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REVIEW: Conan the Barbarian Battle of the Black Stone by Jim Zub (W) and Jonas Scharf (A)

Set some years after the events of the current Conan the Barbarian story arc, Conan is shown working out of Fort Tuscelan, defending the frontier outpost from incessant attacks by the Picts (making this...

REVIEW: A Grave for Us All by Michael Roberti

Chaos now rules the kingdom of Harfal. The Reach is swarming with bandits and AWOL soldiers. Death has spawned horrors from the Sparse Forest. As its government is caught in deadlock, civil war is...

REVIEW: Dark Dreams of Nilztiria by D.M. Ritzlin

The follow-up to 2020’s Necromancy in Nilztiria, Dark Dreams of Nilztiria collects nine more sword & sorcery stories set in D.M. Ritzlin’s setting, Nilztiria. While several characters from the previous volume reappear—including Xaarxool the...

REVIEW: Neither Beg Nor Yield by Jason M. Waltz

The definition of Sword & Sorcery is a perennial topic of discussion in related forums. While the unacquainted often use the term to label any variety of fantasy fiction containing edged weapons and magic,...

REVIEW: Conan the Barbarian #8 by Jim Zub (W) and Doug Braithwaite (A)

At the conclusion of Conan the Barbarian issue #7, our hero finds himself alone. Not only was Conan forced to kill comrade Chaundra the Chat by his own hand, the other thieves of the...

REVIEW: The Book That Broke the World by Mark Lawrence

The Book That Broke the World? More like the book that broke my brain and shattered my soul. Mark Lawrence strikes the perfect balance between intellect and heart in this second volume of his...

REVIEW: Conan the Barbarian #7 by Jim Zub (W) and Doug Braithwaite (A)

When we last left Conan, he and his surviving comrades from the Gloryhounds were celebrating their narrow escape from the temple of Bel, God of Thieves. After a night of carousing, Conan and lissome...

Review: The Traitors We Are by Michael Roberti

Misfortunate is the one that calls Aroegin Reach home. When the only guarantees in life are taxes and hard times, only the strong survive here. They pay their dues with blood. For a better...

REVIEW: The Sword Defiant by Gareth Hanrahan

In The Sword Defiant, The Nine, a group of adventurers, faced down the threats of the Wilders, the Witch Elves, and Lord Bone and overthrew the evil city of Necrad. It cost them the...

REVIEW: Old Moon Quarterly – Vol. 5

Old Moon Quarterly has returned with its third installment of the year. Like previous issues, OMQ serves up an intriguing mix of grimdark and weird sword & sorcery fiction. Vol. 5 cover artist Derek...