‘Kingdomtide’ by Rye Curtis

As a debut novel, ‘Kingdomtide’ has a lot to recommend it. It’s bold and confident without being brash or slick. It experiments with form. It’s brave enough to try and deal with the reality that much of the time we don’t understand ourselves well enough to explain why we do what we do, that some […]

‘Half The World’ – Shattered Sea #2 – by Joe Abercrombie

My first experience of Joe Abercrombie was when I read ‘Half A King’, the first book in ‘The Shattered Sea’ series. The publisher’s blurb lead me to expect a sort of ‘Game Of Thrones’ without the dragons or the nudity. What I got was something much better, a twisty plot, a complex, crippled main character […]