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REVIEW: The Wren in the Holly Library by K.A. Linde

In K.A. Linde’s The Wren in the Holly Library, a monster-packed New York City provides the backdrop for a heist and a romance with an overlay of Celtic mythology. Unfortunately for me, the action-packed...

REVIEW: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

I stumbled upon a signed, limited-edition copy of Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman during lunch at a café/used bookstore a few months ago. I wish I could say I found the book, but I...

REVIEW: The Silver Queendom by Dan Koboldt

In Old Queendom, even weary travellers avoid the Red Rooster Inn. Featuring an ale better served as a cleaning agent and terrible service, it’s small wonder this inn lacks patronage. As smoke and mirrors,...

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: The Crew by Sadir S. Samir

What do you get when you mix Deadpool, Kings of the Wyld, and adventure fantasy? You get The Crew by Sadir S. Samir. This wildly imaginative, rampantly out there tale has plenty to love, and unfortunately...

REVIEW: A Gamble of Gods by Mitriel Faywood

A Gamble of Gods is the highly imaginative, world-hopping debut by Mitriel Faywood. With this ambitious novel, Faywood has established herself as an exhilarating new voice in speculative fiction. Faywood’s debut is a genre-defying...

REVIEW: The Two Doctors Górski by Isaac Fellman

The Two Doctors Górski by Isaac Fellman is an introspective masterpiece of low fantasy, exploring questions of identity, mental illness, and toxic relationships in higher education. The main character, Annae Hofstader, is a 27-year-old...

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: Pennyblade by J.L. Worrad

Pennyblade by J.L. Worrad is a wonderful mix of high and grimdark fantasy, mixing the fae creatures you know and love with a low fantasy world and a very grimdark protagonist. Kyra Cal’Adra is...

REVIEW: The Wolf and the She-Bear by Morgan Stang

Morgan Stang’s novella, The Wolf and the She-Bear, examines the consequence of choice and the internal struggle between before and now. Mixing a creative approach to fantastical lore with a low fantasy setting, Stang...

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