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Soul Render by T. L. Branson

Soul Render by T. L. Branson
4

“Stormbringer in a stone.” Middle school marked the rebirth of my interest in fantasy, and after reading heroic fantasy stories like Dragonlance and Dragonriders of Pern, I was taken aback by Elric of Melnibone. The ability of Stormbringer to suck souls utterly horrified me: raised in a Southern Baptist household, the idea that the essence […]

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We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson – SPFBO #4 Finals Review

We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson – SPFBO #4 Finals Review
4.5

*Disclaimer* Writing and reading is a subjective art. What some folks will absolutely love, others will dislike. It is a bit like Marmite in the UK—normal people dislike it intensely, but some weird folks actually enjoy the taste of warm road surface and fresh roadkill upon their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. We […]

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The Long War by A. J. Smith – Series Review

The Long War by A. J. Smith – Series Review
4.5

Introduction The Long War series is an epic fantasy/dark fantasy quadrilogy which deals with courtroom intrigue, politics, magic and gods in a world similar to ours but set during the medieval period. It consists of the following books: The Black Guard, The Dark Blood, The Red Prince and The World Raven. These four books have […]

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Aching God by Mike Shel – SPFBO #4 Finals Review

Aching God by Mike Shel – SPFBO #4 Finals Review
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* Disclaimer * Writing and reading are subjective arts. What some folks will absolutely love, others will dislike. It is a bit like Marmite in the UK—normal people dislike it intensely, but some weird folks actually enjoy the taste of warm road surface with fresh roadkill upon their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. […]

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The Blackest Heart by Brian Lee Durfee

The Blackest Heart by Brian Lee Durfee
4.75

Spoiler Warning: Minor spoilers for The Forgetting Moon and The Blackest Heart. “It is what we do with our own selves that defines us. Not where we came from. Or who gave us birth.” The singular image that drew me into Brian Lee Durfee’s The Five Warrior Angels series was the German edition of The […]

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
4.5

A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction–but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she […]

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Cold Iron by Miles Cameron

Cold Iron by Miles Cameron
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Cold Iron follows the exploits of Aranthur Timos, a poor but conscientious student, at a university called The Academy, which can be found in a city called the City. The City seems to me to be a fusion of Byzantium and Renaissance-era Venice, possibly with some elements of the Holy Roman Empire and the actual […]

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Masters of Deception by J. C. Kang

Masters of Deception by J. C. Kang
4

I would like to start with a confession, I haven’t read any of J.C. Kang’s previous novels and know nothing about the world in which this story takes place. I jumped in totally blind, went with the smooth pace of the book and was captivated with the wonderful world that the author created. While I […]

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Blood of the Gods by David Mealing

Blood of the Gods by David Mealing
4.5

Blood of the Gods is the second book in the epic fantasy trilogy, The Ascension Cycle. It follows closely after the events of the first book, Soul of the World. Like its predecessor, it is split into four sections, each marked by a change in season. Each section is split into four character perspectives: Sarine, […]

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Brian Lee Durfee Interview – The Blackest Heart

Brian Lee Durfee Interview – The Blackest Heart 

I’d like to start-off this interview by not asking a question but, stating how incredibly excited I am to interview an author whose work (The Forgetting Moon, book one of the Five Warrior Angels series) I really loved. It’s a privilege and I’m really looking forward to The Blackest Heart that is due to come […]

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Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan

Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan
5

This is the second instalment of the Gods of Blood and Powder series and follows the events of the first book, Sins of Empire, with the same three perspectives. The trilogy is set in the same world as his original Powder Mage trilogy. I would categorise it, and his other books, as an epic military […]

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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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