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Edinburgh Seer by Alisha Klapheke

Edinburgh Seer by Alisha Klapheke
4.5

Outlander meets National Treasure (thankfully, with no Nic Cage). Having heard amazing things about Alisha Klapheke’s Uncommon World series, I decided to check out her Edinburgh Seer for two reasons: one, it was the only one of her works available on audiobook; and two, it didn’t occur to me that the story wasn’t epic fantasy. […]

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Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe

Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe
4.5

Ferris Bueller Goes to Hogwarts: the Video Game. Though both have left tire tracks over my books in the charts and competitions, I can’t decide whether I hold a deeper grudge against Jonathan French’s Grey Bastards or Andrew Rowe’s Sufficiently Advanced Magic. For whatever reason, Amazon classifies LitRPG as Asian Myths and Legends, and as […]

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The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler

The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler
4.5

Game of Thrones meets Charlotte’s Web. Despite Jeff Wheeler’s Muirwood and Kingsfountain books dominating the top of Amazon’s fantasy lists for the last couple of years, it was a total accident that I bought The Queen’s Poisoner. Its cover looked so much the Books of the Caledan Trilogy by Meg Cowley (or I should probably […]

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Jonathan French Interview – The Grey Bastards

Jonathan French Interview – The Grey Bastards 

Many of you will remember both Jonathan French and his book, The Grey Bastards, as the winners of the 2nd annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off in 2017. Since then the book has been picked up by Crown Publishing and was released last month to high praise from both his longtime fans and first time readers. […]

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Paternus: Rise of the Gods by Dyrk Ashton

Paternus: Rise of the Gods by Dyrk Ashton
4.25

American Gods meets Clash of the Titans. When Sigil Independent offered me free books to review, I felt like a kid going out on Halloween. Offered a mini Hershey’s Bar, I would seize a handful of full-sized ones. Likewise, Sigil offered ebooks, but I wielded the might of Fantasy-Faction’s name to ask for audiobooks. Dyrk […]

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Duel of Fire by Jordan Rivet

Duel of Fire by Jordan Rivet
4.5

Jordan Rivet’s book one of the Steel and Fire series, Duel of Fire, has a familiar premise: a girl living in an idyllic mountain kingdom, who can’t live up to her parent’s expectations, seeks validation elsewhere, only to find herself knee deep investigating a mysterious, convoluted plot to take power. No, it’s not Frozen (or […]

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Orconomics: A Satire by J. Zachary Pike

Orconomics: A Satire by J. Zachary Pike
5

Dungeons & Dragons meets The Big Short. As I have confessed in previous reviews, I am shallow in my book buying habits. All it takes for me to snap up an ebook is a shiny cover and discount price (and all it takes for me not to give up on a book is having spent […]

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Empire of the Dead by Phil Tucker

Empire of the Dead by Phil Tucker
4.5

Gilgamesh meets Oceans 11 meets The Walking Dead. As much as I raved about Phil Tucker’s Chronicles of the Black Gate, you would think I would’ve jumped at his Empire of the Dead, book one of the Godsblood Trilogy. You would be wrong. Partially. I actually one-click bought the book when it first came out, […]

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The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French

The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French
5

In my review of Phil Tucker’s The Siege of Abythos, I felt like that guy at a sports stadium, trying to start the wave, in my attempt to make the hashtag #TrollsArePeopleToo go viral. No such luck. Well, in honor of Jonathan French’s Big-5 release of The Grey Bastards, I’m going to try again with […]

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Golden Age by James Maxwell

Golden Age by James Maxwell
5

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them meets 300. No, not, really. James Maxwell’s Golden Age shares only two things in common with JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: you can find them (the books) at the top of Amazon’s Bestseller Lists and both tell us where to find fantastic beasts. (Confession: […]

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Nightblade by Ryan Kirk

Nightblade by Ryan Kirk
4

As a fan of epic fantasy with diverse casts, I always saw Ryan Kirk’s Nightblade atop the Asian Myths and Legends charts on Amazon, reminding me I needed to finish it. Though it had been sitting on my Kindle for years, and I had tried several times to make it through the first chapter, it […]

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The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
4

Today is May 4, coincidentally the 99th anniversary of the first popular protest in China’s history. Due to the somber tone of The Poppy War, I am eschewing my usual levity in this review. In my review of Naomi Novik’s His Majesty’s Dragon, I proclaimed to be an avid student of Napoleonic History. If there’s […]

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