Sharing: Overcoming Alcohol Addiction with James Tivendale – Black Country Blokes Podcast

Hi all, I haven't really posted much about my sobriety here. If you're interested with what I've been up to in the 3 and a bit years since I've sobered up, check my Instagram profile @sobertristanjames or my Facebook page, linked above. I did a Podcast recently with the Black Country Blokes CIC who are... Continue Reading →

Review of ~ Mark Lawrence – The Book That Wouldn’t Burn (The Library Trilogy #1)

Evar is a young gentleman who resides within a section of the behemothic library that is the setting of a huge proportion of The Book That Wouldn't Burn. He lives alongside his peculiar family: a soldier, an assistant, and his brothers and sister. Each of his adopted siblings has a particular area of expertise, be... Continue Reading →

Review of ~ Nicholas Binge – Ascension

Ascension by Nicholas Binge is an epistolary novel where well-respected physicist, Harry Tunmore, documents the investigation of the scientific team he is a part of, who are exploring the bizarre appearance of a giant mountain that has formed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Although immensely bright and talented, Harry is a loner who has... Continue Reading →

Review of ~ Stephen Aryan – The Judas Blossom

The Judas Blossom is an ambitious, majestic and brutal historical fantasy read that impresses throughout. The novel skilfully covers an era, areas, and cultures that are not typical with fantasy novels or historical retellings. Set in the 13th century, we follow four main point of view perspectives: Hulagu (a warlord), Kokochin (one of his many... Continue Reading →

Review of ~ Hannah Kaner – Godkiller

“You are not welcome here, Godkiller” is a simple statement that piqued my curiosity when I opened the package that included Hannah Kaner’s upcoming fantasy debut. I was so intrigued that I opted to read Godkiller next. I’m content that I did as this release is a fascinating and engaging dark fantasy adventure reminiscent of Sapkowski’s The Witcher series.... Continue Reading →

Review of ~ Simon Crook – Silverweed Road

Silverweed Road, the collection of short horror stories, is dark, unique, chilling, and very British. Silverweed Road, the road, is made up of around 40 mock-Tudor houses, is J-shaped, has a dead-end that leads to ominous woods, is full of peculiar characters, and strange happenings are a regular occurrence. Short story horror anthologies aren’t typically my... Continue Reading →

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