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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

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

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

Disciples of Chaos

DISCIPLES OF CHAOS by M.K. Lobb. Titan Books. p/b. £9.99. Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins. Despite all that had happened, despite all the burdens of their pasts, Damian and Roz had found their way to each other. She always knows where to find him – his father’s grave. Strength had not… Read More »Disciples of Chaos

Empire of the Damned

Empire of the Damned by Jay Kristoff Harper Voyager, pb, £8.27 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming For over 30 years, the world has been cast in darkness when the sun set and shadow covered the land. The vampires, without the sun holding them back, unleashed their cruelty on humanity, enslaving most… Read More »Empire of the Damned

Tonight, I Burn

Tonight, I Burn by Katharine J. Adams Orbit , £9.99 paperback Reviewed by Nadya Mercik The appeal of witches and covens is immense for writers, but in her novel with a rather provocative title (there are so many ways to interpret it – it’s a challenge and a rebellion which… Read More »Tonight, I Burn

Sunbringer

Sunbringer by Hannah Kaner HarperVoyager, HB, £14.53 Reviewed by Mikaela Silk Kissen has taken her revenge on the god who killed her family. But revenge doesn’t come without a price. Now, more alone than ever and with the world thinking she is dead, Kissen must make her way back home… Read More »Sunbringer