Book Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising by Pierce Brown Hodder & Stoughton, 382pp standard hardback, £12.99 cover price, £4.99 on Kindle (Jan 2016) Reviewed by Alex Bardy (Twitter: @mangozoid) I really liked this… and although the second half of the book reads a bit like an even more gruesome Hunger Games with a planet Mars setiing, the first half carries […]

Book Review: The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster

The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster Tor.com, 144pp standard paperback (novella), £9.02 print on-demand £1.96 on Kindle (Jan 2016) Reviewed by Alex Bardy (Twitter: @mangozoid) Taking advantage of a latent Amazon gift credit, this was an impulse purchase for me, helped immeasurably by the brilliant cover art by Cynthia Sheppard – from what I can […]

Book Review: Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff

Maresi (The Red Abbey Chronicles 1) by Maria Turtschaninoff translated by Annie Prime) Pushkin Press, 251pp compact hardback, £10.99 cover price £6.47 on Kindle (Jan 2016) Reviewed by Alex Bardy (Twitter: @mangozoid) A few months back, totally out of the blue, this little gem arrived through my letterbox from Pushkin Press. At the time I […]

Book Review: Twelve Kings by Bradley Beaulieu

Twelve Kings by Bradley Beaulieu Gollancz, 592pp standard hardback, £18.99 cover price £10.99 on Kindle (Jan 2016) Reviewed by Alex Bardy (Twitter: @mangozoid) There is much to like in this mammoth book, not least some top quality world-building beneath the sheets (and between them, boom!), but there is plenty that typifies the whole fantasy epic […]

Book Review: The Dead Assassin by Vaughn Entwistle

The Dead Assassin by Vaughn Entwistle (Book 2 of The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) Titan Books, 394pp standard paperback, £7.99 cover price £3.47 on Kindle (Jan 2016) Reviewed by Alex Bardy (Twitter: @mangozoid) Having really enjoyed the first of these Paranormal Casebooks a while back (The Revenant of Thraxton Hall), I already […]