Alone by Joe Parrino – Audio Drama Review [Bellarius]


Looking into another of the Black Library’s audio dramas, Bellarius details the strengths and weaknesses of Alone by Joe Parrino.

“One of the single best examples of Space Marine horror to date” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Parties And Sexual Politics Await, from Morven Lennox

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‘Professor Cain’s Nightclub’ features a group of completely dysfunctional friends living a fast and party-driven lifestyle, who try to set up a nightclub right from its literal foundations. But sexual politics ensure that the venture is doomed from the start as the hidden agendas and general debauchery of the four main characters are gradually revealed.

Find Out More About ‘A Night Of All Evil’

As promised in yesterday’s post, here is a synopsis of Jean Shorney’s new book, ‘A Night Of All Evil’. Be ready for the release, coming soon!

Freya Monroe is essentially a medium. Or at least that is the persona she displays, even to her second husband. Only the coven, The Hecate Circle, to which she once belonged know she is a witch. Ten years earlier, not long after she was married, Freya was disillusioned by some of the heinous acts the coven perpetrated and chose to leave. The Circle, though angry with her decision,were unwilling to destroy the woman possessed of such incredible powers. They extended no such courtesy to her husband however. Richard Fleming, a young Cambridge lecturer, was found burned to death at the wheel of his car. The interior remained untouched.

Now Freya has married again, to one-eyed, ex-U.S Army Captain Nicholas Monroe and they have a six year old son Simon. Freya’s powers are such that she can tell when someone is about to die. Visiting the Berkshire mansion of retired industrialist, Sir Frederick Murchison, they are engaged in a mundane conversation, when Freya witnesses Sir Frederick’s face change to that of a living skull. This means that he will die within the year. Although in shock, she is compelled to continue as if nothing has happened. Alan, Sir Fred’s son arrives with a young woman, Leona McCluskey. Leona is a member of The Hecate Circle, taken under the wing of their High Priestess, Rose Dowlan. The Circle want Freya back. She is the only one powerful enough to ensure their leader, Dante LeVey, returns from the grave. LeVey died of cancer the eve of the Millennium. It was rumoured the cancer was sent by another warlock. Still a young man when he passed, he promised to return thirteen years later.

Leona, who is blonde, seductive, and appears to be more interested in Freya’s husband than she is in Alan, has been sent to test Freya’s powers. She does, at dinner, when Simon Monroe finds worms in his food. Though Freya is swift to reassure him there aren’t any worms, she realises they have a witch in their midst. Aware of the danger to her family, plus the fear that she might lose her husband if he discovers she was once the High Priestess in a Satanic Coven, Freya resists all their efforts to pull her back.

The night chosen for LeVey’s resurrection is All Hallows Eve. The place Highgate. Two young girls are murdered by Leona’s drug addled brother Danny, alhough he prefers the name Goethe from the writer of ‘Faust’. One of the dead girls, Angela, appears to Freya to inform her that her body will be found on the Common. Goethe volunteers to kill the girls. Not simply for the gratification of his own sadistic ends,but in hope that he will be chosen to host LeVey’s body. D.I Talbot, a somewhat jaded police officer, is called into investigate, but comes up against all sorts of cranks with their own idea of who killed the girls. Drawing an inverted cross on the girls’ bodies with their own blood, quickly testifies to the fact the murders were sacrificial Rituals.

As the night of LeVey’s resurrection arrives, Alan Murchison is chosen as the host body. Talbot, aided by a learned friend of Freya’s, Professor Rushton, journeys to Highgate. To the old ruined church where the resurrection is to be performed. When Simon is kidnapped and held powerless by a demon summoned by an ancient witch, who perpetuates her longevity by stealing young bodies, Freya is left with no other choice than to conduct the resurrection. Nick sets out to rescue her, the all-action hero, armed and astride his Harley Davidson.

Unbeknown to everyone, including the Circle, Freya is possessed of her own weapons, Holy Water and her faith to defeat the witches. But the Satanist is strong and Alan has been in love with Freya for a long while. Freya was LeVey’s lover before Richard came along. The men, now united as one, plan to reclaim her. With Talbot and Rushton’s help, Nick is determined not to lose the woman be loves. But is love really strong enough to triumph over evil?

Khârn: Eater of Worlds by Anthony Reynolds – Novella Review [Bellarius]


With another Chaos focused tale focusing upon the Horus Heresy’s aftermath, Bellarius steps in to give his own verdict on Khârn: Eater of Worlds.

“A blood-soaked yet surprisingly introspective tale of a legion on the brink of annihilation. Reynolds once again proves why he is among the best authors to write for the Traitor Legions.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

A New Addition To The World Of Horror From Jean Shorney

Lovers of horror and the darkly gothic, rejoice! ‘Night Of All Evil’ is Jean Shorney’s up and coming thriller, so if you enjoy a little guts with your bloody fiction, watch this space for the release. Some of the scenes are quite horrific, though lovers of crime thrillers should enjoy the book also! You may already know about some of Jean Shorney’s bestselling novels to date, including ‘Progeny of a Killer’ and ‘Stalking Aidan’ but the story behind her journey to writing these books is just as fascinating…

The Conclusion Of Mrs McKeiver’s Stories Awaits

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Have you been following the Mrs McKeiver series? Last year we told you about Mrs McKeiver’s Secrets, the first book by Margaret Morgan. Today we want to tell you more about Margaret and the third book in the historical fiction series, Mrs McKeiver’s Remedies.

Step Into Another Universe With @CherylKoevoet

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Cheryl Koevoet is the author of The Carnelian Legacy and its sequels, with a fascinating story that has led to her becoming a writer.

Take a look at this article on to find out more about Cheryl. If you aren’t already aware of the fabulous Carnelian series, here is a summary of the first book…

“Marisa MacCallum always believed that the man of her dreams was out there somewhere. The problem is – he’s in another dimension.

David Saunders’ Take On The War Of The Roses

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In the year 1464, the Kingdom is engulfed by civil war as the renowned houses of Lancaster and York fight to the death for the crown of England. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, the future Richard III, arrives, aged twelve, for the safety of Middleham Castle to begin his training for knighthood. His new companions discover he can change from kindness to cold rage within the wink of an eye. Men, it was said, watched him with wary eyes, for they knew when the young pup found his teeth, he would make a dangerous enemy. Far in the north, Margaret of Anjou, warrior Queen to Henry VI, prepares to fight against the advancing armies of Edward IV. Why does she abandon her husband, and flee to France vowing never to return? Who blackmails her, seven years later, to join forces with her most hated enemy, to return and fight once again for the crown of England? King Edward IV, tall, handsome, and clever, is a brilliant warrior, whose Achilles’ heel is women; he loves them all. What dark forces drive him into a secret marriage that rips his kingdom apart? He is forced to fight Louis XI of France, and the mighty Earl of Warwick, not only for his crown but also his life. From the courts of Edward IV, Louis XI, and Margaret of Anjou, comes intrigue, betrayal, witchcraft, and love. The Dreams of Kings weaves plots and characters together to make a roller-coaster read of the period they call the WAR of the ROSES.

Uncovering Angels and Demons With @Animreh

The Season of Storm - The Raziel Codex

…there are rumours about a place, where the souls go to die. There are rumours about a place, where the wind sounds like a sigh and raindrops look like tears. There are rumours about a place in old tales where the angels goes to mourn, and where each old wound is torn open again… 
Animreh invites you on a journey to follow the history of mankind and immortals. Animreh shows you the mysterious archangel, Raziel and his battle between love and faith. The un-told story of the beginning of the Nephilyn and the Great War of Angels. Will Raziel stay in Heaven with his love, Yura or will he follow his destiny and join to Lucifer?

Mephiston: Lord of Death by David Annandale – Novella Review [Bellarius]


Getting his hands on a copy at long last, Bellarius delivers his personal verdict on David Annandale’s Mephiston: Lord of Death.

“Blending disturbing horror with questions of the self, Mephiston is tale for those disappointed in current Blood Angels’ lore.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields