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REVIEW: The Kingdom of Sweets by Erika Johansen

The Kingdom of Sweets is the latest novel from author Erika Johansen, and her first not set in the Tearling world that readers may have come across before. I remember reading and largely enjoying...

An Interview with Kell Woods

Kell Woods is the debut author of After the Forest, a dark fantasy inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm. Her novel starts after the happy end of the story as we know...

An Interview with T. Kingfisher

Thornhedge is the latest novella from the bestselling, award-winning author T. Kingfisher. She is known for her dark, fairy tale-inspired writing, such as Nettle and Bone, and her gothic novels, like A House with Good Bones. I’ve loved...

REVIEW: Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher

The latest novella from Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning author T. Kingfisher is Thornhedge. Kingfisher is a definite favourite in the halls of Grimdark Magazine and personally is one of the authors on my auto-buy list. Thornhedge is another of...

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: Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong

Chloe Gong rose to fame as the very young debut author of These Violent Delights, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai. Clever and nuanced, she managed to weave themes of...

REVIEW: Morgan Is My Name by Sophie Keetch

Sophie Keetch’s debut, Morgan Is My Name, tells the story of one of the great Grimdark heroines of myth, Morgan le Fay. Both lover and sister to Arthur, the Once and Future King, she...

REVIEW: Medusa’s Sisters by Lauren J.A. Bear

Medusa is more immortalized than many of the women of Greek myths. She’s a cultural phenomenon depicted in poetry, art, and famously featured in one of the most significant moments in film animation history....

REVIEW: Shield Maiden by Sharon Emmerichs

Shield Maiden is the debut novel from Sharon Emmerichs and published by Ad Astra, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Head of Zeus. It is a richly detailed historical fantasy set in the Middle...

REVIEW: Clytemnestra by Constanza Casati

Constanza Casati’s debut Clytemnestra is a worthy addition to the shelf of Greek mythology-inspired retellings. Taking the oft-overlooked Spartan sister and telling her story in bursts from childhood to the aftermath of Agamemnon’s famous...

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