Question for readers – long or short, which do you like best?

As you'll know if you've read my Forest Lord series it was orginally planned to be a trilogy but ended up as four full-length novels. I'd read things like Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Stories and felt like they'd have been better as a shorter series. Similarly, the first three Shannara novels by Terry Brooks were great... Continue Reading →

Some audiobook reviews – Terry Pratchett, Bernard Cornwell, Graham Hancock, Dr Penny Sartori, and Donnie Eichar

I listen to quite a lot of audiobooks nowadays, through the Audible app on my phone or tablet. I got into it when I had to proof-listen my own audio versions (read, of course, by the fantastic Nick Ellsworth) and it's a great way to enjoy books you might not have time to physically read.... Continue Reading →

Self-published/ indie authors? What do you think of them and what can we do differently?

Question for you all: self-published/ indie authors - do you read them (other than me, obviously!)? I must admit, although I'm one myself and I like to think my books are alright, I DO still feel pleasantly surprised when I read something by another indie and find that it kicks ass and isn't riddled with... Continue Reading →

My review of Bernard Cornwell’s Pagan Lord

The Pagan Lord is the seventh book in Cornwell's Saxon series, and, finally, our hero Uhtred makes it back to his old home Bebbanburg. At last!I'll begin by saying this author is one of my favourites, and this particular series has given me a lot of reading pleasure in recent years. Before that, his King... Continue Reading →

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