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Fabienne Schwizer

Fabienne can usually be found with her nose in a book or two. Most of her life revolves around words, be that reading, writing, or editing. You can find more of her ramblings over on www.libridraconis.com, where she also reviews YA books and more lighthearted Fantasy and Science Fiction, as @FLSchwizer on Twitter, and @libri_draconis on Instagram. If you're curious about what she is currently reading, check out www.goodreads.com/libridraconis.

REVIEW: Beasts & Beauty by Soman Chainani

Beasts & Beauty by Soman Chainani is an interesting collection. It’s probably the youngest book I’ve reviewed for Grimdark Magazine, as these retold fairy tales sit between middle grade and young adult for the...

An interview with Soman Chainani

Soman Chainani is a bit of an unusual guest for Grimdark Magazine. He is mainly known for the series The School for Good and Evil, a long-running middle grade fantasy series, which has sold...

REVIEW: Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo

Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo is one of those delicious books that coast by on vibes more than anything else. Set in Appalachia, this is a story of love and loss, of mystery and...

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REVIEW: Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise

There are quite a few books inspired by Peter Pan coming out this year. While most of them are on the YA end of the spectrum, Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise is the grown-up...

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REVIEW: Sword Stone Table – ed. Swapna Krishna and Jenn Northington

Sword Stone Table is an anthology based on Arthurian legends. Editors Swapna Krishna and Jenn Northington have consciously taken an approach to diversify this very traditional European corpus with the help of a fantastic...

REVIEW: The Wood Bee Queen by Edward Cox

I think the best way to describe The Wood Bee Queen by Edward Cox is to say that it’s a children’s fantasy adventure for adults. This does not mean that it’s a childish book...

REVIEW: Blackheart Knights by Laure Eve

New interpretations of Arthurian myths are hardly new by definition. These stories have been reshaped and told for centuries. In the last few years alone there have been countless variations – from Lavie Tidhar’s...

An Interview with Laure Eve

Laure Eve is probably most well-known for The Graces duology, a contemporary YA fantasy about teens discovering witchcraft. But now she has gone into truly grimdark adult territory with Blackheart Knights, her new reinterpretation...

REVIEW: Threadneedle by Cari Thomas

Visually, the proof of Threadneedle by Cari Thomas is one of the most stunning advance copies I’ve been sent. The cover looks like embroidery, to match main character Anna’s magic, based on threads and...

REVIEW: The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper

The Wolf Den tells the story of Amara, a slave owned by the brothel keeper in Pompeii. Born the daughter of a doctor in Greece, she is highly educated, beautiful and determined to fight...