Reviews

REVIEW: Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan

A decade on from the events of the magnificent Powdermage trilogy we return to Brian McClellan’s brilliant world of military flintlock fantasy in Sins of Empire. The Adran-Kez war is over, but new problems...

REVIEW: Fate of Madness by Jesse Teller

Here we go, the final doorstop of a volume in the massive tetralogy by Jesse Teller, Fate of Madness. After the first three tomes, Onslaught of Madness, Wrath of Madness, and Plight of Madness,...

REVIEW: Wolf of Wessex by Matthew Harffy

In The Wolf Of Wessex, Matthew Harffy picks up a theme which has worked well in other genres and applies it to Dark Ages England. The theme I’m referring to is that of the...
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REVIEW: The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng by K.S Villoso

The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng is the third and final book in K.S. Villoso’s Chronicles of the Bitch Queen trilogy. The structure of this one, more than either of its predecessors, feels like three separate...

REVIEW: The Maleficent Seven by Cameron Johnston

The Maleficent Seven from author Cameron Johnston is an interesting, bloody, action-packed novel that starts big and doesn’t let up. Starting at a point where most novels would end, The Maleficent Seven brings a...

REVIEW: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

R.F. Kuang’s The Poppy War, a fantasy novel inspired by the darkest chapters of China’s twentieth century, tells the story of small-town war orphan Fang Runin (aka Rin). Rin’s life goes from bad to...

REVIEW: The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay

The Lions of Al-Rassan is a beautifully written book filled with brutality, philosophy, religion, history, and romance. Guy Gavriel Kay, for most of his novels, occupies an interesting place between historical fiction and fantasy;...

REVIEW: The Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley

Brian Staveley’s The Empire’s Ruin is a solid and enjoyable return to the dark and vivid world of the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series. In the first novel of his new trilogy, Staveley...

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...

REVIEW: Peculiarities by David Liss

Peculiarities is a celebration of the strange and the absurd. This alternative historical novel poses the question- what would happen if occult magics were real? Author David Liss answers this question in an immersive read that is...