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REVIEW: Nettle and Bone by T. Kingfisher

T. Kingfisher is a Hugo and Nebula Award winning author, and Nettle and Bone is her latest deliciously dark adult fantasy offering. Nettle and Bone is a standalone novel, expanding on of the world...

Mark Lawrence: Endings

Endings are difficult. I thought perhaps that someone famous and wise had said that, and that with the aid of Google I might be able to quote them, and seem wise by association. But...

REVIEW: The Girl and the Moon by Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence, the Gemmell Award winning author, master wright of trilogies, curator of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off, and all round nice person has another great book out. I would like to thank Harper Voyager...

REVIEW: Brothers of the Wind by Tad Williams

Ineluki and Hakatri are brothers, scions of the House of Year-Dancing and princes among the Zida’ya of Asu’a. Brothers of the Wind takes place in Osten Ard, the same setting as Tad Williams’ series...

REVIEW: Rise of the Mages by Scott Drakeford

Rise of the Mages by first-time author Scott Drakeford is an epic fantasy story in the tradition of The Belgariad that will directly appeal to those who love the classic fantasy of that era....

REVIEW: Malice by John Gwynne

Malice is the debut novel from epic fantasy writer John Gwynne. It is the first of the four novels that make up The Faithful and the Fallen series, and when it was published in...

REVIEW: The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan

In Richard Swan’s new fantasy trilogy, starting with The Justice of Kings, a rich low magic world is brought to life through brilliant characters and their arcs. A mixture of detective work, dark fantasy,...

Best dark SFF books of 2021

Well, 2021 was pretty much another bag of sweaty dicks of a year with lockdowns, deaths, separation, isolation, bloody zoom meetings, and dead arms. However, the publishing industry great and small, despite paper shortages,...

REVIEW: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

The concluding volume of The Nevernight Chronicle has cemented the view in my mind that Jay Kristoff deserves to be placed among the great grimdark authors. Darkdawn is a brilliant conclusion to the trilogy,...

REVIEW: Legacy of Light by Matthew Ward

Matthew Ward’s Legacy series reaches its brutal conclusion in Legacy of Light. A book of personal, moral, and physical attrition, Legacy of Light continues the story of the Tressian republic and the Hadari empire, the lands...