‘… they roar their approval – not joy at my return, but jubilation at Mayor Longsight standing above me, above them, ruling over his people. A man, made divinity.’ In the final novel of Alice Broadway’s Ink trilogy, Leora Flint is at the mercy of Saintstone’s leader, Mayor Longsight, having returned from Featherstone at the … Continue reading Alice Broadway’s Scar – an excellent conclusion to a fascinating trilogy
There are some books which just don’t put a foot wrong – and this is one of them. The tale of ten-year-old Robyn, growing up on an estate in Liverpool in the late Seventies, is one which is simply and brilliantly narrated by Robyn herself. Morgan manages the difficult trick of getting a child’s voice … Continue reading Deborah Morgan’s Disappearing Home – one for the year’s Top Ten
Following the tragic death of her husband, Kate Maddicott decides to shoulder the burden of running the family farm for the sake of her young children. The farm has been in her husband’s family for generations, and Kate is keen to maintain a sense of stability for those she loves. Set at the height of … Continue reading A Long Shadow by Caroline Kington #BlogTour Review and Giveaway
This could be a very short review – essentially, I absolutely love this book and everyone should read it – but I thought I’d attempt to prepare for the forthcoming series by re-reading it for the millionth time and then listing my very favourite bits. If I were to do just that, I’d end up … Continue reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman – my 10 favourite bits of an all-round bloody marvellous read.