Al Burke

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Al was born in Dublin, Ireland, but moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2009 with his wife and baby daughter. Now the proud (and active) father of two children, Al pays the bills by working in his local library. Al is the author of The King is Dead, an epic fantasy novel recently published by Bella Tulip Publishing. With his first novel under his belt, Al plans to release at least one more in 2017, including a series of short stories.

Al's favourite genres are fantasy, science fiction and horror.

Al is a huge fan of mythology, and his future works will incorporate different legends.

Al has a degree in Philosophy, with particular interest in Morality and Philosophies of Freedom.

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We’ve reached book eight in this massive romp through Norse mythology (and beyond), and Odin’s efforts to defy Ragnarok look to be in vain. He endeavours to cast off the yoke of urd and defy the strands woven by the … Continue reading →
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Priest of Bones by Peter McLean
" I received this book via First to Read in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher!

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The Priest of Bones is the first novel of a grim dark fantasy trilogy reminiscent of The Godfather smashed with Peaky Blinders. It is h..." Read more of this review »
Priest of Bones by Peter McLean
"Full review is here, on my blog!~

Wow this book was really engaging and hard to put down!

This is the story (mostly) of Tomas Piety, who is the leader of the Pious Men, a sort of crime syndicate or gang. He, his brother and their men were conscripte..." Read more of this review »
" Feel like I'm cheating by reading historical fiction lately, but I'm now reading The Burning Stone by Jack Whyte

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One of the finest mythology/fantasy series on the block.

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There are certain themes that I've always deeply enjoyed in fantasy, and while they do not exist to the exclusion of others and I have enjoyed a wide range, The Traitor God hit upon several themes that hark back to some of my e..." Read more of this review »
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An assured and complex debut novel with a main protagonist of questionable loyalty and morals that, despite yourself, you can't help but love.
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Peter  Flannery
“A silence settled over the city, a silence that spoke of twenty thousand equally sad goodbyes: lover to lover, mother to son, and father to confused and frightened child. They promised to be careful. They promised to return. But a soldier cannot keep such promises. He can only hope that they come true.”
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“The lesson of history is that no one learns.”
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“Every decision you make can change the world. The best life is the one the gods don't notice. You want to live free, boy, live quietly."
"I want to be a soldier. A hero."
"You'll grow out of it.”
Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon

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“I admit, this sector is full of assholes,” Judith muttered. “Not just this sector. I’ve been to the others. They’re all full of assholes. Every last one of them.”
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