Monday, November 16, 2009

Book Review: The Silver Skull by Mark Chadbourn

The Silver Skull (Swords of Albion)

My review is now up on

There are times when you read a book that’s so amazing to you that you feel the author had you personally in mind when they wrote it, that’s exactly how I feel about Mark Chadbourn’s The Silver Skull. The Silver Skull is set in an alternate version of the Elizabethan England period. The story follows Will Swyfte the greatest spy England has ever known. He’s handsome, daring, smart and dangerous. He’s everything a great spy should be. With Spain on the brink of war with England and the Unseelie court pulling strings behind the curtains; Will has been tasked with saving the whole of England from certain doom. Sounds kind of silly does it not? The core of the story is indeed a spy/adventure story. On the surface the plot does feel a little like an Elizabethan James Bond novel, but in reality The Silver Skull is so much more than the rest of my review on

The copy I used to review this book was sent to me by Pyr publishing. It was released in the US(11/05/09)


  1. Thanks for the excellent review - I'm very pleased with your response.

    Just to let you know, I'm currently hard at work on the sequel.

  2. Wow thanks for stopping my little blog. The main review will be up shortly on I like to post them here first unedited to share with friends and family..or whoever stops by.

    I was really blown away by this book. I had never read your work before...I will now remedy that mistake pronto. Congratulations on a job well done. Can't wait for the sequels!