Fiction

Review of ~ Ed McDonald – Blackwing (Ravens’ Mark #1)

9/10

I received an advanced copy of Blackwing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Ed McDonald, Orion Publishing Group and Gollancz. *Minor spoilers may follow*

McDonald begins this tale by placing the reader in the Misery – following the action of Captain Galharrow and his crew of Blackwing mercenaries during their latest mission. The Misery is a post-apocalyptic, shifting wasteland under a broken and wailing bruise-coloured sky. This vast expanse of land is unpredictable, frightening and full of unspeakably grotesque mutated creatures. Only the bravest dare venture throughout these parts, navigating under the guidance of the three moons. (more…)

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Review of ~ Robert Louis Stevenson – Kidnapped

7/ 10

“I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both, and I believe they both get paid in the end, but the fools first.”

We find ourselves in Bonny old Scotland – circa June 1751 – King George and the red-coats rule this empire. Following on from the Jacobite Revolution; we are introduced to an innocent teenage gentleman known as David Balfour. (more…)