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Abandoned by TimWalker

This is a promising start to what should be an engrossing series. Those who enjoy dramatizations of history, especially those with a particular interest in the turbulent fifth-century history of a pretty far-flung Northern outpost of the Roman Empire en route to becoming The British Isles, will find much to hold their interest in this short first novel in the Light in the Dark Ages series. When the Roman garrisons made an orderly withdrawal from their province of ‘Britannia’ in 409-410 to help defend their home city against marauding armies of Goths getting ever nearer to the gates of Rome, the island...

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The Power of Six by Nick Rossis

This is an entertaining collection of 6 + 1 (= 7) short stories that is soon read and enjoyed. The stories for the most part are well-written, witty and perceptive. Well written: “I stood before one of the paintings, studying a stern-looking lady, grim enough to grant plausibility to Arak’s fears.” Witty: “Just what I needed, to be a chainsaw short of a splatter movie.” Perceptive: “The psychologist diagnosed me with depression, but I knew it was just a case of nothing mattering anymore.” The English was also correct in a manner after my own heart: “None of them was...

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