Review : The Ghastling – Book One

Now, where did I first see The Ghastling...I think it was over on Instagram but I can't exactly be sure. All I know is that suddenly it was in my life, and I burnt my fingers typing in my bank account details to purchase the first book in the five book series. I had a… Continue reading Review : The Ghastling – Book One

Review Of The Rude Adventures Of Trenchfoot And An Interview With The Author

When author Reuben Dendinger contacted me about his debut novel The Rude Adventures of Trenchfoot, I leapt at the chance of being able to review what he described as a raw, dark, weird fantasy story, weaved with magic, peril, strangeness and satire. A week or so later, I had my hands on a copy and,… Continue reading Review Of The Rude Adventures Of Trenchfoot And An Interview With The Author

Book Review – Black Metal: European Roots & Musical Extremities (Ed. Troy Southgate)

Whenever I hear about the publication of a new book on the subject of Black Metal, I pounce and pre-order. When the tome arrives, I savour it, lapping up every word, sometimes putting it back down after one chapter, to return to it the following day, so as to make it last longer. My first… Continue reading Book Review – Black Metal: European Roots & Musical Extremities (Ed. Troy Southgate)

The Enchanted World:Night Creatures – Book Review

 ‘Most people chose to sleep when daylight faded.’ I seem to recall owning a mass of these Time-Life books as a child, but where they’ve disappeared to is sadly another story. The book I am writing about here was a gift a couple of years back, and came from one of the finest bookshops in… Continue reading The Enchanted World:Night Creatures – Book Review

Dream Of The Wolf By Scott Bradfield – Book Review

I first encountered Scott Bradfield in The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men, with his incredible short story The Dream of the Wolf. I purchased his short story collection almost immediately, greedy for more of his dark and sinister writing. The cover of my copy is not electrifying. I don’t know if there was a wraparound… Continue reading Dream Of The Wolf By Scott Bradfield – Book Review

The Ritual by Adam Nevill – Book Review

When The Ritual arrived, I spent a good five minutes admiring the cover art of an ancient Scandinavian forest. It has a constricted, sinister feel to it, achieved through multiple layering and ‘ancient green’ colouring. It's a place humans avoid, a primordial place best left alone, to coil and knot in and around itself. I… Continue reading The Ritual by Adam Nevill – Book Review