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REVIEW: Those Above by Daniel Polansky

In Those Above by Daniel Polansky a perfect world for the near immortal god-like creatures and their human slaves sits atop piles of ever increasing human misery below where rebellion flares. In the surrounding...

REVIEW: Thieves’ War by Clayton Snyder

Clayton Snyder’s manic concoction of whimsical satire continues in his second installment of the Thieves’ Lyric series. Thieves’ War brings Cord and Nenn back together for their greatest heist yet. A heist that, if...

REVIEW: The Heron Kings’ Flight by Eric Lewis

The Heron Kings’ Flight is the second novel in Eric Lewis’ The Heron Kings series. I would like to thank independent publishing house Flame Tree Press and Eric Lewis for sending me an eARC...

REVIEW: The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean

The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean starts with a twenty-nine-year-old being refused booze at a corner shop because she does not have ID. As a young looking twenty-nine-year-old who still gets carded on a...

REVIEW: Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

Scott Lynch’s second novel in The Gentlemen Bastards Sequence, Red Seas Under Red Skies, picks up two years after the events at the end of The Lies of Locke Lamora. A new city brings...

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...

REVIEW: The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport

The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport is a debut straddling grimdark and epic fantasy in a slightly futuristic world. Set in a world inspired by the rich cultures of the African subcontinent, it tells...

REVIEW: Skallagrim – In the Vales of Pagarna by Stephen R. Babb

Two years ago I was given the chance to hear a new album by the band Glass Hammer entitled Dreaming City.  I was intrigued and within moments was able to become totally absorbed in...

REVIEW: Travels in the Dark by Jordan Loyal Short

Travels in the Dark by Jordan Loyal Short is the third and final novel in the Dreadbound Ode. The Dreadbound Ode is a fascinating mix of space opera, dark fantasy, and politics that reminds...

REVIEW: Ruin by John Gwynne

The third instalment in the epic The Faithful and The Fallen series by John Gwynne is Ruin. This review will not contain spoilers for Ruin but I strongly suggest you do not read it...