Fearless – Allen Stroud – Review

“Fearless is a brilliant achievement, and one of the best science-fiction novels I have read in a very long time. Stroud has produced a tense, atmospheric and masterfully-written title with a thought-provoking and engaging plot supported by a cast of colourful and unique characters that all combine to create a thoroughly enjoyable experience.”

Vistas – Chris Kelso – Review

“Comprised of complex, multi-faceted and deeply impressive science-fiction stories that deftly move between subgenres, Vistas is a highly rewarding and flawlessly executed experience that showcases Kelso’s immense talent as a science-fiction author. The collection acts as clear evidence for why Kelso is seen as a rising star in the genre, with his ability to effortlessly weave together complex narratives and a stunning breadth of imagination to create compelling, innovative and thought-provoking tales…”

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.”

Flame and Damnation (Anthology) – Review

“It’s a real shame that Flame and  Damnation has disappeared from view and can only be found through careful navigation of the Black Library website, because it’s a brilliant set of short stories that really do justice to the concept of the Legion of the Damned, fleshing them out as a faction (pun intended) and providing some deeper insights into how and why they operate”

Born of the Storm & Last Flight – Edoardo Albert – Quick Reviews

“Taken together, Born of the Storm & Last Flight are an indication of just how skilled a writer Edoardo Albert is, able to compose two thrilling, engaging and memorable stories set in two very different aspects of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Taken alongside his excellent novella Lords of the Storm, all three act as clear evidence that Albert is one of the best authors in the latest Black Library cohort, easily ranking alongside fellow newcomers like Thomas Parrott and Danie Ware, as well as veterans like Reynolds, Wraight and and Annandale. I hope to see more stories from him in the future, and fervently hope that this includes novels as well as short stories.”

Cold Open Stories – Winter 2020 Unofficial Warhammer 40,000 Short Fiction Anthology – Quick Review

“All of the stories to be found in the Winter 2020 Unofficial Warhammer 40,000 Short Fiction Anthology have been written with passion and dedication, and an inherent knowledge of canon which are a credit to their authors. While some of them required further work in terms of proofreading and copy-editing, several really stood out from the rest of the entries in the anthology as worthy of specific praise, most notably New Moon by Daniel Summerbell. However, it isn’t just the authors who deserve credit – it should equally go to Cold Open Stories, who have provided a slick, professional and easy to use platform to view these stories on.”

Inferno! Volume 1 – Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells (Ed.) – Review

“Editor Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells has done a superb job in gathering together a disparate yet highly skilled set of writers for Inferno! Volume 1, ensuring that the collection is packed full of stories that both inherently understand the various Warhammer settings they take place in, but also engage with the source material in ways that the short stories contained within the previous Inferno! magazines would never have done. Each story is a masterpiece, carefully written and considered, and the entire anthology is a genuine triumph that deserves – indeed, requires – to be on the bookshelf of any discerning fan of Black Library fiction, or anyone interested in learning more about the background and lore of Games Workshop’s many universes.”

KeyForge – Tales from the Crucible – Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells (Ed.) – Review

“…I absolutely loved every minute of reading this anthology. There’s a real sense of fun and enjoyment that runs through each of its stories, all which mix action with heart and an often sly sense of humour, as well as a surprising amount of depth; and it rapidly becomes obvious that each author was carefully chosen by editor Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells because of how well they engaged with the setting, in addition to their high quality of writing skills. If KeyForge as a game is even a tenth as fun, enjoyable and heartening as this anthology, then it will have found a dedicated fan in me and, I’m certain, many other readers…”

Lords of the Storm (Black Library Novella Series 2: Book 5) – Edoardo Albert – Review

“Lords of the Storm is a surprisingly complex, multi-layered and thoughtful take on a number of elements lurking underneath the grimdark exterior of the Warhammer 40,000 setting, skilfully integrated with a fast-paced, well-organised and original plot that includes enough gunfights and hand-to-hand combat to satisfy the expectations of any Black Library reader. I would readily rank this alongside other Black Library newcomers like Thomas Parrott and Nate Crowley, and I believe that, like them, Albert has a unique and engaging take on the Warhammer 40,000 setting that I am eager to see more from.”