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REVIEW: Mushroom Blues by Adrian M. Gibson

Adrian M. Gibson completely breaks the mold of conventional storytelling in Mushroom Blues, a wonderfully weird, darkly disturbing and freakishly fungal sci-fantasy noir debut that is more dangerously addictive than any drug imaginable. In...

REVIEW: Bob the Wizard by M.V. Prindle

Bob the Wizard, the debut dark fantasy by M.V. Prindle, is a raucous ride featuring Robert Caplan, or Bob, as his friends know him. Bob is a chain-smoking recovering alcoholic, a foul-mouthed ex-garbage man...

REVIEW: The Ruptured Sky by Jessica A. McMinn

Filled with morally grey characters, rich yet mystifying lore, and thrilling action sequences, Jessica A. McMinn delivers everything you could ever wish for from a dark and gritty multi-POV epic fantasy in her brilliant...

REVIEW: The Way of Unity by Sarah K. Balstrup

Religion and politics collide in The Way of Unity, the dark fantasy debut from Sarah K. Balstrup and a semi-finalist in Mark Lawrence’s ninth Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO9). A psychic priesthood known as the...

REVIEW: The Last Bloodcarver by Vanessa Le

Vanessa Le’s The Last Bloodcarver is a Vietnamese-influenced YA fantasy. Set in a world in which rare blood magic allows wielders to heal, they are ostracised and hunted for their power. The fear of...

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REVIEW: Sawtooth by Steph Nelson

Sawtooth is Steph Nelson’s monstrously disquieting survival horror set in the Sawtooth Mountain Range of central Idaho. Named for the jagged shape of the range’s fifty-seven peaks, these remote mountains might also be home...

REVIEW: Redsight by Meredith Mooring

All Korinna wants to do is stay alive. And live in peace. But she’s a Redseer, a blind priestess with the power to manipulate space and time. In the hostile world of Meredith Mooring’s...

REVIEW: Curious Tides by Pascale Lacelle

If you’re like me and love books (almost) as much as physical objects than you do as stories, Curious Tides by Pascale Lacelle should be on your to-buy list. A dark academia story about...

REVIEW: Sun of Blood and Ruin by Mariely Lares

Set in post-conquest Mexico, Mariely Lares’ Sun of Blood and Ruin is a fast-paced, smart historical fantasy. It is built around a multi-layered reimagining of the Zorro legend – the masked vigilante, the sorceress...

An Interview with Kell Woods

Kell Woods is the debut author of After the Forest, a dark fantasy inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm. Her novel starts after the happy end of the story as we know...