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REVIEW: Pan’s Labyrinth

Fairy tales are seen as the foundation for fantasy – the source of magical, fantastical stories that have been told for centuries. They are tales told to make sense of the world around us;...

REVIEW: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Red Sister is a classic of modern fantasy, a perfectly crafted and beautifully written opening to Mark Lawrence’s Book of the Ancestor trilogy, which centers on a cast of young novices training to become...

REVIEW: The King’s Blood by Daniel Abraham

The King’s Blood is another strong entry in Abraham’s politically charged, character-driven fantasy series, The Dagger and the Coin. The Dragon’s Path helped get me out of a reading slump and The King’s Blood...

REVIEW: Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

The Broken Empire trilogy comes to a Shakespearean end in Emperor of Thorns, which finds Mark Lawrence soaring to new literary heights as Jorg Ancrath deepens his understanding of this post-apocalyptic world and seeks...