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REVIEW: A Sword from Red Ice by J.V. Jones

A Sword from Red Ice is the third entry in J.V. Jones’ epic, dark, and snowy fantasy series, Sword of Shadows. I am completely invested in Jones’ grim world and fully engaged with the...

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 Cavern of Black Ice by J.V. Jones

A Cavern of Black Ice is an impressive opening entry in J.V. Jones’ dark and snowy fantasy epic, Sword of Shadows. I was invested from the start and gripped throughout as numerous hardships, betrayals,...

Arthurian inspired fiction: Where to start reading

Once more unto the breech, my friends. Welcome back to part two of the books inspired by myths and legends series. This is focused on stories based on Arthurian legend – although Arthur himself...

REVIEW: Cassiel’s Servant by Jacqueline Carey

The central precept of d’Angeline society is ‘Love As Thou Wilt’. That is, for everyone except for Cassiline monks. The adepts of Cassiel are celibate warrior-monks, trained in a highly ritualized manner of combat...

An Interview with Emily H. Wilson

Retellings and reimaginings are a huge trend in the traditionally published market right now, and have been for a while. But outside the usual culprits like Greek and Roman mythology and Arthurian legends, they...

The Way of Edan

REVIEW: The Way of Edan by Philip Chase

Every word is worth savoring in The Way of Edan, the masterful debut epic fantasy from Philip Chase and the first volume in his Edan Trilogy. J.R.R. Tolkien’s influence is evident throughout The Way...

REVIEW: Hild by Nicola Griffith

Nicola Griffith’s Hild has deservedly become a classic of its genre. Published 2013, this historical novel is based on the early life of Hild of Whitby, a seventh-century saint and abbess of the monastery...

REVIEW: The First Binding by R.R. Virdi

The First Binding is the epic fantasy debut of author R.R. Virdi and is an intriguing and exciting first entry in the Tales of Tremaine series. The novel itself is a massive 817-pages. In...

An interview with Miles Cameron

Miles – or sometimes, Christian – Cameron is a true Renaissance man. Writer of many genres, from historical to fantasy to science fiction, good with a sword, dashing in armor and knowledgeable on just...