BOOK REVIEW: Rites of Passage, by Mike Brooks

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Space Opera/Grimdark Pages: 266 Publication Date: 07/09/2019 Verdict: 5/5 Her husband dead (by her own command) Chettamandey Brobantis faces an uphill battle to emerge as the new leader of her Navigator House. And when planets start disappearing, things only get more complicated . . . Mike Brooks' debut Warhammer 40,000 novel … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Rites of Passage, by Mike Brooks

AUDIO REVIEW: The Green Life, by David Llewelyn

Series: Torchwood (#26) Genre: SF Horror Publisher: Big Finish Runtime: 75mins Cast: John Barrowman, Katy Manning, Stewart Bevan Verdict: 5/5 Proper food. Proper grub. The small Welsh town of Llanfairfach has become the centre of a food revolution. But if all is what it seems, why is Torchwood investigating? I'm a massive fan of the … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: The Green Life, by David Llewelyn

BOOK REVIEW: Master & Apprentice, by Claudia Gray

Publisher: Century Genre: Space Opera Pages: 330 Publication Date: 18/04/2019 Verdict: 5/5   A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away: Qui-gon Jinn is unorthodox by the standards of the Jedi, but when he and his padawan Obi-wan Kenobi are sent to work with an eccentric Jedi on a remote world, Qui-gon discovers … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Master & Apprentice, by Claudia Gray

BOOK REVIEW: The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy, by Michael P. Kube-McDowell

Publisher: Bantam Genre: Space Opera Books: 3 Published: 1997 Verdict: 4/5 It has been over a decade since the defeat of the Empire. But while Leia Organa-Solo holds together a fractured New Republic and Luke Skywalker trains the next generation of Jedi Knights, a new threat is rising. A threat called the Yavetha... Between 1991 … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy, by Michael P. Kube-McDowell

BOOK REVIEW: Inferno Squad, by Christie Golden

Publisher: Arrow Series: Standalone Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 373 Publication Date: 27/07/2017 Verdict: 5/5   Inferno Squad are the Empire's finest. But even they had to start somewhere. Not a sequel to Battlefront: Twilight Company, but a prequel to Battlefront II's campaign mode, Inferno Squad is by far the best direct game tie-in I've … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Inferno Squad, by Christie Golden

AUDIO REVIEW: Red & Black, by James Swallow

Series: Standalone Genre: Grimdark SF Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 1hr 11mins Cast: Beth Chalmers, Lisa Bowerman Verdict: 5/5   I'm generally not a fan of audiobooks. For non-fiction I think they're great. After all, who doesn't love a good documentary? But for fiction they've always seemed a little slow for my tastes. Audio dramas, on … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Red & Black, by James Swallow

BOOK REVIEW: Anarch, by Dan Abnett

-This review contains spoilers for ALL previous Gaunt's Ghosts novels. Proceed with caution- Publisher: Black Library Series: Gaunt's Ghosts (#15) Genre: Military SF/Grimdark Pages: 420 Publication Date: 24/01/2019 Verdict: 4/5   In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Commisar Ibram Gaunt and his men have survived three decades of war … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Anarch, by Dan Abnett