In a world where demons rule the night, reigning supreme only to scurry or burn away at the rising sun, humans cower, weak and frightened, behind peeling wards. In these wards hum the subtle reminders of the old world when a man known as the Deliverer destroyed whole legions of demons with a single swipe, … Continue reading Who Knew Ink Would Be Our Saviour?
“Guess you didn’t get eaten the way you wanted, eh?” ― Peter Clines, Ex-Heroes To those who like superheroes and AMC's The Walking Dead (and pretty much anything with zombies in it), then Peter Clines' "Ex-Heroes" is something that will be thoroughly enjoyed. A page-turner from the start, Clines gives life to his already unique, interesting, and oh-so-real … Continue reading Ex-Heroes
Four years after the events in Prince of Thorns, Mark Lawrence’s sinister anti-hero Honorous Jorg Ancrath returns with a whole host of new tricks up his sleeves – and his sleeves run deep. In King of Thorns – the second book of his Broken Empire trilogy – we experience new thrills and fears as Jorg tests his wits … Continue reading The King of Thorns has Arrived.
"Reminiscent of a Joe Abercrombie novel with its dark humour whilst creating the perfect balance of teenage mischief." In his debut novel "Prince of Thorns" Mark Lawrence kicks the story of Prince Jorg off with a bang and creates an aspiring underdog out for blood in his quest for vengeance. Disowned by his father, King … Continue reading Rise of a Broken Prince
'And so, Fox jumped over the moon...' Let me introduce to you, by taking all the pleasure in the world, something completely different and new to the South African fiction writing scene. Yeah, I've said it - something new (yay!). Put down your latest copy of Manhattan In Reverse by Peter F. Hamilton, give George R. R. Martin's Dreamsongs a break, let … Continue reading A Ravensmoot Anthology
Let me warm you up for Fox & Raven Publishing’s latest projects; A Song of Sacrifice and Betrayal’s Shadow – both written by South African author Dave-Brendon de Burgh. The first is a novelette and the second forms part of a trilogy. I have not yet had the opportunity to read the latter, fortunately Fox & Raven were generous … Continue reading A Song of Sacrifice
Recently, the SplatterGeist has been quite busy; I've been reading Mark Lawrence's Broken Empire Trilogy (currently busy with the final instalment; Emperor of Thorns), I have decided to re-read Peter V. Brett's blood-splattering Demon Cycle Trilogy, and lastly I've been skimming through a local (South African) author's debut novel. Basically I became a temporary hermit. In this post … Continue reading Shadows Linger