Interview with Keith Yatsuhashi
 

Keith Yatsuhashi

Interview

 
Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb
 

Assassin's Fate

Review

 
Wizard’s Holiday by Diane Duane
 

Wizard's Holiday

Review

 

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Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
5

Warning: this review contains spoilers for Sleeping Giants! Waking Gods is the sequel to Sleeping Giants, which established a world where a gigantic robot named Themis had been found, put together and stocked with two special pilots under the guidance of the person who discovered her – Dr Rose Franklin. (Our Overlord Marc Aplin wrote […]

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Pilot X by Tom Merritt

Pilot X by Tom Merritt
5

What if a time traveller lived in a world where disrupting the timeline could destroy everything in the universe-except himself? Pilot X is the Ambassador of the Alendans, a race with the ability to move through space and time as guardians of the timeline. Though his people have been locked in ongoing conflict with the […]

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Sebastien De Castell Interview – Tyrant’s Throne

Sebastien De Castell Interview – Tyrant’s Throne 

As many of you know Sebastien De Castell is the author of the acclaimed swashbuckling fantasy series, The Greatcoats. His debut novel, Traitor’s Blade, was shortlisted for both the 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fantasy and the Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut. The quartet’s final book, Tyrant’s Throne, is due out in April […]

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Skullsworn by Brian Staveley

Skullsworn by Brian Staveley
4.5

Skullsworn is a standalone novel set in the world established by The Chronicles of the Unhewn but set before the events of that trilogy. It follows one of the Chronicle’s deadliest characters and a huge fan favourite Pyrre Lakatur in an origin type story that allows us to bear witness to her final trial before […]

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Invisible Planets edited and translated by Ken Liu

Invisible Planets edited and translated by Ken Liu
5

Invisible Planets is superb anthology of short fiction that offers Westerners in particular a series of totally unique entry points and perspectives. There is plenty of impressive science fiction and fantasy but so many other genres are also touched upon that readers are bound to be swept away and will assuredly find a new author […]

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Dracula vs. Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan

Dracula vs. Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan
4.5

Ravaged by the Nazi Secret Service during World War II, Romanian resistance forces turn to one of their leaders, Professor Van Helsing for any way out. To fight these monstrous forces, Van Helsing raises a legendary monster from centuries of slumber: Prince Dracula himself. Once he was the ruler of Transylvania. Prince Vlad Dracul, is, […]

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Company Town by Madeline Ashby

Company Town by Madeline Ashby
4

There is a lot to like about this ambitious, quick and explosive sci-fi story. Company Town is told through the eyes of the protagonist Hwa and takes place in a city called New Arcadia. She lives in a world where almost everyone has some sort of physical or biological augmentation. People are stronger, faster, more […]

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Saint’s Blood by Sebastien De Castell

Saint’s Blood by Sebastien De Castell
5

How do you kill a Saint? Falcio, Kest and Brasti are about to find out, because even Tristia’s most powerful Saints are turning up dead and the entire country is convinced it’s a sign that the Gods themselves opposes Aline’s ascension to the throne. Now the Dukes are using the murders as an excuse to […]

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Interview with Brian Staveley

Interview with Brian Staveley 

Brian Staveley is one of the breakout authors of the past few years. His ‘Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne’ series has a ton of admirers from all around the world and their consensus is that each book has been better and bolder than the last. Inevitably then, the third book in the series, The Last […]

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The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley

The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley
5

“The ancient Csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies clash outside the capital city; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuvre on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; on the islands of the Kettral, the survivor’s of Valyn’s wing return […]

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The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
4.5

We open on an oddly dressed girl walking down a road and refusing a ride from a stranger because she does not want to have to kill them, reasoning that it’s already been a busy day, what with her already doing away with a nosy Detective. It’s a jarring opening that immediately takes the readers […]

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The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence
5

You know when you spend a silly amount of time setting the mood for someone that is special to you. You experiment with the lighting to make sure it is just perfect, maybe light a candle so the room fills with the luscious scents of vanilla and coconut and then you put some music on […]

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