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REVIEW: Sea of Quills by Seth Skorkowsky

Sea of Quills is the sequel to the previous novel, Mountain of Daggers, that started the adventures of Ahren the Black Raven. The Tales of the Black Raven duology is a pair of novels following...

REVIEW: Mountain of Daggers by Seth Skorkowsky

Mountain of Daggers by Seth Skokowsky is a collection of short stories about a thief named Ahren (pronounced Aaron). Ahren is arguably the greatest thief in the world and someone who has skills as...

REVIEW: The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente

Fridging‘ is the practice of killing off or hurting a minor character to motivate or torture the main character. The term comes from the world of comics, describing an issue of Green Lantern in which the hero’s...

REVIEW: Of Mice and Minestrone by Joe R. Lansdale

Thank you to the fine folks at Tachyon Publications for providing a review copy of Joe Landsdale’s Of Mice and Minestrone. I have read several Joe R. Lansdale stories over the years, but it’s...

REVIEW: Mile 81 by Stephen King

Curiosity kills the cat. In this case, curiosity kills human beings. Mile 81, one of Stephen King’s short stories, is brutal. They are all brutal because he is King. Brutality and horror are his...

REVIEW: Blackest Spells by C.T. Phipps

The second in a series of anthologies by C.T. Phipps after Blackest Knights, Blackest Spells collects the fantasy works of a range of authors under the theme of dark magic. There were a few...