For the Emperor – Sandy Mitchell

“Sandy Mitchell’s For the Emperor offers an outstanding novel; featuring quirky, relatable characters, deadly Xenos against a backdrop of political tension.” Title: For the EmperorAuthor: Sandy MitchellPublished by: Black LibraryPublication date: 3rd Nov 2003Genre: Science FictionPages: 416Format: EbookSource: NetGalley Buy the Book – Amazon Buy the Book – Kindle Blurb/Synopsis On an outpost Imperial world on the fringes…

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3w Wednesday – 3rd Nov

For the sharp-eyed amongst you, you’ll see that I’ve changed up the headings, the URL, and rebranded. I’m not 100% convinced about the changes, maybe it’s a little too corporate/professional looking compared to how I write. But I needed the change. I’ve some goals in mind for the blog for further down the line and…

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Killer Chef – James Patterson

Title: Killer ChefAuthor: James PattersonPublished by: Penguin – Random HousePublication date: 17th Nov 2016Genre: ThrillerPages: 123Format: PaperbackSource: Bleakholt Charity Shop Buy the Book – Kindle Blurb/Synopsis Someone is poisoning diners in New Orleans’ best restaurants. Now it’s up to chef and homicide cop Caleb Rooney to catch a killer set on revenge – a dish best served cold. Review After…

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Monthly Wrap-Up – Oct 2021

October feels like it has been a bust! I’ve certainly not felt as productive as the previous month, but this is the problem with being self critical over productivity. Nothing ever feels like it’s enough! Book Reviews Considering I said I wanted to read more books this month… I didn’t do so well. Amok –…

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What to do on a Sunday?

Update with artwork, of course!It’s been a while since I shared any of my artwork and rather than give each of these their own posts, I figured I’d wait until I had a few things finished and share them all together. Commissions It wouldn’t be an art update if there wasn’t some busts to share!…

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Dune – Frank Herbert

Title: DuneAuthor: Frank HerbertPublished by: HodderPublication date: August 1965Genre: Science FictionPages: 592Format: PaperbackSource: Private Collection Buy the Book – Amazon Buy the Book – Kindle Blurb/Synopsis The Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch-enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without water, Dune is a planet of fabulous wealth, for…

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3w Wednesday – 20th Oct

I feel like I have been most unproductive this past week or so, blog wise. I got ‘stuck’ on a book that I should have DNF’ed, but was too stubborn to quit; mostly due to it’s acclaim as being a good book. Alas, this was not my experience! So, I have a couple of blog…

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3W Wednesday – 13th Oct

The WWW Wednesday meme was started by Taking on a World of Words and asks three questions beginning with W about books. You’re then encouraged to be social and post a link on the blog, etc, etc. What are you reading? Dune – Frank Herbert I’m not really sure if I am enjoying reading this…

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Sharpe’s Rifles – Bernard Cornwell

Title: Sharpe’s RiflesAuthor: Bernard CornwellPublished by: HarperCollinsPublication date: 1st Jan 1988Genre: Historical FictionPages: 352Format: PaperbackSource: Private Collection Buy the Book – Amazon Buy the Book – Kindle Blurb/Synopsis Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and a detachment of riflemen join the assault of a strong French force holding the Holy City of Santiago de Compostela. Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and a detachment of Riflemen…

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Amok – Sebastian Fitzek

Title: AmokAuthor: Sebastian FitzekPublished by: Head of ZeusPublication date: 11th Nov 2021Genre: ThrillerPages: 464Format: eBookSource: NetGalley Buy the Book – Amazon Buy the Book – Kindle Blurb/Synopsis This morning a dangerous psychopath is playing an old game with new rules. He’s taken six people hostage at Berlin’s leading radio station. Every hour, a telephone will ring somewhere in Berlin. Maybe it…

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