South of Tasmania sits The Wheel. It is the largest mountain in the world, almost triple the height of Everest. Accompanied by a small island, complete with its own formidable peak, The Wheel has been conquered by only one man – American billionaire climber Walter Richman.Continue reading “Book Review: Man and nature collide in Andrew McGahan’s final work, The Rich Man’s House“
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since Helen Scheuerer wrapped up The Oremere Chronicles with the action-packed War of Mist. But Scheuerer isn’t about to let fans struggle through isolation without the company of Bleak, Henri, and the gang.
Hitting bookshelves yesterday, Dawn of Mist takes place before the events of the Amazon best-selling series. Consisting of sixteen short stories – some released during The Oremere Chronicles original run, as well some unique to this collection – it’s a loving tribute to a band of characters that have captivated readers over the last few years.Continue reading “Book Review: Return to Ellest with Helen Scheuerer’s Dawn of Mist“
In the 1950s, a young woman meets Barry Humphries on a ship. Two women text about their difficult, isolated mother. A newly elected hard right politician unleashes upon the press. And as the world burns, a wife from the “better suburbs” begs for a place in an exclusive gated community.Continue reading “Book Review: A Couple of Things Before the End is an astonishing debut collection from Sean O’Beirne”