Book review – The Magnificent Devices Series

This is a book review for books one to four (available as a box set here) of The Magnificent Devices Series by Shelly Adina. It seems to be the season for discovering great steampunk novels and these impressed me almost as much as the A. W. Exley ones, despite having an entirely different style. The…

Book review – 15 minutes

This is a book review for 15 minutes by Jill Cooper, available here. I really didn’t know what to expect going into this book. I downloaded it for free when an author friend mentioned it in my social network feed and it sounded up my street. The basic premise of the story is that the…

Inverness Book Festival

It’s been a brilliant week at the book festival at Eden Court here in Inverness, sponsored by Sandstone Press. The fact that it clashed with the Edinburgh book festival was perhaps unfortunate for the authors, but great for us people going along because the audiences were small, meaning that we got to ask questions and…