Breaking Chaos by Ben Galley
 

Breaking Chaos

Review

 
The Moonsteel Crown by Stephen Deas – Cover Reveal & Excerpt
 

The Moonsteel Crown

Cover Reveal & Excerpt

 
Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The First Five Fall
 

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6

The First Five Fall

 

Browsing all articles by L. A. Young.

Recommendations for SFF Authors of Various Identities

Recommendations for SFF Authors of Various Identities 

Today’s society claims to be “woke” when it comes to the need for diversity, except we all know that isn’t true. The prejudice and bigotry presented on the news and in other media continues to reflect similar issues seen within the publishing industry. While movies and television have made visual strides to present more diverse […]

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The Nine Realms by Sarah Kozloff – Series Review

The Nine Realms by Sarah Kozloff – Series Review
4.75

Robert Jordan, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Brent Weeks, Samantha Shannon, Haruki Murakami and Robin Hobb. These names go with epic fantasy, or any fantasy story that has multiple characters, amazing worldbuilding, complicated yet believable plots, and over 600 pages of content. Many people, including other readers, are amazed at how their fans […]

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Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
4.75

What if space travel, other planets and prestigious interstellar universities in neighboring galaxies existed within our lifetime? If everything related to space travel and outer space was an everyday practice, then how would all beings coexist with each other? How would humans live on Earth with these opportunities? Would they take advantage of it, or […]

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The Shadow Saint by Gareth Hanrahan

The Shadow Saint by Gareth Hanrahan
5

The hype surrounding a debut novel can be anxious for positive and negative reasons. This is because the author is waiting to find out what readers and critics thought of the book. The success of the book can put the author on a spectrum ranging from bad to cult fandom to excellent to classic. Yet, […]

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His Dark Materials – Season One Review

His Dark Materials – Season One Review 

Back in 1999, it was announced that both The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter were becoming film franchises. There was both excitement and apprehension. Excitement because fans were going to get movies based on their favorite fantasy books, and apprehension because—at the time—so many movies based on fantasy or science fiction books had […]

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Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko – Translated by Julia Meitov Hersey

Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko – Translated by Julia Meitov Hersey
5

Readers who enjoyed The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins must read Vita Nostra—the first book in the Metamorphosis series. If not, then they are missing out on this mind-bending, anti-Hogwarts, Russian import! We must show our appreciation to Julia Meitov Hersey as well, for translating the […]

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The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan

The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
5

Every once in a while, a book is released and it’s all everyone talks about. How great the story is, how rich the characters are, how the worldbuilding matched the dark tones and the originality of the story, etc. And, it was the author’s debut book! When I finally read (or, more accurately, listened) to […]

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Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher

Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher
4.25

Smoke and Stone is a grimdark story about two young people who live at opposite ends of their caste system. Both believe one of the gods has chosen them to carry out their desires to improve life in their city. What ensues is not only the beginning of rebellion amongst each caste, but also the […]

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Rosewater by Tade Thompson

Rosewater by Tade Thompson
4.25

The description of Rosewater sounds more like a thriller than a science fiction novel, and that is one of the many appeals surrounding this novel. A government agent with a criminal past and with psychic abilities must determine whether or not the notorious alien biodome in Nigeria is responsible for killing other people with similar […]

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Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence
5

Mark Lawrence has done it! Not only did he provide a complete trilogy with unforgettable characters, a (low) fantasy world that is similar to ours, and a school that rivals Hogwarts, but also gives it an ending that leaves his readers satisfied. Holy Sister, the third Book of the Ancestor, wraps up everything in this […]

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Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence

Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence
5

Mark Lawrence delivered an amazing story about a convent that trains young girls into warrior nuns in a world where they are feared and needed. The author is a storyteller virtuoso to know that sequels and follow ups to stories are best when they start where the predecessor ended. And, there is further development in […]

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“Bound” by Mark Lawrence

“Bound” by Mark Lawrence
5

“Bound” is a short story that takes place after the events in Grey Sister. The story focuses on Nona’s life at the Convent of Sweet Mercy, which as readers and fans know, there is never a dull moment. Mark Lawrence provides this interlude as the calm before the storm that is Holy Sister. After Nona […]

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