Monthly Archives: March 2016

Message Bearer (The Auran Chronicles Book 1) by M.S. Dobing

A really positive review of Message Bearer that I just has to share, courtesy of The Bookigloo.

The Book Igloo

Release date: 16th November 2015

Pages: 421

Age Range: 13+

Contains: Some descriptions of violence

Genre(s): Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Thriller & Mystery


About The Book: ‘You were drawn. I can see it. You are Latent.’

For reasons unknown, Seb is constantly drawn to random places without meaning, following an instinct he doesn’t understand.

One night that instinct lands him in trouble when he encounters Sarah, a young woman hunted by a fiend that can only be described as the stuff of nightmares. Against his better judgement Seb attempts to intervene, only to nearly get himself killed in the process. Before she passes, Sarah transfers something to him, an arcane knowledge that gets buried deep into his subconscious.

Rescued by the Brotherhood warrior Cade, Seb’s life takes on an unexpected turn when he is told he is a Latent, able to manipulate the very energies of reality to his own devices…

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Review: Vampire Outlaw: A Historical Vampire Novel

Vampire Outlaw: A Historical Vampire Novel
Vampire Outlaw: A Historical Vampire Novel by Dan Davis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dan Davis has built upon the first in his Immortal Knight series by delivering another cracking historical action-adventure. Set amongst the time of King John, the Sheriff of Nottingham and a certain band of outlaws, Davis has produced an excellent twist on a well known legend that he’s mixed in with his ongoing Vampire saga.

As ever the action is brutal and visceral, with medieval war being shown as the gritty, tiring, bloody mess it is, not as the movie-fu style swordplay you sometimes read about or see in the movies. The vampires are typically brutal, with our hero fighting not only them but his own internal struggles.

The knowledge the author has of the period is clear for all to see and you get a real sense of “place” when reading it. The characters are well written, each with their own distinct personas, including historical figures who have been brought to life so well in this story.

If I was going to compare this to current works I’d liken it to the Conn Iggulden War of the Roses series. The era is different, but the sense of place and the authentic feel of the era are just as well captured.

A worthy follow up to Vampire Crusader, and can’t wait for book 3.

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