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REVIEW: Candle Children by M.J. Baker

Gangs of orphaned children provide flickers of light amidst the dark world of Candle Children, M.J. Baker’s bleak paranormal fantasy. The largest of these gangs, the Candle Children, is led by Beth Lansdown, a...

REVIEW: Renfield

Renfield (2023) is an action horror comedy starring Nicholas Cage, Nicholas Hoult, and Awkwafina. Bluntly, whether you enjoy this movie will probably be decided purely on whether the prospect of Nicholas Cage as Dracula...

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: My Brother’s Keeper by Tim Powers

My Brother’s Keeper is the latest novel from World Fantasy Award-winning author Tim Powers. Powers may be familiar to readers with a career spanning decades and scores of books to his name. My Brother’s Keeper is a...

REVIEW: Interview with the Vampire Season One 2022

I worked through AMC’s Interview with Vampire over a few days and really enjoyed it. I was literally open-mouthed at the finale

REVIEW: Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Cañas

Vampires of El Norte is the second horror novel by Isabel Cañas following her highly regarded debut, The Hacienda. As with her first novel, Vampires of El Norte combines elements of horror, romance, and...

REVIEW: Perilous Times by Thomas D Lee

Perilous Times is Thomas D Lee’s debut novel. It is a wickedly funny Arthurian inspired satirical fantasy novel, set in a contemporary world. In it, and the idea where the title derives from, the knights...

REVIEW: The Vessel by Adam Nevill

The Vessel opens with protagonist Jess McMachen in a desperate situation. Having separated from her violent husband, she supports herself on meager wages earned weekly as a caregiver for the elderly. Her primary school-aged...

REVIEW: Witch King by Martha Wells

Witch King is the new standalone dark fantasy from acclaimed Murderbot author Martha Wells. Witch King marks her much-anticipated return to fantasy after completing her Books of the Raksura series. Kai, the eponymous Witch...

REVIEW: City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer

The city buzzes with life in City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer. Citizens piss on the grimy walls. Pterodactyls fly above tall buildings. Speakeasies hide beneath the city’s secrets while Nightmare hunters fly in...