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REVIEW: Freakslaw by Jane Flett

Jane Flett’s debut, Freakslaw, is an odd duck. Revelling itself in the weird (and sometimes non-sensical), this circus-set novel is more Stephen King than wholesome family entertainment. It’s not quite a horror novel or...

REVIEW: The Hidden Queen by Peter V. Brett

The Hidden Queen by Peter V. Brett The Hidden Queen is the second instalment in Peter V. Brett’s epic fantasy series, The Nightfall Saga, was released in March 2024. I picked up The Hidden...

REVIEW: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a dark masterpiece of magical realism, establishing Japanese author Haruki Murakami as one of the world’s foremost voices in speculative fiction and a perennial contender for the Nobel Prize...

REVIEW: Murder at Spindle Manor by Morgan Stang

Murder at Spindle Manor is an ingeniously constructed murder mystery by Morgan Stang and winner of Mark Lawrence’s ninth Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO9). Set inside a creepy mansion in a dark gaslamp fantasy world,...

REVIEW: Empire of the Damned by Jay Kristoff

Empire of the Damned continues the bloody and unforgiving tale of the silversaint Gabriel de Leon. Gabriel remains the prisoner of the vampire Margot, the Empress of Wolves and Men, and she wishes for...

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REVIEW: Universal Monsters: Dracula #3 by James Tynion IV (W) and Martin Simmonds (A)

If the arresting front cover of Universal Monsters: Dracula #3 by Martin Simmonds doesn’t tell you all you need to know about this issue and this series authored by James Tynion IV, then I...

REVIEW: Universal Monsters: Dracula #1 by James Tynion IV (W) and Martin Simmonds (A)

Mother of God.  Mother of God.  Reading Universal Monsters: Dracula #1 is like mainlining your illicit drug of choice straight into your temporal lobe.  And then doing it again, and again, and yet again,...

REVIEW: A Fortress of Grey Ice by J.V. Jones

A Fortress of Grey Ice is the second entry in J.V. Jones’ Sword of Shadows series. The novel is another impressive character-driven epic fantasy, continuing the action that was introduced with A Cavern of...

REVIEW: A War to End All by Michael R. Fletcher and Clayton Snyder

Eight years after the publishing world gifted us with the magnificent Beyond Redemption and six years after The Mirror’s Truth, we finally have Michael R Fletcher’s conclusion to the Manifest Delusions trilogy. A War...

REVIEW: Stimulant

Stimulant is a 2023 Canadian science fiction/cyberpunk movie. It has strong vibes like the Channel 4/AMC show Humans as well as David Cage video game Detroit: Become Human. Basically, it has elements of Blade...

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