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REVIEW: Clementine by Tillie Walden

Clementine by Tillie Walden is a brand new graphic novel set in the universe of The Walking Dead. It is aimed at a YA audience – the characters in Clementine are teens – but...

REVIEW: Those Above by Daniel Polansky

In Those Above by Daniel Polansky a perfect world for the near immortal god-like creatures and their human slaves sits atop piles of ever increasing human misery below where rebellion flares. In the surrounding...

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: The Heron Kings’ Flight by Eric Lewis

The Heron Kings’ Flight is the second novel in Eric Lewis’ The Heron Kings series. I would like to thank independent publishing house Flame Tree Press and Eric Lewis for sending me an eARC...

REVIEW: The Roach by Rhett C. Bruno

The Roach by Rhett C. Bruno is a book that is a rare find among grimdark fiction: a superhero novel. There’s certainly grimdark superhero stories like Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, Spawn, and Daredevil:...

REVIEW: The Rush #5 by Simon Spurrier and Nathan Gooden

If the entirety of The Rush could be summed up in two words, I think that “poor Nettie” would be most succinct. More than it has been a story of madness and greed and...

REVIEW: Solace Lost by Michael Sliter

The hands of power are shifting in the land of Ardia. Nobles and the criminal underworld are forming and betraying alliances. A war is looming. In this ruthless world, no one can remain innocent...

REVIEW: The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport

The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport is a debut straddling grimdark and epic fantasy in a slightly futuristic world. Set in a world inspired by the rich cultures of the African subcontinent, it tells...

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...