Tough Travelling - Beginnings

Right now this is something a bit different! Tough travelling was started by Fantasy Review Barn, it is now run by the wonderful Fantasy Faction. Yes this is a totally awesome re invented idea, join us every week as we tour the fantasy genre. We will take you high and low, from new releases to classics, urban through to epic. Each month we will take you in search of a different theme, trope or cliche!

Read more...

Find your path, control your demons - A review of Red Sister : First book of the Ancestor by Mark Lawrence

I am sitting down to write this review of a book that I have enjoyed so very much, I am just putting that out there. I am not sure how to translate how I feel about this book, it is incredible, brutal, beautiful all at once. My initial reaction was this....

Read more...

A review of Veiled Intentions: Book 2 of The Dragons Blade by Michael R Miller

Well hello how is everyone? I do hope that you are reading something fantasy related, epic, dark? Urban? Whatever it is. I hope that you are enjoying it!

Read more...

Now for something completely different - A review of The Magician's Guild by Trudy Canavan

Well hello how is everyone? I hope that you are all reading something fantastic at the moment! Welcome to my latest review, this is on a really quite surprising book, "The Magicians Guild: Book 1 of The Black Magician Trilogy" by Trudy Canavan. I really enjoyed this book, it is an excellent example of the urban fantasy novel, it has a heroine you can really root for, some very intriguing characters and developing plot. Here is a quick introduction to the book

Read more...

A writer's journey - A guest post from Shona Kinsella, author of Ashael Rising

Well hello everybody! I hope that everyone is well and reading something fantastic! I have a very special edition of The GrimDark Files for you, I have a guest post from the amazing Shona Kinsella. Shona is the author of "Ashael Rising, The Vessel of Kaladene: Book 1", this is the start of a very exciting fantasy saga and I for one am very excited for the next book in the series. If you are not familiar with Shona or her work, please check my blog or the links at the bottom of this for further interest.

Read more...