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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...

REVIEW: The World-Maker Parable by Luke Tarzian

Luke Tarzian discovers truth in madness with The World-Maker Parable, an ingeniously constructed dark fantasy novella that feels like a nightmare brought to life. The World-Maker Parable serves as a prequal to Tarzian’s novel,...

REVIEW: What Feasts at Night by T. Kingfisher

What Feasts at Night is the latest folk horror offering from the reigning Queen of creepy novellas, the one and only T. Kingfisher. What Feasts at Night is the second story in Kingfisher’s Sworn Soldier world and reunites us...

REVIEW: The Woods All Black by Lee Mandelo

I fell in love with Lee Mandelo’s writing when I read his debut, Summer Sons. Now he’s back with queer, atmospheric The Woods All Black. This is a slim novella, but it doesn’t hold...

The Last Haunt

REVIEW: The Last Haunt by Max Booth III

The Last Haunt by Max Booth III is a chilling novella about an extreme haunted house known as McKinley Manor. Located in the small town of Pork Basket, Texas, visitors to McKinley Manor are...

The Crown of Omens

REVIEW: The Crown of Omens by E.J. Doble

The Crown of Omens is the exhilarating prequel novella to The Fangs of War, which kicks off E.J. Doble’s The Blood and Steel Saga with an absolute bang. Imagine Joe Abercrombie’s The Heroes, but...

Sawtooth

REVIEW: Sawtooth by Steph Nelson

Sawtooth is Steph Nelson’s monstrously disquieting survival horror set in the Sawtooth Mountain Range of central Idaho. Named for the jagged shape of the range’s fifty-seven peaks, these remote mountains might also be home...

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: The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross

This is going to be an extremely biased review, not for the usual reasons of childhood nostalgia, however. I am a huge fan of the Cthulhu Mythos, spy fiction, and black comedy. The Laundry...

REVIEW: The Banished by H.C. Newell

H.C. Newell captures the brutal aftermath of Curse of the Fallen with her novella, The Banished, which is essential reading for fans of Newell’s dark epic fantasy series, Fallen Light. While the main books...