The Archons Rise – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The world will remember this day. Decisions made by your leaders are not without consequence. This is just the beginning.” I really enjoyed this book! As heavy as this one can be in parts, it’s such a detailed book with an ending that’s incredibly rewarding. With such great characters and a plot…

Pandora’s Gardener – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This is our top priority. Find that gardener before it’s too late.” What a surprise this book turned out to be! As action packed as it was mysterious, this book had so much depth and such a deep, thought-provoking story line. Any story where detectives are solving a mysterious case is an automatic…

Togwotee Passage – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A common hindrance in life is our own thinking.” This story was a delightful account of one character’s incredible life journey, experiencing nature and new experiences to the fullest. The author has created something really unique that will appeal to a range of readers looking for a good adventure to get their…

The Latecomers – Book Review

Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known.” This book took me longer than I expected to finish – not because it was boring, uninteresting or didn’t capture my attention, but for the exact opposite reasons. I…

Black Volta – Book Review

“Escapes aren’t all that bad.” A good adventure book needs a lot of things; a detailed back story, believable characters and settings that really make you feel as if you’re there – these are really important in my opinion. I picked up Black Volta, not really knowing what to expect, but was very surprised with…

The Awakening – Book Review

“Look into yourself and you will find the truth.” If you’re a fan of a good, memorable adventure, then I think I’ve found just the thing! This one was far from what I’d normally pick up, but I loved it – it’s not often I give 5 stars to something that isn’t my preferred genre,…

Grand Portage – Book Review

“One man’s journey to bring nuclear power to the world.” I found this book a challenging read in parts, but overall, it was a clever and entertaining novel. It’s clear the author is passionate about a range of topics, and this really shines through in each chapter. If you’ve been searching for an unusual read…

The Code Hunters – Book Review

“I’ve got to go to Carlsbad!” Mystery novels have always appealed to me – I’ve always wanted to write a successful one! This book has restored my faith and helped me to realise that with the right planning and structure, it can be done! This book was a brilliant mystery/adventure read, and a definite choice…

This Shall Be A House Of Peace – Book Review

“In the end, men are just men, neither good nor bad.” This Shall Be A House Of Peace by Phil Halton explores the aftermath of the collapse of Afghanistan’s soviet backed government. The Mullah, a teacher in an Afghan village, leads a group of students who have been left behind from the civil war. The…

Revenge Comes Calling – Book Review

“You’ve given us all a bad name, boyo. Your jail cell is a good place for you.” The Books Of All Shades team are busy working through that long submission list and coming up with some awesome new ideas for the club behind the scenes. (Stay tuned!) However, the next book under the spotlight from…