Rave Reviews Book Club is all about profiling, promoting and propelling its members and sometimes individuals get to step into the limelight for a whole day of star treatment on participating blogs. Today it’s my great delight and privilege to present one of RRBC’s most supportive people and the current Member of the Month, Adam Boustead, author of The Dragon Chronicles series.

Adam by Adam ~  My name is Adam Boustead. I am a blind writer. I write poetry and stories. Dragons sit on my shoulders and whisper their stories to me. I have a twin brother Christian Boustead, who is also a writer.

(all descriptions can be found on the individual Amazon pages)

firesideDragon Fireside Tales: Dragon Chronicles (Book 1)
intriguing, softly unsettling, but strangely hypnotic fantastical tales of the unexpected.


is the second book of The Dragon Chronicles, with poems and fantastical tales, which both disturb and intrigue.
poems inspired by recollections. Adam Boustead is a blind author who lives in Hanley, Staffordshire. This is his first collection of poems that he has published on his own.
A collection of mythical poems covering everything from Dragons to Unicorns. Written with twin brother Christian
Review of Dragon Fireside Tales (by Jan Hawke 19 Oct 2015)
I like variety and I love fantasy, so I’m a sucker for fantasy anthologies and always look out for them. This one didn’t disappoint and I really enjoyed the wide and eclectic collection of quirky, snappy tales and meaty, touching poems.
I have problems with the 5 star system – they really aren’t enough to get over the full ambient nuances of a book, so I always say why my 4 star ratings don’t reach a 5. Dragon Fireside Tales is a high 4 – if I had 10 to give it would get a 9. You HAVE to love it to give a 5 – but high 4’s are very lovable as well, except there’s a big enough ‘but’ to trip it up. So these are my fairly minor quibbles. As others have noted there’s a slight lack of polish, which is mainly grounded in the editorial and proofing department but are enough to jar you out of the ‘moment’ a little too often. The other is more subjective on stylistics and is the result of my own bias against ‘ta-dah’ endings. This didn’t happen a lot, but there were a couple of places in there that set my teeth on edge with a lack of sublety, or awkward execution. Small things only and, like I said they didn’t stop me enjoying the entire experience, particularly the poetry which was achingly evocative. I will certainly look for more reading pleasure from Adam Boustead’s pen and thoroughly recommend this diamond in the rough of a book to all lovers of inventive and ‘left field’ fantasy.


  1. I’m really glad you’re enjoying Milele Safari, Adam – I’m so lucky to have seen so much of Africa and wanted to do a good job with the descriptive bits without having to do an illustrated book so I truly appreciate you saying that you’re able to imagine the scenes from the words 😀


  2. thank you for this wonderful post and review I’m glad you liked it sorry it wasn’t quite perfect I’m slight dyslexics of them might have reasons to do with it I know I did put it to my publisher but we both human so maybe we missed something sorry about that could you let me know which store is you didn’t like what was wrong with the endings of something quite understand that I’m glad you love the poem is a keen we have rocketed out that’s not type raise the poems and then other so do you think I could keep the poems in other people say I should take them out because they Jordan from the stories what do you think thank you for wonderful you and post thank you for the wonderful review h

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    • You’re most welcome Adam 😀 I can send you some feedback about the ‘ta-dah’ thing, but that really is down to my own niggly preferences so really nothing much for you to worry over – as for typos and grammar… Really it’s impossible to get these immaculate, even if you have a big publishing house attending your every need, let alone when you’re treading the indie route and have other constraints to deal with. 🙂
      I can get back to you with more specific commentary in a few days time 😉


      • 😉 I suppose he’s talking couldn’t get that right I shouldn’t worry should I am thank you for it yes please give me feedback I can always improve with the other box thank you so much I’m also loving the Safari get a review when I can when I finish I mean when I finish reading it beautiful descriptions as a blind person these are important to me thank you

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