The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
 

The Darkest Part of the Forest

Review

 
Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan
 

Unmade

Review

 
Guardians of the Flame by Joel Rosenberg – Series Review
 

Guardians of the Flame

Series Review

 

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The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
5

If you’ve ever read anything by Holly Black you will know that when it comes to fairy tales, she does not mess around. She takes every trope you’ve ever heard about fairy tales and turns it on its head. Then she finds some you’ve never heard of and tosses them in for good measure, and […]

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Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan
5

Unspoken made me fall in love with the most remarkable cast of characters I’d ever encountered in a young adult novel. Kami Glass, intrepid high school reporter (and girl who has had the voice of a boy named Jared in her head since she was a little girl), is brave without becoming a stereotype and […]

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Guardians of the Flame by Joel Rosenberg – Series Review

Guardians of the Flame by Joel Rosenberg – Series Review 

“A one. How did I roll a one?” “Your mage miscasts his spell and, without warning, the white filaments of the web spell smother your friends in a sticky embrace, slowing movement and stopping the warriors from swinging their weapons. The orcs step back, laughing at your misfortune, certain of their victory. At the rear […]

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Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig

Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig
4.5

Chuck Wendig is a name most readers here will recognise. A stellar writing force on the internet, his opinions, arguments, sage advice and (often) sage profanity are well known and usually well received. I have long followed Chuck through the magic of Twitter and via his blog terribleminds, and have been a fan of his […]

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Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues edited by J. M. Martin

Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues edited by J. M. Martin
4

The overwhelming majority of characters in Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues, edited by J.M. Martin, are not very nice people. These aren’t loveable rascals, playing harmless tricks in the shadows – the very best of them are merely thieves. The rest are assassins, murderers, cutthroats and rapists. This is not an anthology for […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road 

George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road is an absolute cinematic tour de force and the only ones in disagreement are a small group of men who found the women in this movie too strong for their sensitive ego’s and, well….those that require a complex narrative or are less than entertained by epic car chases. For […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Redux: Riyria. Revelation.

Self-Published Fantasy Redux: Riyria. Revelation. 

My favorite fantasy books of 2015 have been self-published. For a guy that wrote “Self-Published Fantasy and Me” for this very website, that is quite an admission. And while I don’t for one moment regret that previous article, I do admit to one colossal miscalculation. I should have read Michael J. Sullivan’s Riyria Revelations years […]

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted by Naomi Novik
5

A word of warning before we begin: As soon as I finished this book, it went straight into my top five all-time favourites, so be prepared for raving. I’ve reviewed several books this year and given them ten stars, but I’d give Uprooted eleven if it were possible. Because occasionally you find a book that […]

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List of Upcoming SFF Masterwork Re-releases

List of Upcoming SFF Masterwork Re-releases 

I’ve promised that each month I will bring to you guys a list of the following month’s Fantasy Book Releases (if you missed April/May’s post, click here). However, I also wanted to put together a post about the upcoming re-releases of Gollancz’s Masterworks series, because I think it’s important as many modern SFF readers check […]

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Rogue Legacy – Video Game Review

Rogue Legacy – Video Game Review 

When I started this game I thought it would be a fun distraction for a Sunday afternoon, a cute little game that would remind me of the old games I used to play in the past. It turned out that it was those things, but also so much more. I didn’t realise how addictive this […]

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
3.5

A curiously told tale, not driven by words but by pictures; a unique selling point, and probably the reason why Ransom Rigg’s debut novel dominated the New York Times Bestseller list for a year. This is the story of a moody rich kid from contemporary Florida who is pulled into a mystery of creepy 1940s […]

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The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes

The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes
4.5

If you’ve read Tome of the Undergates you will know roughly what to expect when you pick up a book by Sam Sykes. You take a step away from today’s ‘gritty’ fantasy, that type of fantasy that looks to be ‘like real life, but different’ – i.e. low magic, a couple of beasts that aren’t […]

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