Category: Book Reviews

Burn Red Skies by Kerstin Espinosa Rosero. A red dragon features on the cover, set against a night sky.

Burn Red Skies by Kerstin Espinosa Rosero

“Justice without the possibility of mercy is simply vengeance” What a debut novel. Kerstin Espinosa Rosero is…

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The Dex Legacy Season One Collected Scripts & Commentary by Emily Inkpen. A black book cover, with a blue, fragmented DNA helix overlayed across a faint grey planetary orb, with indigo, purple, red, green, yellow and blue stripes of differing lengths falling from the northern pole.

The Dex Legacy Season One Collected Scripts & Commentary by Emily Inkpen

Before I can properly review this book, I need to explain what The Dex Legacy is. Emily…

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Pawn's Gambit by Rob J Hayes, featuring a woman removing a mask from her face, an old woman, a bearded man carrying a club, a woman in Japanese style armour carrying a pole arm, an armoured general and an unremarkable horse.

Pawn’s Gambit by Rob J Hayes (SPFBO9 Feature)

The 10 finalists for the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off 2023 writing competition have been chosen. With 300…

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Dark Oak by Jacob Sannox, featuring a dryad rising up from the forest, illuminated by moonlight.

Dark Oak by Jacob Sannox

Published in 2017, I thought Dark Oak by Jacob Sannox was an amazing achievement as his debut…

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The novel Never Die by Rob J Hayes, featuring a group of warriors standing in yellow grass below an overcast sky.

Never Die by Rob J Hayes

“sometimes one can only be victorious in defeat” In Never Die, the first in a series of…

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The Crew by Sadir S Samir, featuring a varied gang of adventurers in front of a huge Middle Eastern palace.

The Crew by Sadir S Samir (SPFBO9 Feature)

The ninth Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off writing competition is well underway, and our 10 finalists have already…

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The novel Temeraire by Naomi Novik. A sinewy black dragon is wrapped around the image of a British Navy warship in the Napoleonic era.

Temeraire by Naomi Novik

Temeraire (or His Majesty’s Dragon in the US) is the first book in Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series…

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Daughter of Eden, the third novel in the Dark Eden series by Chris Beckett. Snow-capped mountains tower over a still lake, below a dark sky.

Daughter of Eden by Chris Beckett

Daughter of Eden is the third and final book in the Dark Eden Trilogy. In this review…

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Mother of Eden, the second book in the Dark Eden Trilogy by Chris Beckett. Showing mountains under a dark sky, illuminated by a mysterious green glowing light, viewed across a still lake.

Mother of Eden by Chris Beckett

This is the second of three weekly posts, where I rave about the genius of Chris Beckett…

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The novel Dark Eden by Chris Beckett, showing snowy mountains in the distance below a star-filled sky. Fireflies float in the foreground, rising up from a dark forest of bare trees.

Dark Eden by Chris Beckett

The Dark Eden Trilogy is undoubtably one of my favourite sci-fi series of all time. Over the…

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