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REVIEW: The Hand that Casts the Bone by H.L. Tinsley

HL Tinsley’s The Hand that Casts the Bone is the follow-up to her debut, We Men of Ash and Shadow. Beginning shortly after its predecessor leaves off, Tinsley packs her sequel full of consequences....

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: Daughter of Redwinter by Ed McDonald

The GdM faithful will probably be familiar with author Ed McDonald from his brilliant, bestselling Raven’s Mark trilogy. His latest offering is Daughter of Redwinter which sets its own, distinct flavour from the opening....

REVIEW: The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham

The Dragon’s Path is an intriguing and character-focused fantasy release that helped me get out of a reading and review slump that has lasted 3-months. The first entry in The Dagger and the Coin...

REVIEW: Elric: The Dreaming City by Michael Moorcock, Julien Blandel, Jean-Luc Cano, and Julien Telo

Elric. The White Wolf. The doomed emperor of Melnibone. He was probably the first real hero I had when I was a kid, and mostly it had to do with the fact that he...

REVIEW: The Thousandfold Thought by R. Scott Bakker

R. Scott Bakker concludes his The Prince of Nothing Trilogy with the final novel, The Thousandfold Thought. As the last part, the book’s tone and pace deviate from its predecessors while reaching toward the...

REVIEW: The Bladed Faith by David Dalglish

In The Bladed Faith, book one of David Dalglish’s Vagrant Gods series, a young Prince Cyrus sees his peaceful island kingdom of Thanet invaded by the Everlorn Empire and its monstrous, superhuman Paragon soldiers....

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...

REVIEW: Rise of the Mages by Scott Drakeford

Rise of the Mages by first-time author Scott Drakeford is an epic fantasy story in the tradition of The Belgariad that will directly appeal to those who love the classic fantasy of that era....

REVIEW: Temple of No God by H.M. Long

H.M. Long’s sophomore novel, Temple of No God, follows up on 2021’s Hall of Smoke, though it is billed by the publisher as a standalone novel in the same world rather than a sequel....