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REVIEW: Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft

Senlin Ascends is the masterful debut novel by Josiah Bancroft and the first volume of his Books of Babel tetralogy. Initially self-published, Senlin Ascends is one of the greatest success stories from Mark Lawrence’s...

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REVIEW: Renia by Karl Forshaw

Karl Forshaw’s debut novel Renia is without a doubt one of the most exciting, unique and fresh takes on a fantasy story I have ever read. It’s an alluring genre-blendy gem of a book...

REVIEW: Bloodborne: The Bleak Dominion by Cullen Bunn (W), Piotr Kowalski (A)

Based on the acclaimed action role playing video game of the same name, Bloodborne: The Bleak Dominion throws the reader straight into the action as it opens in the final moments of an orgy...

REVIEW: Engines of Chaos by R. S. Ford

 Engines of Chaos is the second instalment of R. S. Ford’s The Age of Uprising trilogy. I reviewed the first in the trilogy, Engines of Empire, for Grimdark Magazine, and I loved it. It is safe to say that Engines...

REVIEW: Legacy of Brick and Bone by Krystle Matar

Krystle Matar’s debut, Legacy of the Brightwash was massive, earning well-deserved praise and becoming one of the top finalists for the seventh Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. It was dark, complicated, and human. Legacy of the...

What is Cyberpunk?

When embarking on a new genre, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the kind of tropes and expectations of them. One of my favorite subgenres is also one of the most influential and, sadly,...

REVIEW: Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison

Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison is set in the same world as The Goblin Emperor but follows spirit medium, Thara Celehar, as he is appointed to the city of Amalo. Amalo is,...

REVIEW: Deepwater King by Claire McKenna

My personal comfort place is by a wild coast, listening to the sea bashing against rocks. The wildness of it, the vast presence of the water and the rough saltiness of the sea air...

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REVIEW: The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 is a story that takes place in an alternative history of Egypt after the British rule was overthrown in 1879. Now, the year is 1912. Cairo is written...

REVIEW: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg

I received a review copy of Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to T.A. Willberg and Trapeze Books for the opportunity and for inviting us to...