Action & Adventure

Action and adventure fiction is the epitomy of escapist reading. Browse all our articles, starting with the most recent, featuring books that contain elements of action and adventure, whether it is travel, charting new frontiers, hunting down others or being hunted themselves. Often there is some sort of peril to evade, mystery to solve and/or justice to deliver.

Recent stand out reads in this genre for us include The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn and Janie Chang, Stuart Turton’s The Devil and the Dark Water and TJ Newman’s Falling, and then of course you can’t go wrong with the iconic bestsellers Life of Pi by Yann Martel, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. All these novels are guaranteed to entertain. There is a book to satisfy everyone’s quest for adventure from the safety and comfort your favourite reading chair.

To The Lions: Holly Watt takes no prisoners in Dagger winner

To The Lions: Holly Watt takes no prisoners in Dagger winner

Former journalist Holly Watt’s hard-hitting thriller To The Lions, is the first in her Casey Benedict series and winner of the 2019 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. Read on for our full review. To The Lions Synopsis Time, Sunday Times, Telegraph & Guardian…

PREY author L.A. Larkin on a pandemic book launch

PREY author L.A. Larkin on a pandemic book launch

Today we welcome author L.A. Larkin to discuss her new novel PREY and how the global pandemic has affected this book launch and her writing. Plus, thanks to Clan Destine Press and Bloodhound Books we have 2 ebook copies to giveaway worldwide….

All The Dead Stars by AK Alliss, The Pattern Codex 1: Engaging

All The Dead Stars by AK Alliss, The Pattern Codex 1: Engaging

All The Dead Stars (The Pattern Codex #1) is an engaging character-driven fantasy adventure novel from Australian author AK Alliss. Read on for our full review. All The Dead Stars Synopsis In the occupied province of De’Zhun, Ae-Tor, once a member…

Unconditional by Robert Glancy, Review: Deeply moving sequel

Unconditional by Robert Glancy, Review: Deeply moving sequel

Robert Glancy’s Unconditional is a funny yet also deeply moving sequel to his bestselling debut novel Terms & Conditions, about the power of love in all its forms. Unconditional Synopsis In Terms & Conditions, an amnesiac lawyer rebuilds his memory by…

The Twentieth Man by Tony Jones, Review: Taut political thriller

The Twentieth Man by Tony Jones, Review: Taut political thriller

In The Twentieth Man Tony Jones’ narrative setup, thrilling historical plot, depth of characterisation and literary prose had me enthralled. The Twentieth Man Synopsis Terrorism, politics and betrayals collide in this unputdownable, fast-paced thriller. In September 1972, journalist Anna Rosen takes an early…

Apple Island Wife by Fiona Stocker, Review: Refreshing humour

Apple Island Wife by Fiona Stocker, Review: Refreshing humour

Apple Island Wife: Slow Living in Tasmania is the delightful first memoir from Fiona Stocker, escaped Brit turned Tassie farm owner and freelance writer. Apple Island Wife Synopsis Slow Living in Tasmania What happens when you leave city life and move…

FORTUNE by Lenny Bartulin, Book Review: Gripping

FORTUNE by Lenny Bartulin, Book Review: Gripping

Fortune by Lenny Bartulin, is a gripping, globe-spanning historical epic. Read my full review. * Not to be confused with the 2021 Booker Prize-shortlisted The Fortune Men. Fortune Synopsis In 1806 Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Prussia. Beginning on the very day he…