Reviews

REVIEW: The Son by Philipp Meyer

The Son is an epic novel that scales the history of the American west over three generations of a family, the McCulloughs. It is an instant classic, a masterpiece and a heartbreaking story that...

REVIEW: For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell

Ciaphas Cain, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!! Yes, all three exclamation points are necessary. Combining grimdark and humor is something that is very risky but awesome when done correctly. As Mel Brooks said, “Tragedy is...

REVIEW: The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Kingdom of Liars in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Nick Martell and Gollancz for the opportunity. The Kingdom of Liars, the...

REVIEW: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel takes the best parts of the dystopian science fiction and fantasy genre and does one thing most books can’t, give the reader hope. Generally, In speculative fiction, I...

REVIEW: Valdor: Birth of the Imperium by Chris Wraight

Black Library’s books chronicling life in the grim darkness of the future usually fall under two basic timelines: the traditional 40th millennium of Warhammer 40K, and the 30th millennium, during which the tragedy of...

REVIEW: God of Vengeance by Giles Kristian

God of Vengeance is indeed a tale of vengeance, one that is as bloody and brutal as an evening in Valhalla. This is the first of 3 tales in the saga of Sigurd (The...

REVIEW: Chasing Graves by Ben Galley

Ben Galley’s epic story, Chasing Graves is the quintessential grimdark fantasy: Dark and brooding characters, check. Inhospitable political climate, check. Violence, check. Fantastic plot, check. The world-building is exceptional. Galley has created a city...

REVIEW: The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Doors of Eden in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Adrian Tchaikovsky and Tor for the opportunity. Four years ago, young lovers...

REVIEW: Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski

Time of Contempt, the second full-length novel in The Witcher universe continues where Blood of Elves left off, and thrust us back into the world that is now teeming with politics and inter-race war....

REVIEW: The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso

Bitch, Queen, whore, warrior, wife, and mother: In The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso, Talyien aren dar Orenar is all of these and so much more. K.S. Villoso’s debut novel and the first novel of...