The Fifth Season v Ghost Ship

Book: The Fifth SeasonAuthor: N.K. JemisinPublisher: OrbitPublished: 2015 AFAIK the Broken Earth trilogy is the only series to have won the Hugo for best book for each entry. I think it’s important to go into this book with an awareness that you are about to read something which requires you to be switched on. It’sContinue reading “The Fifth Season v Ghost Ship”

Age of Assassins v Birra Moretti

Book: Age of AssassinsAuthor: RJ BarkerPublisher: OrbitPublished: 2017 Despite its name, this isn’t really an assassin book, in the same way the books about Fitz aren’t really about him being an assassin. Girton is an apprentice to a master assassin and has been ever since he was rescued from slavery as a child. Now aContinue reading “Age of Assassins v Birra Moretti”

Red Seas Under Red Skies v Zia

Beer: ZiaBrewery: London Beer FactoryStyle: Tiramisu Pastry StoutStrength: 9.2% Bought this one at (wishful drinking) a while ago but have been saving it for a special occasion. What better than to drink it while watching pastry week on Bake Off. F*ck me that’s a sweet beer. Sugary syrup texture with a hint of coffee. TastesContinue reading “Red Seas Under Red Skies v Zia”

Empire of Sand v Cocoa Wonderland

Beer: Cocoa WonderlandBrewery: ThornbridgeStyle: Chocolate PorterStrength: 6.8% Sharp bitterness sort of overpowers any supposed coffee or chocolate flavour the beer has. Not bad though. Quite like it, but not my favourite Thornbridge beer (that is still Jaipur by a mile or more) Book: Empire of SandAuthor: Tasha SuriPublisher: OrbitPublished: 2018 It’s always refreshing to readContinue reading “Empire of Sand v Cocoa Wonderland”

The Rage of Dragons v Kwak

Book: Rage of DragonsAuthor: Evan WinterPublisher: OrbitPublished: (Indie: 2017 Trad: 2020) This book is brutal. The violence starts from the very get-go and barely lets up at all throughout the book. If you’re looking for a gentle, relaxing read look elsewhere because your adrenaline will be pumping the whole time you’re reading Rage of Dragons.Continue reading “The Rage of Dragons v Kwak”

The Twilight Herald v Faith in Futures

Book: The Twilight HeraldAuthor: Tom LloydPublisher: GollanczPublished: 2009 This is the second book in the Twilight Reign series. Stormcaller is a good fantasy book and I’ve enjoyed it both times I’ve read it. TR though is exceptional. I think it is sadly overlooked because the preceding book is good but not great. Otherwise I’m adamantContinue reading “The Twilight Herald v Faith in Futures”