Chronicles of The Pale by Clare Rhoden: A harsh post-cataclysm world

Imagine a landscape more forbidding than Central Australia, the Sahara, the Atacana desert. A landscape still shifting with the after shocks of a cataclysmic event that, 197 years before The Pale begins, destroyed most species. Clare Rhoden quickly establishes this ghastly world in our minds. At the same time she moves the narrative along with fascinating characters to care about. ‘How does anything live out there?’ … Continue reading Chronicles of The Pale by Clare Rhoden: A harsh post-cataclysm world

Twilight, Dusk, Mirrors, Dreams: Tales by Dan Djurdjevic

‘To sleep, perchance to dream- ay, there’s the rub.’ Hamlet (III, i, 65-68) For when you are dreaming, you will wake. You assume. But what sort of waking will it be? I think we have all experienced at some time that dread, dripping, crushing sense of fighting our way back up from .. something .. out from .. something. And to emerge as though breaking … Continue reading Twilight, Dusk, Mirrors, Dreams: Tales by Dan Djurdjevic

The Mirror Image of Sound, by Dan Djurdevic

The Mirror Image of Sound, A Novel Written in Real Time. gives us several levels to absorb in one book: the portrait of a failed marriage, martial arts action, workplace and domestic bullying, a philosophy and possible science of alternate worlds, or parellel lives, if you like; and there is even a romance. It would become a classic of it’s kind but only for the … Continue reading The Mirror Image of Sound, by Dan Djurdevic

Altaica, Book 1 in the Chronicles of Altaica, by Tracy M. Joyce

Your reviewer made a classic blunder when buying Book One of the Chronicles of  Altaica: not getting Books Two and Three at the same time. And I made another blunder on opening it for ‘just a quick look’ at lunchtime. I was embroiled in desperate situations on page 38 before realising I was way late for work. Quick peeks are not going to work for you … Continue reading Altaica, Book 1 in the Chronicles of Altaica, by Tracy M. Joyce