Fiction

Dracula vs Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan

Dracula vs Hitler by Patrick Sheane DuncanDracula vs Hitler, what a wonderfully click-baity title, I will admit that it got my attention. In a world where historical mashups like Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter, and Android Karenina, are profligate, I had certain expectations, or ideas about what the book might involve. I supposed that it was going to be either “so... Read More »

Livia Lone by Barry Eisler

Livia Lone is Barry Eisler at the peak of his grimdark best. I’m a fan of Barry Eisler’s John Rain series, and when I read about his new story – the tale of a former child slave who survives to hunt down the likes of those who abused her as a child – I knew that... Read More »

The Relic Guild by Edward Cox

The Relic Guild is a fantasy novel set in an interesting world, where humans are essentially trapped in a city which is both on the border of everywhere, and cut off from everywhere else at the same time. Labrys Town is a tightly controlled world, where magic is outlawed, and citizens live in fear of... Read More »

Tier One by Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson

Tier One is a story about the establishment of a secret, undercover intelligence and paramilitary group that operates outside of the usual chain of command. As a former Navy Seal, John Dempsey is dragged into this world, and is tasked with fighting terrorists using methods which might not be acceptable to most ordinary people. This... Read More »

The Thief’s Daughter by Jeff Wheeler

After taking a dislike to the first book in the series, I thought I would give the second Kingsfountain book a chance to redeem itself. I was disappointed to find that my problems with the first novel, which mostly involved boring characters, and borrowing far too heavily from real world history for its own good,... Read More »

Shadowed Souls edited by Jim Butcher & Kerrie L. Hughes

Shadowed Souls edited by Jim Butcher & Kerrie L. HughesShadowed Souls is short story anthology, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes, featuring stories from a number of well-known authors, centred around the theme of individuals who might be doing good things, but have a troubled, or dark side to them. As with any collection of stories, there are ones which were my... Read More »

Executive Action by Jac Simensen

Executive Action by Jac SimensenTitle: Executive Action Author: Jac Simensen Publisher: John Hunt Publishing Ltd Pages: 224 This is the story of a psychotic billionaire who decides to launch a suicide attack against the Muslims for reasons that are never clearly explained. (Turnabout’s fair play I guess?) With that moderately interesting notion in mind, you have to set yourself in for a... Read More »

Foreign Agent by Brad Thor

Foreign Agent by Brad ThorTitle: Foreign Agent Author: Brad Thor Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 352 pages Foreign Agent is the 15th novel in the Scot Harvath series by Brad Thor, and is the first in the series that I’ve read. I was a little uncertain about starting this far into an established series, but I found that the... Read More »

Pivotal Velocity by Arthur Bozikas

Pivotal Velocity by Arthur BozikasTitle: Pivotal Velocity by Arthur Bozikas Publisher: Australian Ebook Publisher Format: Ebook Available: Now Tom Stiles is apparently a businessman, an adrenalin seeker, a devoted father, and a black ops agent. Pivotal Velocity is the story of his recruitment through a series of short-term government jobs leading to his ultimate recruitment as a agent in a secret... Read More »

Sealed Up by Steve Dunn Hanson

Sealed Up by Steve Dunn HansonTitle: Sealed Up by Steve Dunn Hanson Publisher: Steve Dunn Hanson Format: ebook Available: Now On the face of it, Sealed Up looks like it could actually be a halfway decent archeology based thriller… until you realise it is “christian fiction”.written by an author whose previous works largely seem to consist of Christian Self-Help books. Well,... Read More »

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