Memories of Terry Pratchett

There are few occasions when the news that someone you have never met has passed away affects you almost as strongly as learning about the death of a loved one. Today, Sir Terry Pratchett, beloved, world rebound author of fantasy and humour, lost his battle with Alzheimers disease. When I | Read more…

Review: Infamous Reign by Steve McHugh

An adventure full of the stuff nightmares are made of. Infamous Reign fills in another chapter from the past of Nathaniel Garrett, hero of McHugh’s Hellequin Chronicles which so far include novels Crimes against Magic and Born of Hatred. While the novels are principally set in the present day, the | Read more…

Crimes Against Magic – book review

Crimes Against Magic is the debut novel by Steve McHugh. Set in modern day London but with a host of historical and fantasy characters, the story creates a world in which the ancient and the modern don’t seem so far removed. Magic still exists and there are things that haunt | Read more…

One Lovely Blog… seriously? Me?

I seem to have been given this: I’m not sure how I feel about it. I mean, it’s pink. Does this look like a pink place to you? Well, since my lovely friend Dianne decided my moody grey blog needed something pink, I supposed I’d better accept it and then | Read more…

The Dark Crystal and talk with Toby Philpot

Last Wednesday I sat in my writing armchair with my laptop slowly cooking my lap desk thingy (it’s from IKEA, so it probably has a stupid name) when my partner poked his head in the door and said, “do you want to go to the cinema tonight to see The | Read more…