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REVIEW: Shadowrise by Tad Williams

Shadowrise smoothly picks up the action following the events that concluded Shadowplay. Princess Briony has revealed her true identity to the important players at the court in the Kingdom of Syan. Prince Barrick is...

REVIEW: The God Engines by John Scalzi

“It is time to whip a God,” John Scalzi wrote in this Hugo Award-nominated novella, The God Engines. The God Engines, is a lot of things. Dark and cruel, fantasy, horror, and religion all blended in...

REVIEW: Shadowplay by Tad Williams

In Shadowplay, Prince Barrick and Captain Ferras Vansen find themselves behind the Shadowline. The young prince has been assigned a task by the Qar noblewoman Yasammez, although he doesn’t yet understand what it is....

REVIEW: Shadowmarch by Tad Williams

Shadowmarch is a slow-burning fantasy epic with fine world-building, interesting characters, and large amounts of political intrigue. It is mostly the groundwork that is set here of what I don’t doubt will be a...

REVIEW: Black Stone Heart by Michael R. Fletcher

Black Stone Heart is the latest grimdark novel by Michael R. Fletcher. This is a brand-new series, The Obsidian Path which is set in a bizarre new world unlike those of Fletcher’s other work....

REVIEW: The New World by Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence’s latest novelette The New World can be found in the Grim Oak Press Red Queen’s War omnibus edition, and features fan favourites Jalan and Snorri as they venture to a far off...

REVIEW: 100 Months: The End of All Things by John Hicklenton

100 Months: The End of All Things is John Hinkleton’s final brutalist farewell to the world, and it is by far the hardest book I have ever had to review. I have spent the...

REVIEW: The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

The Fell Sword is the second book in The Traitor Son Cycle, coming after the rip-roaring and dragon-slaying beginning in The Red Knight. We head back to the Red Knight and his company and...

REVIEW: Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie

Last Argument of Kings is one of the best final books of a trilogy I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading – actually, scratch that, it’s one of the best books I have EVER...

REVIEW: Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings

Kathleen Jennings’ Australian folk horror novella Flyaway is a tale of the darkness lurking in the trees and the strangeness glimpsed out of the corner of the eye, of secrets bound up in the...