Casting Shadows Like Nets

As some of you might have noticed, I’m not the most social-media obsessive of people; I’m not even on Facebook. However, I do find Google+ a not inhospitable place. Unfortunately, it is closing down next year.

So, in preparation, I’m auditioning a couple of new social media sites:



It’s too early to be sure whether I’ll stay active on both (or either), but if you are looking for the sort of things I post on social media rather than this blog, pop by.


Stone and String by Stephanie Flint

Stone and String by Stephanie FlintFlint mixes a youthful viewpoint with magic capable of resurrecting the dead to create brief but poignant perspective on the death of a family member.

This short story takes place at the same time as events in Magic’s Stealing , but does not share characters or primary plot arcs with it.

Clawing Back Sanity

The home and garden centre around the corner has one stand of Halloween decorations but half a floor of Christmas paraphernalia. The carols have started. The online retailers have started their reminders to shop early.

With only the Conservative Party Conference remaining true to the mix of horror and hearkening back to a mythical past that should mark October, it is time we take a stand.

There is only one solution:

Blood Lust by Garrett Robinson

Blood Lust by Garrett RobinsonCombining a sound portrayal of character with an engaging perspective on the gritty fantasy world and one of its more famous monsters, Robinson creates a tale that please both high and low fantasy readers.

This book contains references to events during later books in the Nightblade saga. So, a small risk of spoilers ahead.

The Book of Peril by Melissa McShane

The Book of Peril by Melissa McShaneExpanding on the metaphysics and politics of the previous book without sacrificing pace or characterisation, McShane provides a second instalment of urban fantasy that will appeal to readers across the gamut of the genre and beyond.

This book is the second in The Last Oracle series. Appositely enough, readers who proceed beyond this point before completing the previous volume might receive insights into the future.