Reviews

REVIEW: Sabbath by Nick Mamatas

Sabbath by Nick Mamatas is a death metal band rolled in a taquito. It is strange, addictive, probably bad for your arteries, and at times makes you want to headbang to some Slayer. These...

REVIEW: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water is the new fantasy novella from British Fantasy Award and Hugo winner, Zen Cho. The story follows a small gang of “roving contractors” (aka bandits)...

REVIEW: Gideon’s Curse by David Niall Wilson

David Niall Wilson is a horror writer that I have a particular affection for. Full confession time: I’ve worked with his publishing house and on a collection of Lovecraft short stories with him. He’s...

REVIEW: Camelot by Giles Kristian

James’ Review: I received an uncorrected proof copy of Camelot in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Giles Kristian and Bantam Press for the opportunity. Set ten years after the...

REVIEW: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree is an epic fantasy jewel of a novel. It features terrific characters, stunning set-pieces and a brilliantly crafted grand and picturesque world. Throughout this tale, we follow four...

REVIEW: Winter’s Fire by Giles Kristian

The Gjallarhorn blows, Winter’s Fire calls you to read the Saga within its pages, the fierce battles upon its seas and the violent but brilliant band of characters that accompany Sigurd Haraldsson on his...

REVIEW: 10,000 Bones by Joe Ollinger

Joe Ollinger’s timing of 10,000 Bones is just right. The science fiction genre is saturated with dystopian novels that ask questions of the reader, “What if there were no water? Or Food? Or Sunlight?”...

REVIEW: Saint’s Blood by Sebastien de Castell

Saint’s Blood is the almighty penultimate entry into the Greatcoats series. Grab your bow, grab your broadsword or rapier, grab your greatcoat, fore the Saints are dying and the Gods are coming. “Why is...

REVIEW: Echo Cycle by Patrick Edwards

A dystopian reimagining of a Europe falling apart, Echo Cycle is a novel in a class of its own. Patrick Edwards draws a vivid image of what could happen to a future after Brexit,...

REVIEW: An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard seems like a straightforward dark magic story, but it is anything but. If you are just reading the description of this story, on the surface it looks...