Short Story: Penned #2 – Ruins of a Mastermind

Penn’s search for answers takes him deep into a subterranean stronghold, buried firmly beneath a hundred years of history. Little does he realise, however, the full extent that the past will come back to haunt him as he traverses through the dark and endless underground labyrinth.

Legend tells of a hidden crypt located in the centre of the maze – but just what does he hope to find inside? Powerful forces dating back to the dawn of time are about to be unearthed, and Penn’s understanding of the world around him may never be the same again…

Download: Penned #2 – Ruins of a Mastermind (bookfold)

Blogtor Who Digest – February 2017

A complete collection of my articles for Blogtor Who from February 2017


Happy Birthday to Who? – 1st February: Elisabeth Sladen

Happy Birthday to Who? – 16th February: Christopher Eccleston


Broadchurch Series 3 Episode 1


Top 5 Twelfth Doctor Stories (So Far…)

Top 5 Twelfth Doctor Moments (So Far…)

Top 5 Missy Moments of Mischief

Happy Valentine’s Day! Top 5 Doctor Who Kisses

Penned – 2017/18 Release Schedule


Happy 6th anniversary to The Rub-a-Duck Saga!

To celebrate, I can confirm that the”Penned” short stories will form a six-part series that chronicles Penn’s extraordinary journey following the events of A Quack in Time. Where will it lead him? Well… wait and see!

The next chapter in the series, “Ruins of a Mastermind”, will launch on 25th March 2017.

Here are all six titles, with intended release dates:

  1. The Nutquacker (Christmas 2016)
  2. Ruins of a Mastermind (March 2017)
  3. Quackdrophenia (Autumn 2017)
  4. Eternoël (Christmas 2017)
  5. Rich in Heart (2018)
  6. Rich in Spirit (2018)

Stay tuned! #Quack4More

Read it Now! 3,653 Nights: 10 Years of Sonic and the Secret Rings


Once upon a time, on the nineteenth night of February 2017, I had fallen fast asleep on my sofa. An issue of Sonic the Comic lay strewn out upon my face, its pages fluttering up and down in the makeshift breeze as my body gently breathed in and out. A fireplace roared away in the corner of the room as the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock permeated the silence. Eventually, the two hands pointed upwards and the simple staccato beats transformed into a melodic chime. A strange magic seemed to fill the air…

Read my full retrospective for Sonic and the Secret Rings by heading over to The Sonic Stadium!

Hands-On: Nintendo Switch


This weekend I had the opportunity to go hands on with Nintendo’s latest innovation – the console-meets-handheld hybrid known as the Switch!

At the 2 hour preview session at Boxxed in Birmingham, I was able to try out the machine in all of its different forms, as well as get to grips with a selection of launch window titles. The question is: from my brief play session with the Switch, do I think it will succeed where the Wii U faltered?

Read on, and find out!


Review: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE – Fortissimo Edition (Wii U)


Recently I wrote an article about my Top 5 Wii U games, which I posted on my blog a couple of weeks ago. While I still very much stand by my choices, in hindsight I think there’s one other game that’s at least deserving of an honourable mention. If only I’d actually played it by then! This isn’t a new game, but it is new to me… and I really wish I’d discovered this gem sooner.


Blogtor Who Digest – January 2017

Doctor Who Digest is regenerating for 2017!

A complete collection of my articles for Blogtor Who from January 2017


Happy Birthday to Who? – 8th January: William Hartnell

Happy Birthday to Who? – 20th January: Tom Baker

Happy Birthday to Who? – 22nd January: John Hurt

Victoria Original Soundtrack Now on Spotify & iTunes


Peter Capaldi: A Tribute to Twelve

Top Ten: New Doctor Who Series (2005-2015)


Doctor Who Series 10 is just a few months away now – but how do I think the revived version of the show has fared so far?

Let’s find out, as I rank the first nine (and a bit) seasons of new Doctor Who to date…