Hi, I’m Dom and I welcome you to my blog. What is there to know about me? Well, if I say I’m in my 30s, I suppose that gives me the best part of a decade before I’d need to update things. I’m an avid reader of fantasy fiction, and this blog is primarily a platform for me to review what I’ve been reading recently. I’m a also writer at heart, although I’ve just not had the time (maybe the inspiration) to get back to my writing, after neglecting it for far too long. I live in Fareham, UK with my gorgeous wife and adorable daughter and I’m known to be fatal to certain types of sweets and chocolates.
The books I read are almost exclusively from the fantasy genre. I can honestly count the non-fantasy fiction books I’ve read in the last 15 or so years on one hand. My current favourite authors include Brandon Sanderson, Adrian Tchaikovsky, John Gwynne and Peter V Brett, along with old favourites Raymond E Feist, David Gemmell and George R R Martin.
I try to be as impartial as possible in reviewing books, so instead of giving a plain rating when I’ve read something, I score the book in a number of different areas (characters, world, plot and more) and then produce a calculated rating based on all of these factors together. The results are sometimes surprising even to me, but I find this to be a fairer way than a simple 5 star rating system. Writing a thousand plus word review is not always the easiest thing to do, so some of the reviews will be marked “full review” and those that aren’t will be a mini review of 200 words.