably one of the most beautiful books I’ve seen in years. Illustrated by the incredibly talented Sutthiwat Dechakamphu, and designed by the excellent STK Kreations, this…

Book Review – The Black Coast

I started this blog back in January and hand in hand with all this reviewing malarky is a necessity to grow some sort of social media presence, and even though I’ve never had any want to spend time on twitter before, mainly due to its fairly bad reputation, I’ve come to find that the fantasy…

Book Review – We Ride the Storm

We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson I saw a tweet this morning about different types of reviewers, some being very liberal about their five-star reviews and the other being picky about how they rate those books. Now in my The Girl and the Stars review I said I don’t use five-star ratings, and apparently,…

Book Review – Dust and Lightning

Dust and Lightning by Rebecca Crunden This book was my first requested review by an author, and I would just like to say to Rebecca a big thank you for sending me a copy. As with all of my reviews we have a couple of small spoilers, but I’ve not gone into anything that will…

Book Review – The Girl and the Stars

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence If I decided to use a five-star system this book is an easy 5/5. But I don’t, so you can ignore that. Lawrence’s newest series, the Book of the Ice is set in the same world as The Book of the Ancestor. If this isn’t something you’ve…