T. Donbavand

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (22 of 25)
Location: Northumberland, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 302,141 - Total Helpful Votes: 22 of 25
Write. Publish. Repeat. (The No-Luck-Required Guid&hellip by Sean Platt
As a fan of the Self-Publishing Podcast, I knew this book was likely to be chock-full of advice for anyone who wants to write and is considering self-publishing their work. But, I have to admit, even I wasn't ready for just how honest that advice would be. It's great to hear Johnny, Sean and through them, Dave, explain that there is no quick fix when it comes to writing for a living. You have to put the hours in. You have to do the work. You have to write - and write a lot. Trust me - not all 'how I did it' books lay down that truth (I'm looking at you, JL...) Highly recommended.
Doctor Who: Dark Horizons HC by J. T. Colgan
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 11th Doctor Magic, 19 July 2012
The Doctor likes playing chess. But, how he's alone in the TARDIS, challenging himself to the occasional match is starting to get a little stilted. Time to find an opponent... Landing in the Outer Hebrides in the 12th century, our favourite Time Lord discovers much more than he bargained for - including rampaging vikings, a furious princess on her way to an arranged marriage, local villagers eating pre-cooked turtles, a backstory for the Lewis Chessmen, and an alien life-form which lives, breeds and kills through fire. This isn't going to be the quick stop-off the Doctor first imagined.

JT Colgan (in reality, top romantic comedy author, Jenny Colgan) has written what is one… Read more
The Forgotten (Blake's 7) by Cavan Scott
The Forgotten (Blake's 7) by Cavan Scott
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is a fabulous book. Mark and Cavan have written what reads like the novelisation of a missing Blake's 7 episode - and I mean that in the best possible way. The action sequences are exciting, edge of the seat stuff, and the character scenes are so spot on that it's almost impossible not to read the dialogue in the original actors' voices. It can't be easy adding fresh characters to Terry Nation's universe, but Scott and Wright give us new faces who, somehow, have always been there - just waiting to be discovered. I don't want to give too much away regarding the plot, but the chance for Blake to hold a mirror up to his ambitions gives us a rare glimpse into the darker recesses of his… Read more