Book Review: Dark Age by James Wilde

Author: James Wilde

Title: Dark Age

Publisher: Bantam Press

Date: 2018

Plot: It is AD 367, and Roman Britain has fallen to the vast barbarian horde which has invaded from the north. Towns burn, the land is ravaged and the few survivors flee. The army of Rome – once the most effective fighting force in the world – has been broken, its spirit lost and its remaining troops shattered.

Yet for all the darkness, there is hope. And it rests with one man. His name is Lucanus who they call the Wolf. He is a warrior, and he wears the ancient crown of the great war leader, Pendragon, and he wields a sword bestowed upon him by the druids. With a small band of trusted followers, Lucanus ventures south to Londinium where he hopes to bring together an army and make a defiant stand against the invader.

But within the walls of that great city there are others waiting on his arrival – hidden enemies who want more than anything to possess the great secret that has been entrusted to his care. To seize it would give them power beyond imagining. To protect it will require bravery and sacrifice beyond measure. And to lose it would mean the end of everything worth fighting for.

Before Camelot. Before Excalibur. Before all you know of King Arthur. Here is the beginning of that legend . . .

Book review: Dark Age by James Wilde
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Monthly Wrap Up: November

It’s been a while since I wrote one of these. As it is, I almost forgot this one. I’ve been so busy trying to schedule reviews and figure out what should be done when it was only chance I remembered this needed to be written. It’s fair to say that between going away for a couple of weeks and re-finding my inspiration, November passed in a blur of there not being enough time.

It’s been an interesting month for reading. One of the reasons I wanted the break was because I had a lot of books I wanted to re-read because of final books in series/trilogies coming out. Luckily, all the re-reads have been worth it so far and reignited my passion for some of the reads I stumbled across a few years ago.

After spending all year being on track for my Goodreads challenge, I’m slipping behind at the moment. I’m hoping for some good books to grip me again as I’ve had a couple of disappointing ones recently.

Monthly wrap up: November
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Book Review: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Title: Skyward

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group

Date: 2018

Plot: Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible—assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.

Book Review: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
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Book Tag: The Secret Life of a Book Blogger

Having a break from blogging meant it felt like an age since I wrote a tag post. The fact that I’m excited feels like the break did what it was supposed to do and I’m back in business!

I’ve had this one bookmarked for a while but due to breaks/trying to be seasonal etc, I haven’t got around to it yet. So, without any further ado, it’s time I tried out the Secret Life of a Book Blogger post.

I first saw this one on Way Too Fantasy’s blog – one I can’t recommend enough! It was one I hadn’t done and it was fun to read, so I thought I’d try it out.

The Secret Life of a Book Blogger
Photo by Hello I’m Nik 🇬🇧 on Unsplash
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Book Review: Assassin’s Honor by Gail Z. Martin

Assassin's Honor by Gail Z. Martin

Title: Assassin’s Honor

Author: Gail Z. Martin

Publisher: Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency

Date: 2018

Plot: Friends since their orphanage childhood, Joel “Ridge” Breckinridge and Garrett “Rett” Kennard rose through the ranks of the Landrian army together, from teenaged conscripts to seasoned fighters. Together, they became the most feared team of assassins in Landria, surviving longer that most in their profession by virtue of excellent fighting skills, legendary bravado, peerless strategy, and an uncanny synchronicity. Henri, their long-suffering squire, tends to the thankless jobs of provisioning and logistics, while Ridge and Rett fight and recover. 

When wandering mystic Yefim Makary becomes the darling of disenchanted aristocrats, Rett and Ridge fear Makary—or the Witch Lord, as his followers call him—is a threat to the crown. As treasonous whispers spread, Ridge and Rett go rogue to stop the threat, save the kingdom and protect the king—while landing on the “Most Wanted” list themselves!

Book Review: Assassin's Honr by Gail Z. Martin
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Book Review: Garnethill by Denise Mina

Garnethill by Denise Mina

Author: Denise Mina

Title: Garnethill

Publisher: Vintage

Date: 2018

Plot: Maureen O’Donnell wakes up one morning to find her therapist boyfriend murdered in the middle of her living room and herself a prime suspect in a murder case. Determined to clear her name, Maureen undertakes her own investigation and learns of a similar murder at a local psychiatric hospital.

She soon uncovers a trail of deception and repressed scandal that could clear her name – or make her the next victim.

Book review: Garnethill by Denise Mina
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