• the god queen, m l tishner, book review,fantasy,sci fi

    The God Queen (Rebirth: Book One)

    Summary The Velocio, a series of God-like humanoids are soon expected to return to the people, to give them hope that the Federation can overcome the corrupt Dominion. Story Young Rei has worked in a tavern all her young life and is eager for adventure. When she has a chance to join the federation, she grabs it, determined to do good. However, her life is not as simple as she believed: secrets have been hidden from her, important ones that will upend everything she’s ever…

  • shadows of atlantis,mara powers

    Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening

    Good afternoon, how are you today? It’s yet another drizzly Tuesday here in England and today, I’m sharing a review for one of my old favourites, Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening, by Mara Powers. Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening is a fictional novel that explores the culture and downfall of the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Mara Powers has studied this legendary place for over thirty years and has created a compelling story of humanity’s inner spirit, our relationship with nature, and the greed/deceptive employed by those…

  • post plague kidnapping, v b law

    Post Plague Kidnapping

    Good evening from a drizzly England. I hope you’re well today. Today, I‘m reviewing  Post Plague Kidnapping, by author V. B. Law. Summary Post Plague Kidnapping is set in the late 2030s in the Southern US. Leah (our leading female) lives alone, fending for herself on a daily basis. She prefers it that way: when you’re alone, no-one can hurt you. No-one can leave. However, Leah isn’t the only person to survive a world-wide viral infection. Other groups have been observing her town for some…

  • The Pariah Child, Serafina's Return, Lyrica, Fantasy, Natasha D Lane

    The Pariah Child: Serafina’s Return

    Good evening from a stormy Eastern England. How are you today? Today, I’m reviewing The Pariah Child, Serafina’s Return by Fantasy author, Natasha D Lane. Story   The Pariah Child: Serafina’s Return, by Natasha D Lane is a fantasy sequel, following young Serafina as she returns to her beloved alternate world, Lyrica. It’s been two years (Earth time) since Sera last entered Lyrica and now, sixteen years later in Lyrican-time, the world of Lyrica is at war. While on Earth, Sera has her own troubles,…

  • strange secrets, book review, fantasy

    Strange Secrets

    Good afternoon and welcome to Bookish Beyond. I’m Dax and today, I’ll be reviewing Strange Secrets, by Mike Russell.   Strange Secrets is a unique collection of unusual short stories that discuss topics such as; The nature of reality The afterlife Our individual perceptions of our world.My favourite stories were Missing Persons, Reality, and The Forest. Each explored its theme well and had me thinking deeply about it for days after. Writing Style Russell’s writing style uses simple combinations of words, painting a clear picture…

  • grave mistake, charlotte munro, book review

    A Grave Mistake (Horror Collection)

    Good afternoon from a rare, sunny England. I hope you’re having a good week so far. Today, I’m reviewing A Grave Mistake, a collection of short horror stories by author and horror enthusiast, Charlotte Munro. Examples of recurring topics I identified were: Retribution Curiosity getting the better of people Terrible / ‘Grave’ Mistakes Dark Magic Wishes that get out of hand My Favourite Stories Serendipity (the longest story) was my ultimate favourite. Munro definitely saved the best for last. If you love sleepy towns with dark…