Category: Reviews

‘The Ruins’ by Daniel Bristow-Bailey

The Ruins Fifteen-year-old Edward leaves his family to stay at the labyrinthine palace of Lord Norbert where he is to be tutored in the ways of Saxon nobility, before being baptised into the Christian faith. But the young man has much to learn and soon realises his new environment is positively seething with political intrigue,…

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‘Chase: The Hunt for the Mute Poetess’ by Thomas Dellenbusch

Chase: The Hunt for the Mute Poetess Hamburg security consultant Enrique “Rique” Allmers bumps into a young woman in the local fish-market and quickly realises she’s in trouble. Pursued by two thugs, Rique manages to get the girl to safely, but there’s another problem – she is deaf. Enlisting the help of his team of…

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Holiday Heartwarmers: An Anthology of Short Stories

Holiday Heartwarmers: An Anthology of Short Stories Festive-themed collection of fifteen short stories penned by writers from around the world. There’s a nice variety of tales here, including not-quite traditional family get-togethers, some interesting takes on Christmas and its meaning and a few stand-out tales from some very talented authors. I particularly enjoyed the strange…

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The Trouble with Books…

I’ve been an avid reader for more years than I can recall and have often spent many hours ‘coming down’ from a damn good book, marvelling in the language, the imagery, or the sheer entertainment value. But even when I was completely bowled over by a story, I wouldn’t have dreamed of putting my opinions…

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