Reviews

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REVIEW: The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne

In Jed Herne’s The Thunder Heist, humanity has abandoned monster-infested land and taken to the Twisted Seas in colossal city-ships. Among these tangled masses of lashed-together boats, one stands out: Zorith, the only floating...

REVIEW: Notes from Small Planets by Nate Crowley

One thing I love about speculative fiction is the way that the stories we love also introduce us to interesting worlds that differ to lesser or greater extent from our familiar existence. Over time,...

REVIEW: Darkmage by M.L. Spencer

Grimdark can come in many forms. For most readers, they have a sense of dark and gritty fiction with plenty of swearing as well as violence. A strong sense of moral ambiguity is a...

REVIEW: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

I continue my The Stormlight Archive re-read with Words of Radiance, which is one of the finest fantasy novels that I’ve ever read. Everything that The Way of Kings did well, this book does...
Dead Man in a Ditch

REVIEW: Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold

Dead Man in a Ditch, Luke Arnold’s second book in the Fetch Phillips Archive, is a devastating and unforgiving story about redemption and regret that will keep you wanting more. It is a story that...

REVIEW: Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick by Jason “David Wong” Pargin

Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick by author Jason “David Wong” Pargin is the second installment in the Zoey Ashe series following 2016’s Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits. Just as it did in Futuristic Violence, the...

REVIEW: A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A.M. Justice

A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A.M. Justice is the sequel to A Wizard’s Forge that came out a couple of years ago. It follows Victoria of Ourtown’s adventures. Victoria has had a long road, starting...
The Lost & The Damned by Guy Haley

REVIEW: The Lost and The Damned by Guy Haley

Taking its name from the 1990 Realm of Chaos source book, The Lost and the Damned deals with the initial assault on Terra by the forces of the traitor Warmaster Horus. My usual disclaimer...
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

REVIEW: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling is a claustrophobic hybrid of horror and science fiction. On an impoverished mining planet with no hope for a better life, Gyre Price decides to fake her credentials...

REVIEW: The Solar War by John French

For those of us who’ve been long term fans of the Horus Heresy series, we’ve been waiting for the narrative to get to the climactic Siege of Terra for a long time. However, before...