A Year of Orenda – Betrayal by Lilja Sigurðardóttir – trns Quentin Bates

A Year of Orenda – Betrayal by Lilja Sigurðardóttir – trns Quentin Bates

It's the final month of our Year of Orenda. Can you believe that? Me either. But what better way to recognise this fact, and that we are now on the final countdown to Christmas, than with a look at the three wonderful Icelandic authors of Orenda Books. It's also the perfect excuse to count down [...]

A Year of Orenda – The CWA Short Story Anthology: Mystery Tour

A Year of Orenda – The CWA Short Story Anthology: Mystery Tour

When is an Orenda Books not an Orenda Book? When it's published in conjunction with the Crime Writer's Association. Well, sort of. I first read the CWA Short Story Anthology: Mystery Tour back around its publication in 2017, not because it was an Orenda book but because it sounded like a great anthology featuring some [...]

A Year Of Orenda – A Song of Isolation by Michael J Malone

A Year Of Orenda – A Song of Isolation by Michael J Malone

It's the final day of Michael J Malone week and Mandie has her review of A Song of Isolation, his latest novel. This is such a timely novel, the theme one that many people will recognise and handled in the author's usual careful and beautifully written style. I reviewed it earlier this year as part [...]

A Year of Orenda – In The Absence of Miracles by Michael J Malone

A Year of Orenda – In The Absence of Miracles by Michael J Malone

Day four of Michael J Malone week and Mandie is sharing her thoughts on In The Absence Of Miracles, a book I don't mind admitting took me quite by surprise. Emotional, and hard hitting, it is another example of how powerful Michael J Malone's writing can be. You can read my thoughts here, but do [...]

A Year Of Orenda – After He Died by Michael J Malone

A Year Of Orenda – After He Died by Michael J Malone

Day three of Michael J Malone week and it's back to Mandie for her thoughts on After He Died. We're both quite familiar with some of the settings in this book now, so I'm as intrigued as you all are to hear her thoughts on how Mr Malone has recreated it on the page. You [...]