The digest: an entertaining Arthurian-inspired grim fantasy series with realistic, bloody violence, a diverse range of characters, and a wealth of Fae politics thrown in for good measure. It’s splendidly brutal.
Month: Nov 2018
Series Review: The Saga of Darren Shan – Darren Shan
The digest: 4/5 if you’re after an easily-digested kids’ fantasy/horror series then look no further
The Next Five Books (Written by Women) that I Want to Read in 2018
If you follow me on Twitter you will know that I’ve recently made the decision to read (almost) only female-authored books for the rest of the year. The exceptions to this are a couple of Christmas books and one review copy which the author kindly sent to me all the way from Australia.
Review: They Mosty Come Out At Night – Benedict Patrick
The digest: In just over 200 pages Patrick creates an immersive yet lightweight narrative with a keen focus on localised worldbuilding. Through folklore and mysticism we learn about a world not too unlike our own in times gone by where tribal gods and their servants are very much a real part of life.
November 2018 reading update
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a reading update but I thought that some of you might be interested in the books.
[Short] Review: The Breaking of the Sky – Ed McDonald
4/5. I am now eager to hunt down a copy of Blackwing (the first entry in this series) and find out exactly what on earth happened at the end of The Breaking of the Sky. I don't feel as if I missed out by not already having that prior knowledge, instead, with the nods to and omissions of certain details acting as perfect points of intrigue and make me want to pick up the series.