This is the second post about my return to blogging. Click here if you want to read the first bit (which covers more bookish related things), and read below if you want to find out some of the things I have been doing since November 2019. The next blog post will be fully about books so if the personal stuff doesn't interest you, not all hope is lost.
Here's a rather optimistic (if loosely-planned) TBR for OCtober 2019. Please point me toward your own TBRs for this month - I've been slacking a bit on the blogging
464 pages | Hodder & Stoughton | Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Fiction I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I purchased an audiobook copy with my own money following this. CW: gore, brutal violence, domestic abuse (physical and mental), sexual assault, drug abuse. The digest: a solid… Continue reading Review: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna – Juliet Grames, narrated by Lisa Flanagan
After a long period of slow reading, in August I'm planning on cracking on with eight books. Check them out!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review: Three Crows Magazine Issue 1 4/5| Speculative Fiction| 78 pages Three Crows Magazine (that’s a direct link to their site) is a recently released publication from a team of three editors and a multitude of different authors, focusing on fantasy and science-fiction in particular with interviews and reviews joining the fray. I paid… Continue reading Review: Three Crows Magazine Issue 1
The digest: Shattered Dreams is the first novel that I have read from author Ulff Lehmann, and it most definitely won’t be the last. With a strong, well-integrated cast of characters, interweaving plot lines, well-executed action scenes, and immense world building, there is everything fans of epic fantasy present.