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Top Reviewer Ranking: 405 - Total Helpful Votes: 10099 of 13132
The Shadow of War: The Great War Series Book 1 by Stewart Binns
Whenever you tend to read information from the first world war, it tends to be either a dry historians voice or the point of view of the generals who in my own personal opinion treated those on the front line not as men or people but numbers, legitimate losses in their search for glory.

So for me, I like to read about the real soldiers, those who were on the front lines facing the dangers. Stewart’s book is wonderfully written, the research bringing the real men to life, from the home front to the front line, the reader cares about those they’re reading about and with a time that is faded along with the generation that fought it, it needs to be brought again into the light so… Read more
The Splintered Gods by Stephen Deas
The Splintered Gods by Stephen Deas
I’ve read Stephen since he burst onto the scene with the Adamantine Palace in 2009. I love his writing, the hard gritty combat, the difficult choices made by individuals (be they beast or man) and overall, I love the way that the double dealing of those in power as they seek to fulfil their own agenda’s rather with the problems of the people a secondary problem to deal with.

The writing is always to the point, it gets to the meat of the matter and with some of the subtle hints and wordplay within generates a story that is pretty unique out there. A great read and definitely a series as well as author who is surfing the new British wave of Fantasy.
The Last Dragon: Twilight of the Celts Book I by M. K. Hume
I’ve been a huge fan of the Arthurian series by this author and for me, it was a thoroughly enjoyable modern retelling that worked wonderfully well.

The skills that MK learned from that series, has transferred wonderfully to this new one. The characters spring to life from the pages, the prose is wonderfully descriptive and transports the reader into this world to the forefront of the battles, the descriptions and when added to cracking dialogue all round gives you a tale that that is hard to put down.

MK really is a delightful author to spend time with and if you’re looking for something a little different to a lot of the other HF authors out there with a story… Read more

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