Review of ‘Blackwing’ by Ed McDonald

The deft poetry of this striking and very readable debut fantasy novel is no less affecting for its simplicity. A trio of agents lead a gang of disposable mercenaries across an uncanny wasteland called The Misery in pursuit of two heretics. The agents are led by former nobleman Galharrow, whose disgrace in a battle between […]

Some dragons, today

My little daughter drew some dragons today and we were tasked with colouring them in. She drew and coloured in the first one, which is a water dragon: Aunty Em coloured in a fire dragon: Mummy’s is an air dragon: Mine is an earth dragon:

Review: Never Let Me Go

Originally posted on M.E. Kinkade:
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro My rating: 2 of 5 stars I’m starting to think any book under the genre of “literary fiction” has to meet one of three definitions: 1) Has a plot that is mostly some kind of allegory but when you get down to…

Diamond Roads – Original Heroines

My aspiration for ‘Diamond Roads’ was this: Helen Fielding and Syliva Plath join forces to write a science fiction thriller about Lara Croft What do you think? In the meantime, here are some pictures of these three great women looking suitably like Charity Freestone: