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REVIEW: The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty

Some books are so magical you know within a few pages that they will end up on your favourites shelf. The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty is such a book. I was...

REVIEW: The Blood of Outcasts by D.A. Smith

The Blood of Outcasts is the feudal Japanese-inspired grimdark fantasy from D.A. Smith, the first entry in his Bane Sword Saga. The protagonist of The Blood of Outcasts, Dattori Masako, is grimdark to the...

REVIEW: Dream of Death City by PJ Nwosu

Dream of Death City is the debut adult novel by author PJ Nwosu. It is an excellent read, and the first instalment in the new Red Kingdom series. Although there are no other full-size...

Review: Deep Roots by Ruthanna Emery

Deep Roots is the sequel to Ruthanna Emrys’ Winter Tide and The Litany of Earth. It is a story set in a “perspective flip” Cthulhu Mythos. The basic idea behind the Innsmouth Legacy is...

REVIEW: The Children of Gods and Fighting Men by Shauna Lawless

The Children of Gods and Fighting Men is the debut novel of Shauna Lawless. It is a thoroughly amazing historical fantasy from Ad Astra, the Science Fiction and Fantasy imprint of Head of Zeus....

REVIEW: All The Seas of The World by Guy Gavriel Kay

All The Seas of The World, the third book in a loose trilogy by Guy Gavriel Kay, takes place in a pre-renaissance country much like Italy. There are a small number of fantasy elements,...

REVIEW: Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane

Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane is a hard book to review. It is a book that it is more than the sum of its parts – a retelling of the Illiad featuring Achilles...

REVIEW: The Rush by Simon Spurrier

It’s not that there’s any particular lack of dark fantasy fiction in the comicsphere, but there is a decided lack of quality dark fantasy. That made it a no brainer when I heard about...

REVIEW: A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske is probably the least Grimdark book I’ve reviewed for this site. I mean, look at the cover – it’s bright pink. But that’s not to say that this...

REVIEW: Spear by Nicola Griffith

Spear by Nicola Griffith is a gorgeous queer Arthurian novella out from Tor.com in April 2022. And if it sounds even the slightest bit like something you’d enjoy, this is a book to preorder...

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