Author Archives: Paul Walsh

About Paul Walsh

I'm a big fan of fantasy and scifi, which would make up most of my reading but will branch out often enough. Favourite authors vary over time but generally include Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Conn Iggulden, Robert Harris, Karen Maitlan, Kate Mosse, Anne Rice, Philip K Dick, Ray Bradbury. John Scalzi, Mark Lawrence, Pat Rothfuss and a host of others. I'm not the harshest reviewer but will note down a few words on all books I read.

Michael J Sullivan – Book of the Month Theft of Swords- Ask the Author Review

Michael writes classical fantasy and science fiction with unlikely heroes and epic adventures. His books have sold more than three quarters of a million English language copies, been translated into 12 foreign languages, and appeared on more than 150 best-of…

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Book of the Month – Look Back at 2015

Before we start posting upcoming book of the month details I thought it might be interesting to highlight the group choices over the previous year. Each month we choose a Fantasy book and a Scifi book through nominations and voting…

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Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Morning Star by Pierce Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars A stunning trilogy. Seriously a different level to most things out there. To rate the whole series I think I need more than the 5 star scale .I was … Continue reading

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United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas- An interesting update on Man in the High Castle

United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas My rating: 4 of 5 stars An interesting take on a similar scenario to Man in the High Castle . Set in the western US under Japanese rule following a lazy solder and … Continue reading

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Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell – A Great Intro to his Work

Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Short but exceptionally good. Cornell has a wonderful way with language, even the crude kind. Wonderful use of the word Wankery.The main characters in this are great and … Continue reading

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The Builders by Daniel Polansky My rating: 4 of 5 stars An interesting and quirky short book , set in a world of anthropomorphised animals coming together to re-fight an old battle in a civil war.The book manages on the … Continue reading

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The Last Mortal Bond – Brian Staveley

Before I review The Last Mortal Bond I must make you aware that there will be spoilers if you have not read The Emperor’s Blades and The Providence of Fire. Furthermore if you have not read t… Source: The Last … Continue reading

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