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My Book Haul for last week!!!

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Last week’s wonderful book haul:

Rhyming Rings by David Gemmell (published by Gollancz) available May 18th (copy kindly provided by the publisher.


David Gemmell was the UK’s number one fantasy and historical novelist until his death in 2006. A regular Sunday Times bestseller, and international sensation, his legacy lives on through his novels, his influence on the genre, and through the David Gemmell Legend awards.

Rhyming Rings is a never-before-seen Gemmell novel, discovered in his papers by his widow, Stella Gemmell. Merging autobiographical details of Gemmell’s life as a journalist in South London with a serial killer and a tinge of the supernatural, this is perfect for fans of David’s work, as well as readers of gritty crime novels. Set against the backdrop of a London simmering with poverty, change and racial tension, this taut thriller is a fitting legacy for the great writer.

This book includes a brand new introduction from massive Gemmell fan Conn Iggulden, and an afterword by Gemmell’s friend Stan Nicholls.

An ambidextrous killer is murdering women, leaving virtually no evidence behind, and struggling journalist Jeremy Miller wishes he was covering the case. Instead, he’s stuck with heart-warming local stories about paraplegic teenagers and elderly psychic ladies.

So when his stories and the murder case start to converge no one is more surprised than Jeremy.

Or, it turns out, more at risk.

Purchase Rhyming Rings:

Amazon UK  /  Amazon US  /  The Book Depository

The Hell Hound of the Baskervilles (Warlock Holmes #2) by G.S. Denning (published by Titan) available May 16th (Copy kindly provided by the publisher).


The game’s afoot once more as Holmes and Watson face off against Moriarty’s gang, the Pinkertons, flesh-eating horses, a parliament of imps, boredom, Surrey, a disappointing butler demon, a succubus, a wicked lord, an overly-Canadian lord, a tricycle-fight to the death and the dreaded Pumpcrow. Oh, and a hell hound, one assumes.

Purchase The Hell Hound of the Baskervilles:

Amazon UK  /  Amazon US  /  The Book Depository

The Constant Soldier by William Ryan (published by Pan Macmillan) available June 1st in paperback (out now in HB and Kindle) – (a Twitter win and the author even signed it too).


‘Haunting, passionate, William Ryan’s The Constant Soldier is a subtle WW2 thriller of horror and love with an utterly gripping countdown to Gotterdamerung. One of my favourites of the year’ Simon Sebag Montefiore

1944. Paul Brandt, a soldier in the German army, returns wounded and ashamed from the bloody chaos of the Eastern front to find his village home much changed and existing in the dark shadow of an SS rest hut – a luxurious retreat for those who manage the concentration camps, run with the help of a small group of female prisoners who – against all odds – have so far survived the war.

When, by chance, Brandt glimpses one of these prisoners, he realizes that he must find a way to access the hut. For inside is the woman to whom his fate has been tied since their arrest five years before, and now he must do all he can to protect her.

But as the Russian offensive moves ever closer, the days of this rest hut and its SS inhabitants are numbered. And while hope – for Brandt and the female prisoners – grows tantalizingly close, the danger too is now greater than ever.

And, in a forest to the east, a young female Soviet tank driver awaits her orders to advance . . .

Purchase The Constant Soldier:

Amazon UK  /  Amazon US  /  The Book Depository

A Gathering of Ravens by Scott Oden (published by Bantam Press/Transworld) available June 29th (June 20th in the US) – (copy kindly provided by the publisher).


To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcnéas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. He is Grimnir, and he is the last of his kind―the last in a long line of monsters who have plagued humanity since the Elder Days.

Drawn from his lair by a thirst for vengeance against the Dane who slew his brother, Grimnir emerges into a world that’s changed. A new faith has arisen. The Old Ways are dying, and their followers retreating into the shadows; even still, Grimnir’s vengeance cannot be denied.Taking a young Christian hostage to be his guide, Grimnir embarks on a journey that takes him from the hinterlands of Denmark, where the wisdom of the ancient dwarves has given way to madness, to the war-torn heart of southern England, where the spirits of the land make violence on one another. And thence to the green shores of Ireland and the Viking stronghold of

Taking a young Christian hostage to be his guide, Grimnir embarks on a journey that takes him from the hinterlands of Denmark, where the wisdom of the ancient dwarves has given way to madness, to the war-torn heart of southern England, where the spirits of the land make violence on one another. And thence to the green shores of Ireland and the Viking stronghold of Dubhlinn, where his enemy awaits.

But, unless Grimnir can set aside his hatreds, his dream of retribution will come to nothing. For Dubhlinn is set to be the site of a reckoning―the Old Ways versus the New―and Grimnir, the last of his kind left to plague mankind, must choose: stand with the Christian King of Ireland and see his vengeance done or stand against him and see it slip away?

Pre-order A Gathering of Ravens:

Amazon UK  /  Amazon US  /  The Book Depository


And before any of you comment, yes, I am fully aware that my photo taking skills suck and that is why there is no Instagram/Bookstagram for the blog! 

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42 thoughts on “My Book Haul for last week!!!

  1. I am reading Warlock Holmes at the moment and having a good time with it. I also have Rhyming Rings, I have read the first few pages and it looks really good. A crime/thriller written by a fantasy author, should be good 🤔

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    1. Started Rhyming Rings yesterday, seems really good, different to what I usually read as I don’t often read crime/thrillers.

      Cool, glad you’re having a good time with Warlock, I enjoyed the first book last year, just good fun and sometimes we all need a laugh so hoping the second one is just as fun.

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  2. I actually have A Gathering of Ravens on my TBR! Otherwise I am not surprised that those other titles aren’t familiar to me. We have such diff tastes in books!! So I’m glad there’s u

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    1. No mode commenting when I’m half asleep! I was going to end with,
      No more commenting when I’m half asleep! I meant to say at the end of the comment that I’m glad we have one book in common that we are both looking to read!

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    2. Awwww, Stephy, shucks, we know that’s why you visit my blog, because of the blogger and not the books!” 😉

      Ha, yeah, no surprises that we have different tastes though I am shocked A Gathering of Ravens is on your TBR, no sarcasm intended but from the reviews I’ve read and following the author it is no where near Y-A at all!


  3. Warlock Holmes has caught my attention Drewski! 🤗🤗🤗 &&& your photo skills are good to grace the Bookstagram world, I say you should give it a shot 😉 Enjoy the new reads 🙃

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  4. A Gathering of Ravens sounds pretty cool! I wait for your review 😀

    David Gemmell.. I read the first book of his Rigante Series ages ago. Was pretty entertaining, if you are into almighty heroes with big swords (which I was!).

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  5. Nice haul!!

    I’ve never heard of the Warlock Holmes series, but I need to look into it after seeing that freaking awesome cover. Plus I love Sherlock Holmes books 🙂

    Can’t to see what you think of The Constant Solder! Historical fiction is my favorite genre.

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