REVIEW: Not Saying Goodbye by Boris Akunin

Not Saying Goodbye is the last of the Erast Fandorin books by Boris Akunin. It must operate thus both as a farewell and a fitting capstone for a long running...
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REVIEW: Not Saying Goodbye by Boris Akunin

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #2

Vampire: The Masquerade the comic is a new series by Tim Seeley and published by Vault comics that is set in the World of Darkness setting. The World of Darkness...
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REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #2

Where to read your favourite authors for free (without being a pirate bastard)

Let's face it, if you download people's books without paying for them, and without the author or publisher's permission to download them for free, you are a pirate bastard. It's...
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Where to read your favourite authors for free (without being a pirate bastard)

REVIEW: The Reverie by Peter Fehervari

The Reverie by Peter Fehervari was released (fittingly!) on the 31st of October, the first of his novels in the Warhammer Horror line. As with all Peter Fehervari's work, it...
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REVIEW: The Reverie by Peter Fehervari

REVIEW: The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume One ed. Paula Guran

It’s just past spooky season and there’s no better time for an anthology of The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. Paula Guran has been editing The Year’s Best Dark...
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REVIEW: The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume One ed. Paula Guran

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #1

Vampire: The Masquerade is one of the seminal tabletop RPGs, ranking up there with Dungeons and Dragons or Call of Cthulhu for cultural influence among geeks. It created the Gothic Punk...
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REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #1

REVIEW: Seraphina’s Lament by Sarah Chorn

Seraphina's Lament is a grimdark novel written by longtime book reviewer and blogger Sarah Chorn (Bookworm Blues). I've always been a fan of her reviews and was interested in what...
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REVIEW: Seraphina’s Lament by Sarah Chorn

REVIEW: Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne kicks off his latest series with the impressive Ink & Sigil; an urban fantasy set in modern-day Glasgow. Although taking place in the same world as his Iron...
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REVIEW: Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

REVIEW: Nophek Gloss by Essa Hansen

Nophek Gloss is a story that pushes the boundlessness of the reader's imagination. It is innovative, harsh, extraordinary, and it is science fiction at its best.  I am not sure...
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REVIEW:  Nophek Gloss by Essa Hansen

Interview with dark fantasy legend Steven Erikson

Ask somebody about dark fantasy to rival the epic scale of Game of Thrones and I'd be pretty surprised if somebody didn't mention Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen...
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Interview with dark fantasy legend Steven Erikson
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Can Magic be Science by another name?

The fantasy of my reading youth all fell into the category we would now call ‘soft magic’. It had no rules and no structure beyond the occasional dusty tome or wizarding school. If someone...

REVIEW: Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Warren Ellis

Spider Jerusalem of Transmetropolitan is the hero you did not know that you needed. Brash and deranged, Spider yells at the top of his lungs things that make you uncomfortable. And, if you are...

REVIEW: Shadowheart by Tad Williams

At the beginning of Shadowheart, Princess Briony is with Prince Eneas of Syan’s Temple Dogs as she looks to return to take her rightful seat of power at Southmarch. Elsewhere, Prince Barrick is with...

REVIEW: The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron

The Dread Wyrm is my favourite of the Traitor Son Cycle so far. It is a phenomenal book with epic pacing and some scenes that I will never forget. If you like books inspired...

REVIEW: Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse follows protagonist Maggie Hoskie as she lives and battles in the “sixth world.” The Sixth World is the age that has come after climate change and the big floods...

REVIEW: The Nine by Terry Cloutier

They say that you should never judge a book by its cover. Yet that’s the precise reason why I picked up The Nine by indie Canadian novelist Terry Cloutier. The title is also reminiscent...

REVIEW: Shadowrise by Tad Williams

Shadowrise smoothly picks up the action following the events that concluded Shadowplay. Princess Briony has revealed her true identity to the important players at the court in the Kingdom of Syan. Prince Barrick is...

REVIEW: The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

Now forgive me for this but BERNARD CORNWELL WRITING UHTRED IS SO DAMN GOOD. I really can’t express how good The Pagan Lord is or do it any justice, but I’ll give it a go....

REVIEW: The God Engines by John Scalzi

“It is time to whip a God,” John Scalzi wrote in this Hugo Award-nominated novella, The God Engines. The God Engines, is a lot of things. Dark and cruel, fantasy, horror, and religion all blended in...

REVIEW: Broken Angels by Richard K Morgan

Takeshi Kovacs is back in Broken Angels, this time leading the men and women of Carrera’s Wedge into a meat grinder battle on Sanction IV. And this time he’s fighting for the Protectorate (well,...