Reviews

REVIEW: The True Bastards by Jonathan French

The True Bastards from author Jonathan French continues the tale started in his wonderful The Grey Bastards novel that began as a self-published title before strong word of mouth and reviews led to Orbit...
Bayou Baby by Renee Miller

REVIEW: Bayou Baby by Renee Miller

New Orleans and its surrounding swamps form the setting for Bayou baby, a highly original and disturbing novel by Canadian author Renee Miller, who mainly writes grim, dark stories that often stray into horror,...

REVIEW: The Sin of America by Cathrynne M. Valente

What is the sin of America?  “There’s a woman outside of Sheridan and she is eating the sin of America.” That is the question of The Sin of America by Cathrynne M. Valente, and...
project hail mary

REVIEW: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Andy Weir, the author of The Martian and Artemis, brings us another dose of science fiction fun with Project Hail Mary. And when I say fun, I mean fun. His stories aren’t light and fluffy, his protagonists are...
the demon

REVIEW: The Demon by Douglas Nicholas

I heard from another reader that this story was quite short, although it also sounded quite compelling. After reading it I wrongly assumed (due to it being so short) that it must have been...

REVIEW: Church by Renee Miller

The last book I read by Renee Miller was Eat The Rich, an amusing and thought-provoking account about aliens taking over Earth. It was a yarn as packed with intrigue as it was filled...

REVIEW: The Part About the Dragon Was (Mostly) True by Sean Gibson

A bard’s job is to tell a story. Beyond that, whether the story is true or not is relative. While most good bards will want some element of truth in the tales to give...
red in tooth and claw

REVIEW: Red in Tooth and Claw by Ryan Howse

Red in Tooth and Claw is one of the most tension-filled novels I have ever read. Reading it was like feeling the vibrating inside when you are shaking with fright—being a caged bird bashing itself...

REVIEW: Kin of Cain by Matthew Harffy

I don’t think I would be doing this little gem of a novella much justice if I described it as follows: a band of five warriors are ordered by their king to hunt down...

REVIEW: Paternus: Wrath of Gods by Dyrk Ashton

Paternus: Wrath of Gods is a continuation of the epic urban fantasy tale from book 1, Paternus: Rise of the Gods. As many authors suffer a Sophmore slump or a slowing of tone as they fill in...