Book Review: The Axe & Grindstone by Paul Phipps-Williams

Just spent the afternoon curled up on the sofa binge reading “The Axe & Grindstone” by Paul Phipps-Williams.

Blurb: “Have you ever fancied running a pub? What about two pubs? And what if they were in different dimensions?Enter Mark Adams who is in serious need of a pint. Now the fabled landlord of Peacebattle, he’s the only person who can stop the world from screaming for the rest of time.

But why chose a loser to save the world? What is the truth at the heart of the Binding Brothers’ dark religion and the monsters who thrive in its heart? And will Mark survive long enough to remember the most important advice of his entire career: Don’t scream. Whatever you do. Don’t scream.”

Immersive fantasy with horror themes, reminding me of Terry Brooks in style. I found the characters well developed and engaging from the outset and it kept me binge reading. There were some genuinely creepy moments. Slipping through dimensions, I’d love to read more from this universe.

Thank you for Bad Ink Press for this eArc copy, out on the 31st of October. Amazon link

5/5 Imaginative and creepy but with characters you care about.

About thewytchinghourblog

I'm a horror loving librarian with the need to share reviews of everything horror, gore and spooky related. I'm an avid reader of books, mainly horror, definitely supernatural. I'm a pagan and like to define myself as an eclectic witch. Halloween/Samhain is my favourite time of year from everything pumpkin spiced, the scent of decay and the veil between worlds thinning. So, here we are to share all things blood splattered, things that go bump in the night and crawl out of the darkness.
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