Across the Pond : Review of Shades of War

Anyone who knows me or who has read my review of Thief will already realise I am a big fan of Sarah-Jane Lehoux. I was therefore eagerly anticipating the release of her second novel, Shades of War, when it came out last year. Believe me, it wasn’t a disappointment. Starting off in familiar territory, Sevy finds herself on... Continue Reading →

Across the Pond : Review of Thief

I originally wrote this a while ago but as the third book is out soon wanted to refresh everyone's memories. Look for my review of the second book, Shades of War, tomorrow. *Disclaimer. I know the author online but I bought my own copy of this book and she did not request a review I... Continue Reading →

Across the Pond: Review of "The Hoax"

Initially, I thought I had mistaken the genre; the story begins with a man, his resolve to conquer his drinking and his murder. A commonplace murder, except for the blood. However, as the tale unfolds you begin to sense that all is not commonplace, that there are far more intricacies lurking beneath the surface. Family... Continue Reading →

Are You Ready Player One?

  I’ve never played Second Life but I imagine the world of Oasis that Ernest Cline created in his debut novel Ready Player One is what the developers hoped their online world would become someday. Set in the year 2044 and the world is pretty much a shambles. Most people escape the reality of their... Continue Reading →

A Nun in an urban fantasy? Whatever next?

Family reunions suck. What’s a woman to do when her dad’s the antichrist, her grandma’s the devil, the end of the world is at her doorstep, and she’s out to avenge the murders of her husband and kids? Kill everything in her way. Quarter-demon Peri Takata exists with but one goal in mind: annihilate everyone responsible for... Continue Reading →

Welcome To The Empire State

Adam Christopher’s debut novel, Empire State, is billed as a mix of science fiction, noir and super heroes. It’s actually quite light in the super hero department and heavy on the noir elements. And there’s nothing wrong with that. The SciFi is limited to explaining how the Empire State, a dreary copy of Prohibition era... Continue Reading →

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