Eric Jerome Dickey: The best-selling author dies at 59

The author Jerome Dickey, who was a common feature on the best-sellers list for more than 20 years, has sadly passed away at the age of 59. The US writer created 30 novels about thrilling daring adventures and heart pounding romances that revolved around young African American characters. He also wrote a series of Marvel … Continue reading “Eric Jerome Dickey: The best-selling author dies at 59”

Hollow Road (Maer Cycle book 1) by Dan Fitzgerald Review

On the face of it Hollow Road (The Maer Cycle Book 1) by Dan Fitzgerald sounds like a straightforward and very formulaic fantasy novel. Three characters, Sinnie, Carl, and Finn are sent off on an adventure by a wealthy benefactor, and of course each character has devoted their life to a different profession. Sinnie works … Continue reading “Hollow Road (Maer Cycle book 1) by Dan Fitzgerald Review”

The Eagle’s Conquest by Simon Scarrow Review

This is the second book in Scarrow’s Eagles of the Empire series, you can check out our review on the first book here. The Eagle’s Conquest is an all-round tighter and more succinct novel than it’s predecessor. Scarrow still mixes in his gripping heart pounding battle scenes with the more sedate and slightly boring political … Continue reading “The Eagle’s Conquest by Simon Scarrow Review”

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein Review

The Hobbit is one of the greatest fantasy novels ever written. Written for a younger audience The Hobbit is far shorter and less complex than it’s big brother The Lord of the Rings. While the plot of The Hobbit is a lot weaker than that of the Lord of the Rings it still packs an … Continue reading “The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein Review”

Bravo Two Zero Review

We Brits seem to love heroic failures, especially when it comes to the military. The brave few standing against an incoming tide of enemy forces seems to speak to something within us. And it’s just that love that Bravo Two Zero appeals to with its real life story of a Special Air Service patrol in … Continue reading “Bravo Two Zero Review”

Cell Review

Clayton Riddell was practically skipping down the street in Boston when the event that would come to be known as the PULSE took place. As is the norm with horror fiction Clayton starts the novel feeling good, very good in fact. He’s just sold his first graphic novel and was heading back to Maine to … Continue reading “Cell Review”

The Amulet of Samarkand Review

The Amulet of Samarkand is a very unique novel, and one that bridges the gap between children’s and young adult fiction with great success. This is the story of an ambitious but young magician and an ancient exasperated demon bound to do this childs bidding. For children this is a nice challenging read, and for … Continue reading “The Amulet of Samarkand Review”

Sorcerer’s Duel Review

Before you read this review I’d suggest checking out my thoughts on the first book in the series. W H Cann brings back Grogaan and his friends to take us on a brand new adventure into the heart of the inky darkness of space. This time Grogaan and his soul-mate Ellarna learn to harness their … Continue reading “Sorcerer’s Duel Review”

The Indian in the Cupboard Review

When Omri turns nine he is disappointed to find that all his best friend Patrick got him was a small plastic native American brave. He also gets a metal cupboard from his older brother, a cupboard which can be locked by a mysterious skeleton key that had once belonged to his great-grandmother. Omri places the … Continue reading “The Indian in the Cupboard Review”

Hero Book Review

If we take it at face value Hero seems like a simple run of the mill Tolkien-esq novel of grand adventure. It’s pages are filled with larger than like villains and a small unknown hero who is tasked with nothing short of saving the entire world. Sound’s familiar doesn’t it? Unlike Frodo though the 16 … Continue reading “Hero Book Review”