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Browsing all articles tagged with sword and sorcery.

Web of Eyes by Rhett C. Bruno and Jaime Castle

Web of Eyes by Rhett C. Bruno and Jaime Castle
4.5

If 48 Hours was sword and sorcery. As a writer in way too many fantasy author groups on Facebook, I saw an early cover for Rhett C. Bruno and Jaime Castle’s Web of Eyes, and knew I wanted to eventually read it. While the new covers each feature one of the three main characters, the […]

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Fallen Gods by James A. Moore – Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Fallen Gods by James A. Moore – Cover Reveal & Giveaway 

At the beginning of 2017, Angry Robot released the first in a new series by James A. Moore: The Tides of War. The first book, The Last Sacrifice, came out to much acclaim with people like Seanan McGuire calling it, “Gripping, horrific, and unique…well worth your time.” If this dark gem of sword and sorcery […]

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Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky
4

So, that Adrian Tchaikovsky is a clever bloke. He tricked me (and plenty of others, no doubt) into thinking Spiderlight was a tropey, cliched, rose-tinted throwback to the ‘good old days’ of D&D. You know the days: when men were men and spiders were spiders and women were damsels in distress and mages were all […]

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The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson
4.5

Tor’s novella series was started in 2015, with the aim of promoting this shorter medium. The line includes both established authors and those just making their debut, and has included a number of authors from diverse backgrounds. The resulting line is full of interesting and different stories from authors both familiar and new. This column […]

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Subgenre Bingo – Sword and Sorcery

Subgenre Bingo – Sword and Sorcery 

This shall be the first of a series of subgenre bingo cards for everyone’s amusement. Myself and a few of my friends have a running joke that some genres can so overwork certain tropes that we could almost play bingo with books that fall into that particular subgenre. It should be noted, that this is […]

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Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber

Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber
3.5

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably heard the name of Fritz Leiber and his two most famous creations, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Within the subgenre of swords and sorcery (a term Leiber is credited with creating), Leiber and Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian, loom large, and the impact of […]

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Low Fantasy Subgenres

Low Fantasy Subgenres 

In my last article, I compared and contrasted two very popular low fantasy subgenres, urban fantasy and paranormal romance. In this article, I’ll continue with an overview of other major subgenres of low fantasy. As a review, my working definition of low fantasy—the label given to two basic types of works is as follows: The […]

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Morningstar by David Gemmell

Morningstar by David Gemmell
4

I was 21 when I read my first book by David Gemmell. I had just finished my degree in English Literature, and having spent three years reading the classics, I felt like a piece of pure escapism. While browsing Amazon White Wolf with its awesome cover leapt out at me. It was one of those […]

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Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery Edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders

Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery Edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders
3.5

“Here, then, are seventeen original tales of sword and sorcery, penned by masters old and new. What follows are stories of small stakes but high action, grim humor mixed with gritty violence, dry fatalism in the face of strange magics, fierce monsters and fabulous treasures, and, as ever, lots and lots of swordplay. Enjoy!” And […]

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