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Browsing all articles by A. E. Marling.

Sword & Laser Anthology edited by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt

Sword & Laser Anthology edited by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt
4.25

If you listen to the Sword & Laser podcast, you should support the empire of Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt by reading their anthology. You’ll enjoy the swirling vortex of fantasy and science-fiction stories they’ve chosen. And if you’ve not yet availed yourself of the podcast or YouTube series, consider joining one book club of […]

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Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
4

If you want a fantasy where two teens in an arranged marriage struggle to love each other, then read Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen. First Cecile is kidnapped. Then she’s taken underground into a labyrinth that’s slick with the slime of slug beasts that sweat antimagic. Next she’s thrown into a city of human-hating […]

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The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey

The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey
4

If you’ve always wanted your zombie hordes flavored with fungus, then The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey was written for you. Those who devour science articles will be well versed in the fungus that turns ants into zombies. The infected ants will stumble back to the colony, die, then bloom a terrifyingly […]

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The Reaver by Richard Lee Byers

The Reaver by Richard Lee Byers
4

If you have d20’s on the brain then you’ll love The Reaver by Richard Lee Byers. This swords-and-sorcery adventure crosses through the Forgotten Realms, the destination of choice D&D campaigns. Aficionados of character sheets will have much to recognize and relish, especially the spells. The magic is the most dazzling element of the novel. A […]

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The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
4

If you’re interested in the history of Middle-Earth then The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien will surprise and delight you. Not every reader of The Lord of the Rings will love The Silmarillion, but far too few have tried this epic of epics. If you devoured the Appendices in The Return of the King, such as […]

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Something More than Night by Ian Tregillis

Something More than Night by Ian Tregillis
4

If you’re thirsty for pulp fiction flavored with angels and cosmic rays, then Something More than Night by Ian Tregillis was written for you. Enter a not-too-distant future where a city glows a moldy hue with luminescent tattoos and graffiti. The newest rage in body modification leaves street denizens bleeding endlessly from paired wounds on […]

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The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell

The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell
4.5

If you want your Arthurian legend splattered with mud and blood, read The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell. I love Arthurian tales for the nobility, the tragedy, the love that destroys, the love that heals, and the heroism that fades into the mists with a promise to return. In the superb rendition Mists of Avalon, […]

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The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich

The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich
3.5

If you’re like me and enjoy your dragons glittering with gemstone warts, try The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich. In this world of Earthe, dragons hatch in volcanoes. They ascend from their fiery baths coated with scales of gold-veined rock. These western, male dragons then may search for their wyrm ladies in the east, […]

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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
4.25

For a fantastic exploration of The Other in the city of New York, read The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. Two creatures of myth. One city at the turn of the nineteenth century. At a time when a plethora of cultures streamed through Ellis Island, the jinni immigrated in a brass bottle. The […]

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A Thousand Perfect Things by Kay Kenyon

A Thousand Perfect Things by Kay Kenyon
3.75

If the idea of a scientific adventure to find a golden lotus delights you, try A Thousand Perfect Things by Kay Kenyon. This historical fantasy of an alternate 19th century could have been titled The Golden Lotus. The story revolves around this divine flower, which the protagonist’s grandfather claims is more than myth. The aged […]

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Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Blood Song by Anthony Ryan
4.5

If you want to relax into epic fantasy about a living legend and his sword, you’ll love Blood Song by Anthony Ryan. A father abandons his son at an orphanage for killers. To avoid beatings from the master’s generous cane, young Vaelin must learn to fight. His wish for survival must burn hot enough to […]

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Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler

Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler
3.25

If a sea monster reading you grisly fairy tales sounds like a great idea, you may love Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler. Once upon a time, a girl named Lilly was born with a port-wine-stain birthmark. Had this smear of red been on her ankle she might have led a normal life. Instead people called […]

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