Writing a blog post is easy, writing a book is very very difficult by comparison. My first book, An Englishman in Nepal, took a long time despite the fact that I had a lot of notes, diaries and previous blog… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: (#26 Mountain of Mars) With a touch of magic!
Mountain of Mars by Glynn Stewart is the 8th book in the Starship’s Mage series. Easy to tell from the cover that it’s a science fiction series with a touch of magic thrown in so it crosses over into the… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: (#22 Sovereign) A complex medieval plot!
Thomas Cromwell is dead, executed for “treason” but having been seriously undermined by other powerful forces around King Henry VIII. Sovereign is the 3rd book in CJ Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series, set in 1541 as King Henry embarks on his… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: (#21 Dark Fire) A medieval thriller!
It is now 1540, Henry VIII still on the throne and Matthew Shardlake the Lincoln’s Inn lawyer is defending a young woman accused of murdering her cousin. Dark Fire is book 2 in this series by CJ Sansom and one… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: #18 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
If you like novels set in Victorian England typified by Sherlock Holmes and Dickens then this book is for you. It has elements of a fantasy genre because it is set in an alternative England where magic is possible. If you enjoy my review you may like to know it’s available as a video series too.
52 Books Challenge: #17 Not Alone, Part 4-Fractured Union
A review of a rare sci-fi series set almost exclusively on earth and with a realistic storyline. Each book highlights common themes such as a politicised media, global factionism and power-hungry politicians.
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