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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: Blade of Dream by Daniel Abraham

Daniel Abraham’s Blade of Dream pulls back the curtain on the city of Kithamar, simultaneously uncovering truths while cloaking mysteries yet to be revealed. The sequel layers the events from Age of Ash by...

REVIEW: Bloodrik #1 by Andrew Krahnke

A first issue of a comic has a lot of heavy lifting to do, should the writer choose.  One option some writers take is to get the backstory out of the way, leaving room...

An Interview with Matthew Harffy

Matthew Harffy is an author who has transported readers to vivdi historical landscapes since The Serpent Sword in 2015. His action packed and historically accurate novels excite readers around the world and his latest...

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: A War to End All by Michael R. Fletcher and Clayton Snyder

Eight years after the publishing world gifted us with the magnificent Beyond Redemption and six years after The Mirror’s Truth, we finally have Michael R Fletcher’s conclusion to the Manifest Delusions trilogy. A War...

REVIEW: The Anatomy of Songs by Megan White

Megan White’s debut The Anatomy of Songs drew me in with a stunning cover and great copy, only to make me fall in love with the writing on the very first pages. Published by...

Ten cinematic sci-fi and fantasy novels for grimdark fans

As avid readers, we know it’s always a great time to pick up a good book. With Hollywood on strike, now is an especially opportune time to discover great new reads, especially those with...

REVIEW: Lord and King by P.L. Stuart

P.L. Stuart soars to magnificent new heights with Lord and King, the third volume of his Drowned Kingdom Saga inspired by the legend of Atlantis. The first book of the series, A Drowned Kingdom,...

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