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REVIEW: Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw

Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw is a rare gem in what I’ve always felt should have been a larger genre: the Cthulhu Mythos detective novel. I’ve played a few video games with the...

REVIEW: A Grave for Us All by Michael Roberti

Chaos now rules the kingdom of Harfal. The Reach is swarming with bandits and AWOL soldiers. Death has spawned horrors from the Sparse Forest. As its government is caught in deadlock, civil war is...

REVIEW: The Butcher of the Forest by Premee Mohamed

Veris Thorn has seen death. She had survived the war and the tyranny that never ended. As a woman nearing forty, she knows suffering. It is why she cherishes her remaining family and keeps...

REVIEW: Candle Children by M.J. Baker

Gangs of orphaned children provide flickers of light amidst the dark world of Candle Children, M.J. Baker’s bleak paranormal fantasy. The largest of these gangs, the Candle Children, is led by Beth Lansdown, a...

REVIEW: Old Moon Quarterly – Vol. 5

Old Moon Quarterly has returned with its third installment of the year. Like previous issues, OMQ serves up an intriguing mix of grimdark and weird sword & sorcery fiction. Vol. 5 cover artist Derek...

REVIEW: Shadows of Nyn’Dira by H.C. Newell

H.C. Newell mines new emotional depths in Shadows of Nyn’Dira, the third entry in her dark epic fantasy series, Fallen Light. Shadows of Nyn’Dira builds upon her already strong worldbuilding and character development from...

REVIEW: Thralls of a Tyrant God by Mars G. Everson

Thralls of a Tyrant God is book one of The God Engine series – a dark fantasy epic from Mars G. Everson. Blending elements of sci-fi and fantasy, this debut novel introduces a world...

REVIEW: Night Angel Nemesis by Brent Weeks

Night Angel Nemesis is the latest novel from bestselling fantasy author Brent Weeks and marks a return to the world of his debut trilogy. The Night Angel Trilogy of The Way of Shadows, Shadow’s Edge, and Beyond the Shadows was released...

REVIEW: The Liar’s Knot by M.A. Carrick

If the defining term for The Masks of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick is ‘subterfuge’, then its sequel, The Liar’s Knot can summarily be defined by ‘found family’—specifically, the main characters and their bond between...