Sherlock Holmes and the Murder at Lodore Falls – Charlotte Smith – Review

“…I think that this would be an ideal work for someone who has read the original Conan Doyle Canon stories and wishes to become familiar with the wider world of Sherlockian fiction, without becoming overwhelmed by more detailed or complex titles. It might, perhaps, even be a good entry point to Sherlock Holmes as a whole for a Young Adult reader, and I shall certainly be introducing it to my sons when they are slightly older.”

Gloomspite – Andy Clark – Review

“Populated with engaging, multi-faceted characters who walk off the page and into your head (and heart), and set in Draconium, a fascinating city with a compelling backstory that deserves further expansion, Gloomspite is one of the most accomplished and polished Warhammer novels I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. I near-obsessively read it over the course of a few days, finishing it far quicker than most of the scifi or horror titles I’ve read this year, and it deserves – no, demands – to be read by anyone even vaguely interested in Age of Sigmar, or Warhammer in general.”

Black Library Celebration 2020 Anthology – Review

“Another triumph for Black Library, the Black Library Celebration 2020 Anthology is a collection of top-notch stories that demonstrate just how varied and colourful the Warhammer settings have become, and how the publisher has adapted in the past few years to create new imprints to explore those settings. The anthology acts as an excellent introduction to the settings, as I’m sure was intended, moving between Warhammer 40,000, Necromunda, Age of Sigmar, the Horus Heresy and the new Warhammer Horror Imprint. But just as importantly, it functions as a showcase to demonstrate the wide breadth of talented authors commissioned by Black Library…”

Body Farm Z – Deborah Sheldon- Review

“Perfectly paced, intensely atmospheric, gory in all the right places and with just the right level of blood splatter, and with a real heart that speaks to the amount of time, skill and passion that Sheldon poured into it, Body Farm Z is what the zombie apocalypse genre should aim for; and I can only hope that Sheldon revisits the undead as subject matter, whether it’s in the Body Farm Z universe or not.”

Battle for the Wastelands – Matthew W. Quinn – Review

“Battle for the Wastelands is one of the most original, engaging and well-written post-apocalyptic novels I’ve encountered for a very long time, bringing to mind the Broken Empire trilogies written by Mark Lawrence in the way they deftly fuse together an apocalyptic past with an imaginative post-apocalyptic present.”

Loyal to the End (Thomas Parrott) & War in the Museum (Robert Rath) – Quick Review

“With Loyal to the End and War in the Museum, Parrott and Rath have written two intelligent, thought-provoking and action-packed tales that examine aspects of the Warhammer 40,000 setting that still haven’t really been explored in fiction published by Black Library until now. I thoroughly enjoyed both stories, and am delighted that both authors will have the opportunity to demonstrate their obvious skills as authors later this year, when both men have their first novels published by Black Library.”

Inferno! Volume 4 -Richard Garton (ed.) – Review

“Black Library continues to impress with the Inferno! volumes, with Volume 4 being the best so far – filled with engaging, action-packed and often thought-provoking stories that that take the most interesting elements, settings and factions in all of the Warhammer worlds, and use them to tell original stories that stay with you long after finishing the anthology. It’s all pure, undiluted Warhammer in a deeply refreshing way, and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on the next volume.”

Silver Screen Sleuths – Nicole Petit (Ed.) – Review

“Silver Screen Sleuths is a spectacular success for 18thWall Productions, with editor Nicole Petit gathering together an impressive array of stories that perfectly encapsulate the inventive and original premise of the collection. Some of the greatest stars of Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s are reimagined by each author as willing or unwilling detectives, forced out of their privileged A-List lives into mundane reality in order to solve the sort of mysteries, murders and kidnappings that would usually form part of their films.”

Black Library Celebration 2019 Anthology – Review

“The Black Library Celebration 2019 Anthology really is a marvellous little collection, gathering together some of the best authors published by Black Library, with each providing complex, multi-layered and action-packed stories that effectively demonstrate just how varied the different Warhammer settings can be. Whether you’re a fan of Age of Sigmar, the Horus Heresy or Warhammer 40,000, you’ll find stories to engage and enthral you, and this collection absolutely deserves to be read by anyone interested in Warhammer as a whole.”

The Test of Faith – Thomas Parrott – Quick Review

“Once again I’m deeply impressed by Thomas Parrott and his Warhammer 40,000 fiction. The Test of Faith demonstrates once again his intuitive understanding of the setting, and an ability to create an immersive, engaging and action-packed story that also has some great characters in it. He really nails the Dark Angels as a Chapter, giving them a depth and dimension that some writers have failed to imbue them with, and the nature of the story’s revelation is a grimly fascinating one that I’d like to see expanded upon in a future story.”

In and Out of the Reich – Paul Leone – Review

“In and Out of the Reich is a deeply impressive work of Alternate History fiction, one that has managed the near-impossible feat of reinvigorating the Nazi Victory trope in the genre. It’s even more impressive when you consider that the triptych is effectively a form of travelogue through the shattered remnants of the former USSR – ‘a little German tissue stretched over an enormous Slavic skeleton’ as Leone so memorably describes it. Extremely well written, with a sharp eye for detail and excellent characterisation, and even some witty asides, Leone does not flinch from showcasing what it would be like for the average citizen under an eternal Reich.”