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BOOK REVIEW – Defender by G X Todd

By Marty Mulrooney

Defender by G X Todd

Defender is the debut novel – the first of a planned four-part series – of British author G X Todd, a thirty-four year-old librarian from the West Midlands. Published today in the UK (12th January 2017) by Headline, it is set in a future where the majority of the population has gone insane due to the ‘voices’ in their heads. Following an unprecedented number of suicides and murders, the survivors have scattered across an American landscape gone to ruin. As the story begins, a young girl sits on the dusty roadside of this post-apocalyptic nightmare trying to sell homemade lemonade. She needs a ride. After days without luck, she’s close to giving up. Then a man with a gun comes along on a motorcycle and the voice inside his head suggests he should stop for a drink…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Cathy Brett (Author)

By Marty Mulrooney

CathyBrettInterview

Earlier this year, AMO reviewed Cathy Brett’s illustrated teen novel Ember Fury, describing it as “an enjoyable, wonderfully illustrated light read.” We weren’t the only ones impressed either: Ember Fury was recently shortlisted for The Young Minds Book Award. Her latest novel, a darkly comic horror story about a teenage ghost called Scarlett Dedd, was released in September 2010. AMO recently caught up with Cathy to have a chat about both books and her plans for Halloween…

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BOOK REVIEW – STORIES: All-New Tales edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio

By Marty Mulrooney

Stories

A few months ago I was lucky enough to be contacted by a Senior Press Officer from Headline, who offered  me a review copy of a new anthology of short stories complied and edited by bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity, I mean who wouldn’t?! However, it was always at the back of my mind that reviewing a collection of stories featuring 27 different authors would be a huge undertaking as a reviewer. Luckily, these guys (and gals) have made my job rather easy.

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