Blood’s Pride (Shattered Kingdoms #1) by Evie Manieri Jo Fletcher Books (August 2012) Hardback, 528 pages Fantasy Rising from their sea-torn ships like vengeful, pale phantoms, the Norlanders laid waste to the Shadar under cover of darkness. They forced the once-peaceful fisher folk into slavery and forged an alliance with their former trading partners, the desert-dwelling Nomas tribe, cutting off any hope of salvation. Now, two decades after the invasion, a rebellion gathers strength in the dark corridors of the city. A small faction of Shadari have hired the Mongrel, an…


REVIEW: Cold Days by Jim Butcher


Cold Days by Jim Butcher (The Dresden Files #14) Orbit Books (Nov 2012) Hardcover, 515 pages Urban Fantasy Warning: contains spoilers for other books in series Harry Dresden, everyone’s favourite wizard is back in corporeal form and ready to save the day. Book fourteen of the Dresden Files starts immediately after the last book with Harry recuperating from his near death (or I guess real death) experience and in the service as Mab’s knight. Mab’s treatment method is unique as it involves physiotherapy and a daily doses of fighting for his life…


Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia (Monster Hunter International #1) | Baen Books (Aug 2009) Paperback, 726 pages | Urban Fantasy Owen Zastava Pitt is not your typical bean counter especially after he pushes his recently turned werewolf boss out the the window. Owen has made a big impression not just with the FBI but comes onto the radar of the MHI – Monster Hunter International who are an elite organisation, of well, monsters hunters. The MHI are a family run business of hunters that work towards ridding the world of all sorts of monsters….


Creative Fire (Ruby’s Song #1) by Brenda Cooper Pyr, November 2012 Paperback, 400 pages Science Fiction, Young Adult Nothing can match the power of a single voice… Ruby Martin expects to spend her days repairing robots and avoiding the dangerous peacekeeping forces that roam the corridors of the generation ship The Creative Fire. Her best friend has been raped and killed, the ship is falling apart around her, and no one she knows has any real information about what’s happening to them. The social structure on board Creative Fire is rigidly divided,…


Heart of Iron (London Steampunk #2) by Bec McMaster Sourcebooks Casablanca (May 2013) | Ebook, 448 pages Steampunk Romance Warning: contains spoilers for book one Heart of Iron starts a few years following the end of Heart of Steel with Honoria happily married to Blade, brother Charley safe  in the care of the newlyweds and Lena living with their secret half brother Leo in the Echelon. Following a daring kiss by Lena at the end of book one Will moved out of the house he shared with Blade to avoid chance meetings with the enticing…

Thoughtful Ramblings

‘Thoughtful Ramblings’ is where we discuss bookish topics. One’s that have us all hot and bothered and we need a good rant to air our grievances or topics that have us all thoughtful and we just need to have a bit of a ramble… Melanie’s “Brain Candy” Sometimes, when the weather is all grey and cloudy, if I have had a bad day at work, I don’t feel well or generally blue I look towards a set of books I call my brain candy. So what is brain candy? These are the…


Ice Forged (Ascendent Kingdoms #1) by Gail Z. Martin Orbit Books (Jan 2013) Paperback, 592 pages Fantasy Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister, Blaine “Mick” McFadden has spent the last six years in Velant, a penal colony in the frigid northern wastelands of Edgeland. Harsh military discipline and the oppressive magic of the governor’s mages keep a fragile peace as colonists struggle against a hostile environment. But the supply ships from Dondareth have stopped coming, boding ill for the kingdom that banished the colonists….




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