The Monstrous Child

A stunning, operatic, epic drama, like no other. Meet Hel, an ordinary teenager – and goddess of the Underworld. Why is life so unfair? Hel tries to make the best of it, creating gleaming halls in her dark kingdom and welcoming the dead who she is forced to host for eternity. Until eternity itself is […]

Liesmith

The Wyrd : book 1 Read an excerpt Sigmund Sussman works in I.T support, answering questions usually with the advice to “switch if off and then switch it back on again”. He lives at home with his Dad, his mother died when was young, and they work for the same company. Sigmund is a geek, […]

Fates : I bring the fire part 4

I’m going to say very little about the plot of this book. It is, after all, book four in a series, so you know, spoilers darling. Basically its a mixture of myth, legend, fantasy and action. The series as a whole has mostly been set in Chicago but on this outing we visit a couple […]

Monsters : I bring the fire part 2

I bring the fire Part 21 This book follows on straight from book one, so if you haven’t read that you’ll have no idea what is going on, so go read book one. No spoilers for either book here. Things haven’t gone so swimmingly for Amy Lewis after the events of book one. But she […]

I bring the fire part 1 : Wolves

Amy Lewis is travelling home with her little mongrel dog, Fenrir, when she narrowly misses a deer, and flips her car. It is night time, and the road is not exactly high volume, so she is delighted when a fellow traveller stops. But that soon turns to horror when she discovers that this is no […]

A summer of drowning by John Burnside

A summer of drowning

It is summer time on the island of Kvaloya, the time of the midnight sun. And Mats Sigfridsson has just drowned. Soon after his brother Harald also drowns. How could they both have drowned on such a calm, peaceful sea? And why had they both chosen to steal the same boat. Was it some sort […]

Ragnarok : the end of the gods

Quotes I liked ; Pinterest There was once a girl, an evacuee during the blitz, who read a lot. Myths, legends, religious books. And her favourite was the Norse tales. She read and reread them; they spoke to something in her. Because, lets face it, Norse mythology is awesome! Not that I’d want to know […]