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REVIEW: A Memory of Song by Scott Palmer

Pitched as Braveheart meets A Song of Ice and Fire, Scott Palmer’s A Memory of Song is a sweepingly epic yet intimately character-driven Norse-flavoured fantasy that will make any dark fantasy lover’s heart sing...

REVIEW: Mushroom Blues by Adrian M. Gibson

Adrian M. Gibson completely breaks the mold of conventional storytelling in Mushroom Blues, a wonderfully weird, darkly disturbing and freakishly fungal sci-fantasy noir debut that is more dangerously addictive than any drug imaginable. In...

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: Forged by Blood by Ehigbor Okosun

Ehigbor Okosun debuts her refreshing new voice in a tale following Dèmi, a young woman who has had everything taken from her in an empire that wants her dead. Magic-users, known as Oluso, are...

REVIEW: Cassiel’s Servant by Jacqueline Carey

The central precept of d’Angeline society is ‘Love As Thou Wilt’. That is, for everyone except for Cassiline monks. The adepts of Cassiel are celibate warrior-monks, trained in a highly ritualized manner of combat...

REVIEW: The Strange by Nathan Ballingrud

The Strange by Nathan Ballingrud is science fiction, but science fiction of the retro kind, a wistful homage to the outlandish bygone tales of a Mars with a breathable atmosphere, stiff and clanking robots,...

REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader Impressions

Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader is an upcoming CRPG developed by Owlcat Games. After achieving considerable success with their previous titles Pathfinder Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, Owlcat Games are taking a crack...

REVIEW: The Warden by Daniel M. Ford

Daniel M. Ford’s The Warden instills a warm atmosphere into a world full of grit, mystery, and necromancy. The novel embodies very familiar classic fantasy elements, but Ford’s unique twists turn them into something...

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,...

An interview with Miles Cameron

Miles – or sometimes, Christian – Cameron is a true Renaissance man. Writer of many genres, from historical to fantasy to science fiction, good with a sword, dashing in armor and knowledgeable on just...