Middle Grade Fiction

FICTION: The Head by Joseph Surtees

Amy was upset. She’d been told off for asking too many questions. They were visiting the Tower of London and Amy wanted to know all about it. Eventually the teacher had told her to be quiet and she had run off, so nobody would see her crying. She kicked a mound of earth in front… Continue reading FICTION: The Head by Joseph Surtees

Book Review, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: Bedlam by Derek Landy

- Short Review - The chances are that anyone considering "Bedlam" is already familiar with the Skulduggery Pleasant series.  This epic volume gives us more of the same mix of humour, magic and in-fighting that we're used to.  In amongst trying to protect us mortals from an attack this instalment also sees Valkyrie trying to… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Bedlam by Derek Landy

Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: In The Shadow Of Heroes by Nicholas Bowling

- Short Review - A brilliant romp of a tale which seamlessly blends Greek Mythology with the Roman Empire.  What emerges is a classic adventure which sees two slaves set off on a quest to track down the location of the fabled Golden Fleece.  Can they find it before the Emperor Nero's henchmen? If you… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: In The Shadow Of Heroes by Nicholas Bowling

500 Word Short Story

FICTION 500 Words: The Mysterious Boy by Lucas

As he climbed the steep hill, he heard an earthly wail sending a shiver down his spine. A metal foot heaved itself onto the soft, squelchy surface of the muddy soil. It echoed through his ear drums, haunting his future nightmares. It was like the undead bursting out of the ground. Seconds later, it did.… Continue reading FICTION 500 Words: The Mysterious Boy by Lucas

500 Word Short Story

FICTION 500 Words: The Thing In The Swing by James M

We used to camp in Wales, but we won’t be going back anytime soon, not after what happened to a kid called Alexander and some of his friends. Alexander was ten at the time and so were his friends. They were sitting on a log by the fire, roasting marshmallows while their dads were drinking… Continue reading FICTION 500 Words: The Thing In The Swing by James M

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

- Short Review - Alex is being bullied at school by his former best friend, Freddie.  His Mum and Dad have split up and he lives with his father but he's so busy with work that he barely notices that Alex is there.  Everything is okay though as he still has his magic.  When he… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

- Short Review - The first of a trilogy this is witchcraft but not in the traditional sense of casting spells around a cauldron.  More of a fantasy novel, the story follows the travels of Safi and Iseult a pair of Threadsisters.  Each has their own individual power but together their destiny is greater than… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard