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REVIEW: The Piledriver of Fate by Samuel Gately

The Piledriver of Fate by Samuel Gately takes us back to the pro-wrestling-inspired fantasy world of the Titan Wars. Following reluctant titan Van’s tournament victory in The Headlock of Destiny, book two picks up...

REVIEW: Legacy of the Brightwash by Krystle Matar

Legacy of the Brightwash is the debut novel by Krystle Matar, and it’s an excellent start to a richly detailed world. Legacy of the Brightwash follows Tashué Blackwood, a former war hero, now an...

REVIEW: The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan

In The Cold Commands, the second book in the A Land Fit for Heroes trilogy, we rejoin the tale of “hero, dragonslayer, and faggot” Ringil Eskiath. He’s now 31-years-old and there is a price...

REVIEW: The Black Coast by Mike Brooks

Large in size, and ambitious in scope, The Black Coast (book one in the God-King Chronicles) perfectly lives up to the saying, “Slow and steady wins the race”. While it did not contain as...

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REVIEW: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine is an expertly crafted science fiction fantasy novel that incorporates real-world cultures into the intricate Aztec Empire influenced mythos. It is shining, and immersive and should be...

REVIEW: The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan

The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan is the story of Ringil “Angeleyes” Eskiath, the hero of Gallows Gap and wielder of Ravensfriend, and is set a decade after the end of the war...

REVIEW: The Second Bell by Gabriela Houston

I’ve been excited about this book at least since the day it received its offer of publication, and now it’s about to come out and I finally got to read it. So to say...

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REVIEW: The Coming of the Dark by Chris Humphreys

Continuing the saga of immortal beings and clashing worlds that Smoke in the Glass began, The Coming of the Dark is the second installment of Chris Humphrey’s Immortal’s Blood series. As Anazat’s plan to...

REVIEW: Fiends of Nightmaria by Steven Erikson

I received a review copy of The Fiends of Nightmaria in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Steven Erikson and Tor Books. The Fiends of Nightmaria is a 112-page novella that is...

REVIEW: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, is a masterfully-executed slow-burn horror novel. Noemí Taboada is a young, sly socialite. Though she appears flighty, she has a solid backbone and is cleverer than people often take...