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REVIEW: The Crimson Court by Brendan Noble

Set in an Eastern European-flavoured flintlock/gaslamp fantasy world where malignant spirits roam free, deadly conspiracies thrive, and magic comes at a high cost, Brendan Noble’s The Crimson Court is an utterly unique epic political...

REVIEW: Cold West by Clayton Snyder

Cold West begins as a story of loss and resolve. A weird west story set within a dying wasteland, full of the ruthless and the uncanny. A world where magic births chaos. Clayton Snyder’s...

REVIEW: Flames of Mira by Clay Harmon

Flames of Mira is an exciting epic fantasy novel with a unique setting and interesting characters written by Clay Harmon. Set in a subterranean volcanic world beneath a frozen wasteland, we follow Ig, a...

REVIEW: The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson

The Emperor’s Soul is Brandon Sanderson’s Hugo Award-winning novella inspired by his visit to the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. Sanderson was duly impressed by the hundreds of thousands of artifacts on display,...

REVIEW: The Trials of Ashmount by John Palladino

The Trials of Ashmount is the debut grimdark fantasy from John Palladino and the first volume in his Tragedy of Cedain series. In creating this complex world, brimming with nefarious characters, political backstabbing, and...

REVIEW: The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller

The Bone Orchard follows the story of Charm, mistress of the Emperor and keeper of the local tea house – a cross between inn and brothel. Her free will limited through a mindlock, the...