The Shattered Crown by J.W. Webb

I review The Shattered Crown by J.W. Webb. 'You ride into peril, Corin an Fol!' Those are the words of the witch at the ford. Corin an Fol, mercenary, brawler, womaniser and drinker, ignores them and thus finds himself caught in a tangled web of sorcery, intrigue and dark prophesy.  When the High King is [...]

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Ask The Author: A J Dalton

Metaphysical fantasy author A J Dalton drops by The Bandwagon to talk about his writing process. A J Dalton (the ‘A’ is for Adam) has been an English language teacher as far afield as Egypt, the Czech Republic, Thailand, Slovakia, Poland and Manchester University. He has lived in Manchester since 2003, but has a conspicuous [...]

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

As a Bone Season Advocate, I'm one of the lucky few who got to read The Song Rising early. Here's my spoiler-free review! The hotly anticipated third book in the bestselling Bone Season series – a ground-breaking, dystopian fantasy of extraordinary imagination Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen [...]

#InspiringWomen: June

Welcome to The Bandwagon’s new feature for 2016 – #InspiringWomen. These posts aim to not only celebrate successful women, but also to encourage others to follow their dreams. Meet June's lady, Rosie Amber. Self-described as a book reviewer, avid reader and bookworm, Rosie Amber is campaigning to link more readers to writers. What made you [...]

Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg

I review Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg, for the Lovereading Review Panel. We were the Family, and Foxlowe was our home. There was me – my name is Green – and my little sister, Blue. There was October, who we called Toby, and Ellensia, Dylan, Liberty, Pet and Egg. There was Richard, of course, who was [...]

Book Review: Gold, Fame, Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

I read this as part of the Lovereading Review Panel. Minor spoilers ahead. I am a huge fan of dystopian fiction. There's something deliciously awful about society disintegrating and humankind having to fight for survival. I probably love it because I know I'd be one of the first to die, if the water ran out [...]