“Talus” Review Roundup – 8

Three new reviews for Talus and the Frozen King hit the airwaves this week: Fantasy Literature Talus, with his Holmes-like attributes, is a familiar character: preternaturally observant, highly rational, super deductive, a lover of puzzles, often condescending (though not, it seems, purposely or cruelly so), a sharp taskmaster and teacher, and quite at sea when it comes … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 8

“Talus” Review Roundup – 7

In the interests of giving you a balanced set of views, I'll kick of this latest roundup with some conflicted comments from Harry Markov at SFSignal: SF Signal I’ve had a maddening experience with Talus and the Frozen King because when Edwards nails it, this book is a page turner. I had no idea who … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 7

“Talus” Review Roundup – 6

Financial Times – review by James Lovegrove A wonderful mash-up of genres, fusing a proper, well-plotted detective yarn with prehistoric blood and thunder pulp fiction action. Talus, who combines the cerebral prowess of Sherlock Holmes with the physicality of Conan the Barbarian, is a strong, well-rounded character who could easily support a long-running series of adventures. Read … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 6

“Talus” Review Roundup – 5

Talus and the Frozen King is now available everywhere, and the reviews keep rolling in ... SFF World review by Rob H Bedford Edwards works with a very straight-forward mystery structure, murder, investigation, solution, but what happens between those pillars of the structure make for a very entertaining read. All told, Talus and the Frozen King was an extremely … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 5

Stonehenge Neolithic Houses

  I'm interested in ancient history, ancient technologies, ancient civilisations and, well, ancient anything really. That's why I follow a rather wonderful blog called Stonehenge Neolithic Houses. The blog is chronicling the building of a group of late Neolithic dwellings outside the new visitor centre at the world's most famous prehistoric monument: Stonehenge. The houses … Continue reading Stonehenge Neolithic Houses

Publication Day!

I know, I know. I put up a post here a couple of weeks ago announcing the launch of my new novel. Now here I am again telling you today is the publication day. What gives? Have I gone crazy? Frankly, the jury's out on that one, but the reason things are getting a bit Groundhog … Continue reading Publication Day!

“Talus” Review Roundup – 4

We're another week closer to the official UK launch of the paperback edition of Talus and the Frozen King (it's out in the US, and available as an ebook, already), and here are the latest reviews ... Crime Fiction Lover review by Michael Parker More than just a whodunnit – this is a story about the power of … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 4

“Talus” Review Roundup – 3

Plenty of reviews still coming in for Talus and the Frozen King. Here's this week's crop ... Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing (review by Gregory Pellechi) The manic energy of modern day our modern Sherlock Holmes is a difficult thing to transpose to a book. To take such a character and place them in the Stone Age without the … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 3

Neolithic Houses of Skara Brae

My neolithic detective novel Talus and the Frozen King is set largely on the remote island of Creyak, in an icebound and unnamed land that bears a suspicious resemblance to the north-west coast of Scotland. The model for Creyak is the neolithic village of Skara Brae, which was inhabited between 3,200 BC and 2,200 BC. My tale … Continue reading Neolithic Houses of Skara Brae

Meet Talus – The World’s First Detective

It's launch day! Talus and the Frozen King is now out in the wild. So stop reading this announcement and go buy yourself a copy. Now! If you're in the UK, your buying options for the paperback may be limited until the official release on 6th April 2014, but you should be able to pick up … Continue reading Meet Talus – The World’s First Detective