Author Spotlight: D. A. Butcher discusses his life, his struggles, and his love for writing

Author Spotlight is our series that aims to give writers a platform to talk about the artform we all love, writing. This time around D. A. Butcher joins us to talk about his life, his struggles, and his passion for writing. Check out this excellent article. I grew up in London. My mother is Italian … Continue reading “Author Spotlight: D. A. Butcher discusses his life, his struggles, and his love for writing”

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”

Author Spotlight: Dominic Hodgson discusses his love for writing and his series The Ragnarök Chronicles

By Dominic Hodgson When I saw the posting for being among the authors contributing to this series, the examples given for the kinds of topics that could be covered included discussing why I got into writing in the first place. Well, the answer to that is that I always have been, at the latest since … Continue reading “Author Spotlight: Dominic Hodgson discusses his love for writing and his series The Ragnarök Chronicles”

Let’s discuss how Harriet Jacobs challenged the pro-slavery ideals of her time through her writing

Slave narratives were a powerful tool in abolishing the slave trade and were significant in creating a voice for the slaves and showing the human experience of slavery. An important slave narrative is that of Linda Brent synonym Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. She was a slave who struggled for … Continue reading “Let’s discuss how Harriet Jacobs challenged the pro-slavery ideals of her time through her writing”

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King Review

Second novels are difficult. You have numerous expectations on your shoulders, both from fans of your first book and from your publishers. The fans of your first book want to also enjoy your second novel, and the publishers want you to also widen your audience, that’s a lot of pressure. It must have been a … Continue reading “Salem’s Lot by Stephen King Review”

Hilary Mantel up for third Booker prize

It has been announced that Hilary Mantel’s new book, The Mirror and the Light, has been long-listed for the 2020 Booker prize. This puts the British author in the running to win for an unprecedented third time. The Mirror and the Light is the third book in Mantel’s Cromwell trilogy, it was selected for its “masterful … Continue reading “Hilary Mantel up for third Booker prize”

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”

Path to Vengeance Review

With his father, brother and fiancée lying dead at the hands of Krelathan raiders, Grogaan’s life is ripped apart, he is consumed with grief, anger and rage. He vows to himself that he will have his revenge and he sets out on his ‘path to vengeance’ by purchasing four starfighters for him and his friends, … Continue reading “Path to Vengeance Review”