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REVIEW: Riven Earth by Zammar Ahmer

Nature and humanity clash in Zammar Ahmer’s Riven Earth, a breathtakingly epic yet intimately character-driven grimdark fantasy that will sink its roots into the hearts of everyone who loves a good dose of heavy...

An Interview with Salinee Goldenberg

Salinee Goldenberg has countless merits to her name: author, artist, video producer, editor and mother of two fabulously judgmental cats (scroll down to see!). In this interview, we got to discuss her debut dark...

REVIEW: The Last Phi Hunter by Salinee Goldenberg

Wildly entertaining, The Last Phi Hunter is Salinee Goldenberg’s Thai-inspired debut fantasy. The story follows Ex, the youngest member of the Phi Hunters Order, who is set out on the road to glory in...

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: Candle Children by M.J. Baker

Gangs of orphaned children provide flickers of light amidst the dark world of Candle Children, M.J. Baker’s bleak paranormal fantasy. The largest of these gangs, the Candle Children, is led by Beth Lansdown, a...

REVIEW: The Assassin of Grins and Secrets by K.E. Andrews

In The Assassin of Grins and Secrets, the debut dark fantasy from K.E. Andrews and a semi-finalist in the 8th Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO8), the notorious assassin Serein is known for wearing a surreal...

REVIEW: The Last Blade Priest by W.P Wiles

One of the latest publications from independent SFF house Angry Robot is The Last Blade Priest by Betty Trask Award winning author W.P. Wiles. The Last Blade Priest is Wiles’ fantasy debut. It is...

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