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 […]

Book Review: Bête by Adam Roberts

Bête by Adam Roberts Gollancz, 311pp standard paperback, £8.99 cover price £4.49 on Kindle (Jan 2016) Reviewed by Alex Bardy (Twitter: @mangozoid) Regular readers will know that Adam Roberts has never been high on my ‘must-read’ list, but despite this, I still respect the hell out of him – he is a smart, clever, talented […]

Book Review: Windhaven by George R.R. Martin & Lisa Tuttle

Windhaven by George R.R.Martin & Lisa Tuttle Gollancz, 381pp large format paperback, £16.99 cover price £5.99 on Kindle (Jan 2016) Reviewed by Alex Bardy (Twitter: @mangozoid) Of course, George R R Martin is somebody everybody’s now heard of given the phenomenal success of the Game of Thrones TV series, but back in the 80s you […]

Book Review: The Dark Arts of Blood by Freda Warrington

The Dark Arts of Blood by Freda Warrington Titan Books, 498pp standard paperback, £7.99 cover price £2.99 on Kindle (Jan 2016) Reviewed by Alex Bardy (Twitter: @mangozoid) It’s been over a year [actually, back in 2013!] since I was first introduced to Freda Warrington’s fabulous trilogy of vampire novels, the excellent Blood Wine Sequence incl. […]