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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: After the Forest by Kell Woods

Have you ever wondered what happens after the witch is defeated? After the fairy tale runs its course and the characters have a whole life to live? After the Forest by Kell Woods asks...

An Interview with Emily H. Wilson

Retellings and reimaginings are a huge trend in the traditionally published market right now, and have been for a while. But outside the usual culprits like Greek and Roman mythology and Arthurian legends, they...

REVIEW: The Pomegranate Gate by Ariel Kaplan

Ariel Kaplan isn’t a name that is widely known, but The Pomegranate Gate is set to change that. Set in a world heavily inspired by fifteenth century Spain, its Inquisition and antisemitic culture, this...

REVIEW: The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die

The tale of Uhtred of Bebbanburg as told through the brilliant five seasons available on Netflix comes to an end in a feature length production – The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die. The...

REVIEW: The Judas Blossom by Stephen Aryan

The Judas Blossom is an ambitious, majestic and brutal historical fantasy read that impresses throughout. The novel skilfully covers an era, areas, and cultures that are not typical with fantasy novels or historical retellings....

REVIEW: Miskatonic by Mark Sable

Miskatonic by Mark Sable is an indie comic book I stumbled upon by accident. Lovecraft has a somewhat sketchy history with adaptations of his work to comic books with Alan Moore’s  Providence and a...

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 God of Endings by Jacqueline Holland

The God of Endings is the masterful debut novel by Jacqueline Holland, a literary dark fantasy that explores the purpose of life through the eyes of a reluctant immortal. The novel opens in the...

REVIEW: Untamed Shore by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the most versatile writer out there right now. After giving us horror (Mexican Gothic, see our review here), vampires (Certain Dark Things) and retellings (The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, see our...