Reviews

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...

An Interview with Alicia Wanstall-Burke and Graham Austin-King

Two of the biggest legends in the indie author crew are getting married. They write dark fantasy, they are a great laugh, and they are from opposite sides of the planet. I caught up...

REVIEW: Threadneedle by Cari Thomas

Visually, the proof of Threadneedle by Cari Thomas is one of the most stunning advance copies I’ve been sent. The cover looks like embroidery, to match main character Anna’s magic, based on threads and...
a master of djinn

REVIEW: A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

P. Djèlí Clark writes lush masterworks, his newest book to his collection of stories in The Dead Djinn Universe is A Master of Djinn. And, much like his other short-form works, A Master of...

REVIEW: Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach is not a simple story. There is nothing subtle and simple about a middle-aged scientist with prosthesis octopus-like legs, time travel, ecological restoration, and culture dynamics. Nor is...

REVIEW: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg

I received a review copy of Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to T.A. Willberg and Trapeze Books for the opportunity and for inviting us to...

REVIEW: Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

Anno Dracula is the modern vampire classic by Kim Newman (The Vampire Genevieve). Set in the Victorian Era, it goes completely off the rails from the beginning as it has Dracula taking over the...

REVIEW: Norylska Groans by Michael R. Fletcher and Clayton W. Snyder

Grimdark steampunk Russian influenced fantasy set within an industrial city in a Russian flavored fantasy world with mob families competing over magical memory stones? I’m in! Norylska Groans is a fine fantasy collaboration between...