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REVIEW: Dreams of Sorrow by Shauna Lawless

Dreams of Sorrow is the second novella from author Shauna Lawless. Set in her Gael Song world, it is a powerful piece of short fiction and will be hugely enjoyed by fans of her...

REVIEW: A Poisoner’s Tale by Cathryn Kemp

With A Poisoner’s Tale, Cathryn Kemp whisks the reader to seventeenth century Rome. Giulia Tofana is a historical figure – a woman of myth and dark legend. She supposedly sold and distributed a poison...

An Interview with Rosalie M. Lin

With Daughter of Calamity, Rosalie M. Lin has written one of the most interesting debuts of the year (see our review here). Her work is nuanced and far darker than the cover would suggest. Whisking...

An Interview with Laura Purcell

Laura Purcell has made a name for herself in gothic fiction. I particularly enjoyed The Whispering Muse, a story set around a theatre where the plays come to life more than merely on stage....

REVIEW: Dreams of Fire by Shauna Lawless

Shauna Lawless already sits pretty high on my auto-buy author list based on her first two novels, The Children of Gods and Fighting Men and The Words of Kings and Prophets. So I was extremely excited to...

The Exile of Zanzibar

REVIEW: The Exile of Zanzibar by Daniel Maidman

The Exile of Zanzibar is Daniel Maidman’s debut fantasy novel set in a fictional version of Florence during the Bronze Age. King Ambrosius the Ninth of Florence wages war with the neighboring city of...

REVIEW: The Doom of Odin by Scott Oden

Third and final volume in The Grimnir Saga, The Doom of Odin begins where many tales would end. The year is 1347, and Grimnir—the last skraelingr (i.e., orc)—has doggedly tracked his nemesis to Rome,...

REVIEW: A Season of Monstrous Conceptions by Lina Rather

Bisexual Sarah is a widow and a midwife. But she’s also one of those born with monstrous deformities. Most often, these children get killed at birth due to fear of the unknown and the...

REVIEW: My Brother’s Keeper by Tim Powers

My Brother’s Keeper is the latest novel from World Fantasy Award-winning author Tim Powers. Powers may be familiar to readers with a career spanning decades and scores of books to his name. My Brother’s Keeper is a...

REVIEW: Twilight of the Gods by Scott Oden

It is the year 1218, and deep in the wilds of Scandinavia there is a sense that Fimbulvetr, the final winter presaging Ragnarök, is at hand. While the Norse, Danes, and Swedes neighboring them...

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