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The Lonely Lands

THE LONELY LANDS by Ramsey Campbell Flame Tree Press, p/b, £9.95 Reviewed by Pauline Morgan One of the activities that seemed to be very common during the Covid lockdowns, if the reports are correct, was that people took the opportunity to write the novel they have always been meaning to.… Read More »The Lonely Lands

Werewolves

Werewolves ed  by Ann Keeran and Kevin J. Kennedy KJK Publishing, ebook, £2.49 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Werewolves are a staple in the horror genre. What is more frightening than the monster hidden in us that is only one full moon away from losing control and killing everyone? They are… Read More »Werewolves

Vampires

Vampires ed by Ann Keeran and Kevin J. Kennedy KJK Publishing, ebook, £2.49 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Short story collections are a funny breed of books. By bringing together a collection of stories from different people on a similar theme, you are changing the narrative voice from story to story,… Read More »Vampires

The Briar Book of the Dead

The Briar Book of the Dead by A.G Slatter Titan Books, pb, £8.49 Reviewed by Rym Kechacha Ellie Briar is a member of the ruling Briar family of witches who rule the town of Silverton with a benevolent sternness and a wary suspicion of the anti-witch bishops of far away… Read More »The Briar Book of the Dead

Avatar

Avatar the Last Airbender (Live Action, Netflix 2024) By Matthew Palmer In a fantasy world inspired by a mix of non-Western cultures, there are four nations, each tied to one of the traditional Western elements: The Fire Nation, The Earth Kingdom, The Water Tribes and The Air Nomads. Each nation… Read More »Avatar

Moths

Moths by Jane Hennigan, Angry Robot, paperback, £9.99 Reviewed by Stephen Frame If you like a dystopian thriller, Moths is your next read. This is a read-it-in-four-big-gulps book. A sit-up-until-4am-on-a-school-night book. Let’s start with the basics. A pandemic spread by mutated moths has killed half the male population of the… Read More »Moths

Fathomfolk

Fathomfolk by Eliza Chan Orbit, £18.99, Hardback Reviewed by Melody Bowles Fathomfolk is an epic fantasy set in the partially underwater city of Tiankawi. A note at the front of the book says the makeup of the city is inspired by sprawling East Asian metropolises like Hong Kong and Ho… Read More »Fathomfolk

Saevus Corax

Saevus Corax Deals with the Dead, Saevus Corax Captures the Castle, Saevus Corax Gets Away With Murder by K. J. Parker Orbit, paperback, £9.99 Reviewed by Stephen Frame There’s been a battle. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people are dead on a field/moor/steppe/wherever. Did you ever wonder who cleans up… Read More »Saevus Corax

Grievar’s Blood

GRIEVAR’S BLOOD by Alexander Darwin Orbit Books, pb, £9.99 Reviewed by Christine Downie Grievar’s Blood is the second novel of a trilogy by Alexander Darwin. I reviewed his debut novel, Combat Codes, for the BFS in Autumn 2023 and was keen to read the second instalment. We return to the… Read More »Grievar’s Blood