Review: Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

Prince of Fools is the first book in The Red Queen’s War trilogy by Mark Lawrence. The events of this book happen concurrently with the events in Prince of Thorns (book one of The Broken Empire trilogy).  Now, I was sure I wrote a review of The Broken Empire trilogy as well for this blog, but I seem to have been mistaken.


Jalan Kendeth is one of the many grandchildren of the Red Queen, an elderly woman still feared by many of the kings of the Broken Empire. Jalan is a prince, but one who likes to spend time whoring, gambling, drinking, and seducing noble ladies. When he is summoned, along with all of his siblings and cousins, to listen to tales of dead men and women who rise again, he thinks it ludicrous rumours. That his grandmother seems to take it seriously means nothing to him; just like the Silent Sister by her side that no one but him can see, he ignores it. He listens to the tales of a Northman slave, thinking it a well-spun and well-told web of lies, not knowing that before he will be bound to the Northman in more ways than one. Continue reading


Editing Update #12

I finished editing [OSAA] a few days before November hit in 2017. I had been working on draft 2.5, incorporating my beta readers’ feedback and my own comments. Draft 3 was the draft I meant to send in during Angry Robot’s Open Door period. Then November came, I had finished my last edit and I sent it in.

Continue reading

Review: The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch


The Furthest Station is a part of the PC Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch, only it’s not a book or a graphic novel, it’s novella! I feared the novella format would be too short to properly enjoy, but that turned out to be a faulty assumption.


Ghosts are not a rare occurrence on the London Underground, but these ghosts are different. They are aggressive and frightening. And it seems these ghost have an urgent message; only they can’t seem to deliver it. Luckily Peter Grant is on the case! He is joined by Nightingale, Jaget Kumar, Toby the ghost hunting dog and his teenage cousin, Abigail, who has been dabbling in magic herself.

Continue reading

Review: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition

I think I either got Tomb Raider Definitive Edition for my birthday, or Christmas, last year. I used to own a Tomb Raider game for the PC, a really old one, with conical breasts and everything, but I got stuck at the third level and never finished it. At least ten years later I finally got around to finishing a Tomb Raider game! On Christmas even!

Continue reading