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Book Review: Dead Man in a Ditch (The Fetch Phillips Archives, #2) by Luke Arnold

Book Review: Dead Man in a Ditch (The Fetch Phillips Archives, #2) by Luke Arnold

ARC provided by the publisher—Orbit—in exchange for an honest review.

Cover designed by: Emily Courdelle

Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: The Fetch Phillips Archives (Book #2)

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Pages: 448 pages

Published: 24th September 2020 by Orbit (UK) & 22nd September 2020 by Orbit (US)


It feels good to be back in Sunder City.

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Book Review: Paternus: Wrath of Gods (The Paternus Trilogy, #2) by Dyrk Ashton

Book Review: Paternus: Wrath of Gods (The Paternus Trilogy, #2) by Dyrk Ashton

Paternus: Wrath of Gods by Dyrk Ashton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series: The Paternus Trilogy (Book #2 of 3)

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mythology

Published: July 2018 by Paternus Books Media (Indie)


If I’m limited to just two words to describe The Paternus Trilogy so far, I would say that it’s fun-tastically spectacular.

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Book Review: Sailing to Sarantium (The Sarantine Mosaic, #1) by Guy Gavriel Kay

Book Review: Sailing to Sarantium (The Sarantine Mosaic, #1) by Guy Gavriel Kay

Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay

My rating: 1.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Sarantine Mosaic (Book #1 of 2)

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Pages: 451 pages (US Kindle edition)

Published: 1998 by Penguin Books Canada


It pains me to say this, but it’s time for me to accept that Guy Gavriel Kay’s books aren’t for me.

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Book Review: Paternus: Rise of Gods (The Paternus Trilogy, #1) by Dyrk Ashton

Book Review: Paternus: Rise of Gods (The Paternus Trilogy, #1) by Dyrk Ashton

Paternus: Rise of Gods by Dyrk Ashton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: The Paternus Trilogy (Book #1 of 3)

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mythology

Published: July 2017 by Paternus Books Media (Indie)


An excellent new take on urban fantasy, Paternus: Rise of Gods was fascinating, fun and simply fantastic.

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Book Review: The Trouble With Peace (The Age of Madness, #2) by Joe Abercrombie

Book Review: The Trouble With Peace (The Age of Madness, #2) by Joe Abercrombie

ARC provided by the publisher—Gollancz—in exchange for an honest review.

Cover illustration by: Tomas Almeida

The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series: The Age of Madness (Book #2 of 3), First Law World (Book, #9 of 10)

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Grimdark fantasy

Pages: 512 pages (UK Hardback)

Published: 15th September 2020 by Gollancz (UK) & 15th September 2020 by Orbit (US)


Incredibly mesmeric and brilliant. The trouble with reading Abercrombie’s newest book is that there’s no more new Abercrombie book to read.

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Book Review: Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon

Book Review: Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon

Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Genre: Historical fiction, magic realism, horror, mystery

First Published: 1991


Boy’s Life is a beautifully written and captivating coming-of-age story.

I would like to highlight first of all that while this book might have won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1992, I would say that it was more akin to magic realism with a dose of horror in historical and fictional setting of a small town named Zephyr in Alabama.

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Book Review: Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher

Book Review: Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher

Cover illustration by: Chris McGrath

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Dresden Files (Book #11 of 25)

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Pages: 545 pages (US Kindle edition)

Published: 4th June 2009 by Orbit (UK) & 9th March 2009 by Roc (US)


Turn Coat is one of my favorite volume in the series so far, it’s up there with Dead Beat and White Night.

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