Reviews

REVIEW: Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher

In Michael R. Fletcher’s Smoke and Stone, the entirety of mankind dwells within the city of Bastion. Surrounded by crimson sands and sculpted from a single, seamless piece of rock by the hands of...

REVIEW: The House of Night and Chain by David Annandale

Horrific influences and elements permeate every facet of the Warhammer Universe–from the old World of Warhammer Fantasy, to the Realms of Age of Sigmar, and on to the grimdark future of Warhammer 40,000. From...

REVIEW: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Tamsyn Muir’s debut novel, Gideon the Ninth is a dark, irreverent, bonkers and beautiful story featuring competing necromancers, duelling cavaliers, and a protagonist with a genuinely unique point of view. When the Emperor invites...

REVIEW: Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

Sword of Destiny is a slavic fantasy book that contains the brilliance captured by the video game series, as well as the repertoire of characters that Andrzej Sapkowski has at his disposal. This second...

REVIEW: Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller

Onslaught of Madness was my second foray into the world of Perilisc, as told by the gifted author Jesse Teller. I’ve also reviewed Song by the same author for Grimdark Magazine. While Song introduced us...

REVIEW: Sons of Thunder by Giles Kristian

In the name of Odin, Sons of Thunder is a mind-blowing and shield-bashingly good book. The second instalment in the Raven series, Giles Kristian has crafted a rich tale that has everyone you want...

REVIEW: Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call

Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call is the book I have been waiting for all year. Ainnevog, let’s call him Annev, is a boy with a simple but not easy path before him....

REVIEW: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish is the first chapter in the epic Witcher series, opening Geralt’s tale with a brutal and fun bang. Book 1 of the Witcher introduces the slavic high-fantasy land teeming with faerie...

REVIEW: Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

The Liveship Traders is the second trilogy in Robin Hobb’s The Realm of the Elderlings saga. After a couple of false starts, I ended up loving The Farseer Trilogy. I adored the tale of...

REVIEW: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian

Blood Eye is a grim and gritty tale of ferocious Norse raiders in the 9th century. It has bone-crunching action sequences and a Norse flavour that will leave you desperate to don your ring-maille...