Just been asked for a compilation of quotes for the cover of HARDRCORE, due out January 2010 by (the new) SOLARIS BOOKS. This is what I came up with (and I didn’t realise so many nice people had said so many nice things- blush):
“War Machine is like the collected hardware spank banks of Chris Foss, Neal Asher and Jeremy Clarkson all mashed into one” – DEATH RAY magazine on WAR MACHINE.
“Kell’s Legend is a novel of power and scope, able to stand as a worthy successor to the Gemmell crown.” – SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS on KELL’S LEGEND.
“Biohell can stake a claim as the finest viral nightmare since 28 Days Later … Those with a sensitive stomach should be warned: this book may represent some kind of first in its graphic, and gruesome, depiction of a zombie vagina” – SFX magazine on BIOHELL.
“Blood-spattered ultraviolence” – SFX magazine on WAR MACHINE.
“The scene is set for a hard-hitting, galaxy-spanning, no-holds-barred, old-fashioned action adventure yarn, laced with almost self-parodic brutality”- THE GUARDIAN on WAR MACHINE.
“I dived straight in, emerging a couple of days later – with a grin on my face… an engaging, fast paced cocktail of violence and intrigue that grabs you right from the outset and doesn’t let go until you run out of pages.”- My Favourite Books
“Kell’s Legend is loosely based on the traditional fantasy story, brave but world weary warrior type who just wants to retire from any bloodshed and finds himself forced to use his talents of destruction. This tradition though is then bashed on the head and burried 6 feet deep with inclusion of the clockwork vampires creating a blend of fantasy horror and fantastic fight scenes. I mean really top quality fight scenes. One of Gemmell’s most redeeming qualities as an author was his ability to write about fighting and war to such a degree that you almost felt like rushing through his novels to get to those bits. Kell’s Legend fight scenes live up to this quality and elevate the novel way above the standard fare. Kell’s Legend is a novel of power and scope, able to stand as a worthy successor to the Gemmell crown. ***** “– Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
“Kell’s Legend’ is a roller coaster ride of a book that grabbed me right from the first page and tore off at a rate of knots like I hadn’t seen in a long time.” – Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review