The Symmetry of Stars

Duelling in full armour one minute and embroidering flowers into a fine coat the next, this is a story of parallels and opposites, destiny and agency, nature and nurture. The Symmetry of Stars by Alex Myers follows two sets of twins, each pair the champions of opposing gods vying for control of the world. From … Continue reading The Symmetry of Stars

The Story of Silence

The Story of Silence by Alex Myers is a beautiful book, a fairy tale that’s full of heart, a joy to read. The Goodreads description‘s first paragraph sold me right away, rounded out with the perfect comparison titles: A knightly fairy tale of royalty and dragons, of midwives with secrets and dashing strangers in dark … Continue reading The Story of Silence

The Crow Folk

I adored The Crow Folk. Funny, spooky, witchy, and absolutely charming – I was captivated from start to finish. Set in a small Kent village populated with a charismatic cast of characters, Faye Bright stumbles across her late mother’s diary: ‘Here were rituals, magic, monsters, demons and, for some reason, a recipe for jam roly-poly.’ … Continue reading The Crow Folk