Freefight [Darkon Rising 3]

L.E. Horn ★★★ In the action-packed conclusion of the Darkon Rising trilogy, the stakes could not be higher. The Gryphons and their allies must destroy the Tlok’mk superweapon or lose everything; if the shield protecting Tarin from the hulking Fang motherships falls, all is lost. Leanndra has discovered a way to communicate with the diminutive…… Continue reading Freefight [Darkon Rising 3]

Freefire [Darkon Rising 2]

L.E. Horn ★★★ Following their abduction and enslavement by the savage reptilian Tlok’mk, Lianndra, Michael and their group of fellow rebels are on the run, aiming to seek shelter and support among those who they’ve been forced to fight, the Gryphons. Under the constant threat of re-capture by the Farr-led squads, and the new threat…… Continue reading Freefire [Darkon Rising 2]

Who Let the Demon Out? [Badass Demon Bounty Hunters 1]

Naomi Bellina ★★★ Before Sable killed herself, she made sure to pay her bills, leave letters for her family, and to do the act itself in a place that was deserted at night. Consequently, the last thing she expected was to be pulled from her fume-filled car and given CPR by a cute idiot with…… Continue reading Who Let the Demon Out? [Badass Demon Bounty Hunters 1]

Freeforce [Darkon Rising 1]

L.E. Horn ★★★★ After losing her twin sister, Leanndra came to Bodega Bay to escape the well-meaning attention of family and friends who’d been constantly hovering around her since the accident. She wanted solitude but, instead, she met Michael. Their growing relationship is interrupted when they are hunted down and captured by a group of…… Continue reading Freeforce [Darkon Rising 1]

Cold Spectrum

Craig Schaefer ★★★★★ A fantastic fourth instalment in the Harmony Black series, and the strongest to date, Craig Schaefer has done himself proud with Cold Spectrum. Adrift from their chain of command and not knowing who to trust, Harmony and the rest of her team are desperate to learn more about Cold Spectrum. Betrayed by…… Continue reading Cold Spectrum

Nightshifter

L.E. Horn ★★★★ As a vet in Manitoba, Canada, Liam is used to dealing with the aftermath of wild animal attacks on farm animals. When he’s called out to treat a young bison bull, he’s puzzled by the size of the wounds left by its attacker; even more so when he discovers that two other…… Continue reading Nightshifter

Urban Enemies

Edited by Joseph Nassise ★★★ Anthologies are a wonderful way to find ‘new’ authors, and are a bit like a day trip. You get to dip into new worlds, have a quick look around, and decide if you’d like to return for a proper holiday. Sometimes all the authors are unknown to you, other times…… Continue reading Urban Enemies

Pan’s Labyrinth

Guillermo del Toro & Cornelia Funke ★★★★ Guillermo del Toro yet again shows himself to be a master of the gothic tale.  In this novelisation of the 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth, he weaves the fairy-tale story of a young girl, Ofelia, who is taken by her mother to live with her new stepfather, a sadistic…… Continue reading Pan’s Labyrinth

The Doors of Eden

Adrian Tchaikovsky ★★★★ The Doors of Eden isn’t so much genre spanning as genre destroying. It begins with a pair of cryptozoologists hunting for birdmen on Bodmin Moor, and ends with… well, that would be spoiling it. Along the way, it flits through virtually every fiction genre going, with so many twists and turns that…… Continue reading The Doors of Eden

Trying to Live Happily Ever After

Clive Lilwall ★ Trying to Live Happily Ever After is a shortish anthology containing 17 very short stories which aim to give an update and twist on old fairy tales and fables.  Drawing from the works of such luminaries as Aesop, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, Lilwall had a rich vein of stories…… Continue reading Trying to Live Happily Ever After