Reviews

Here are some reviews of one or two of our books collected from independent reviewers

Whispers On The Wind

Whispers On The Wind is by turns heartbreaking and heartwarming. Beautiful and harrowing all at once, this novel is a wonderful exploration into the soul and strength of one young woman. It truly is a modern Dickens, Hardy or Gaskell.

Really, if you want a book to inspire you, to give you hope for the future and to think about for weeks afterwards, this is the book to chose. If only there were more writers of this calibre out there.

Stone Lord

 This is a fascinating retelling of the Arthurian myth. Instead of knights in shining armour or Anglo-Saxons we have the story based in the bronze age. The historical detail, along with the fictional narrative are perfectly balanced, one never making you flinch because of it being over done.
 The characters are well rounded, all of them flawed and perfect in their own ways. We really enjoyed this book and the next one promises to be just as exciting.

A Very English Revolution

A desperate and thrilling ride into a Britain we all dread but feel is too close to our own world for us to sleep easy in our beds. Steve Norris is a writer capable of weaving complex paradigms within a dangerous narrative. Britain is under threat from a form of radicalism we all fear, white supremacy. A darkness is sweeping the north and there are only a few who have the courage to face the conflict head on.

This is a book which makes us think, makes us study ourselves and our world. What do we, as individuals want from our country and our leaders? It’s scary, it should motivate those of us who care, to stand for values which stop the spread of hate, as those are the people with the loudest voices if we don’t stand against them.

The Money that Never Was

The Money that Never Was is a wonderful gentle comedy that reminds one of the humour of the old Ealing comedies. Charles Tremayne is a spy out of his time. He has spent his life escaping the Russians and helping defectors across the Berlin Wall. But now the Russians are our friends, our spies speak Mandarin and Arabic and Charles Tremayne is counting the days to retirement. When a truckload of MI6 cash being used to buy favours from an African dictator goes missing, Tremayne is sent on one last mission to retrieve it. The trail leads him to Little Didney, a tiny Cornish fishing village whose inhabitants seem to be guarding a secret.

Peopled by a delightful cast of lovable rogues and whimsical oddballs Tremayne must keep his cool and try not to kill anybody in his search for the money.

This really is a very funny book. David Luddington has a knack for drawing wonderfully eccentric characters and then letting them loose. Tremayne’s constant frustrations as he finds himself becoming entangled with the local’s lives mount chapter upon chapter until he finally gets the chance to what he was born to do… Kill the bad guys, rescue the princess.

Farin West

Farin West is a man with a mission, a man on the edge who has taught himself to survive in the worst hell hole in the American west. His mission is vengeance. It’s his right and he will stop at nothing to destroy those who murdered his family and framed him ruining the life of a kind boy and turning him into a honed killer.

Brad Dixon has tapped into the mind of the American cowboy and created a vivid world of dust and guns. You can smell the horse sweat and leather. You can taste the dust on the wind and hear the tumble weed scratch at the ground when it’s tossed by the wind. When you read this, every great Western from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly to Once Upon A Time In The West is brought back to you. This is a wonderful story, a rich tapestry of a world long gone but still so alive in our imaginations.

At long last a return to the traditional Western , it has not been done this well since the days of Zane Grey