All set for the weekend! On Saturday I will be serving coffee and cakes at the Books Are My Bag party at Forget-Me-Not Toys and Books in Culcheth, between 2-4pm. Please come down for a chat and a coffee if you’re free, and to celebrate books and bookshops!
Totally delighted by this review of Apex by Self-Publisher’s Showcase! Thank you very much!
Apex is a stunning adventure thrill-ride from front to back cover. The action and tension is relentless and Parker has created a vigilante that you really want to support even though his methods are somewhat shady. This is a proper novel in that the main protagonist has to use believable means to attain his objective. Mud and moss for camouflage, hunting rabbit on the moor for sustenance, hand to hand combat and a quick mind all play a huge part in a story that would normally be heavy on technology’s use at the hand of lesser authors. Apex is the second Ben Bracken novel, and I found this out after reading Apex so you don’t need to have read the first novel first, although I will be now. The ending is a massive shock, a twist I didn’t see coming and ends abruptly leaving me wanting the next book now. Hurry up Mr Parker I am waiting.
Review – Robert Parker’s Apex
Just sublime. On loop all day.
Today’s writing music has taken a dramatic turn. Not sure how this will affect the output but suddenly everyone has giant spaniel-like bouffants with studded leather pants. And are brilliant of course.
Been running around in circles with plot problems the last couple of days, so borrowed my little one’s colouring stuff, got to work with a big piece of paper and some colouring pens and BOOM we have a breakthrough! Censored of course – I didn’t go mad and ruin it with the black marker like the guy on The Fast Show (‘Black! Like the raven’s eye!’)
Change of pace music-wise today. Love it when styles mash together, and Eluveitie have always been awesome where that is concerned!