BOOK REVIEW: The Shattered Skies, by John Birmingham

Hold up, this is a Sequel! You can find my review of the previous book by clicking this link. Book Two in The Cruel Stars Trilogy Published in the UK by Head of Zeus On sale from January 11th 2022 504 pages Space Opera The Sturm have returned to Volume space, bringing their mission ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Shattered Skies, by John Birmingham”

BOOK REVIEW: The Cruel Stars, by John Birmingham

Series: The Cruel Stars (#1) Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Military SF Pages: 482 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 4/5 Long after they were assumed defeated, the Sturm have returned to menace human civilisation once again. In a devastating first strike, they unleash chaos across countless worlds. And they are only just getting started . . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Cruel Stars, by John Birmingham”


There’s an old joke that reading books and collecting books are two very different hobbies, and like so many readers, I buy books long before I get around to reading them. I try and keep on top of things, but newer, shinier books will always come along and push others further down my priority list.Continue reading “TALES FROM THE TBR TOWER: March 2021”