The Living Waters: Weirdwater Confluence, Book 1

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By: Dan Fitzgerald Genre: Sword-free fantasy Publisher: Shadow Spark Publishing The Living Waters is my first book by Dan Fitzgerald and I was eager to read his work and it did not disappoint. It is a unique fantasy and beautifully told story. I have seen Mr. Fitzgerald’s many nature photos, and his love for the […]

December 14, 2021

GRAVITAS, A Tale of the Constella

Grimdark Fantasy

By: Christopher RussellPublisher: Divinity’s Twilight Fantasy Novels, 2021Genre: Epic Fantasy, Dark Fantasy Content Warning: Fantasy violence, mild gore, slavery, racism, death of children, genocide, chronic illness In his a 58-page novella, Gravitas, Christopher Russell, packs in all the ingredients for an epic, grim dark fantasy. There is character development, a unique magic system, well-developed characters, […]

November 9, 2021

The Other Magic: Passage to Dawn Book 1

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By: Derrick Smythe Genre: Epic Fantasy Publisher: Derrick Smythe CONTENT WARNING: Slavery If this is Derrick Smythe’s debut novel, I am very much looking forward to what he has in store for the rest of this series. Mr. Smyth’s novel is more than impressive in prose, character development, world building, magic systems and an overall […]

September 12, 2021

The Black Coast: The God-King Chronicles # 1

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By: Mike Brooks Genre: Epic Fantast Publisher: Solaris CONTENT WARNING: Some violence and gore The Black Coast is the first of the series of the God-King Chronicles and it is a solid fantasy book. The fantasy genre is a bit lacking in diversity and I found The Black Coast’s strong inclusion of gender identity refreshing […]

August 13, 2021

The Pariah, Book One of The Covenant of Steel

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By: Anthony Ryan Genre: Epic Fantasy Publisher: Orbit Books Content Warning: Gore, violence, torture Pariah: one that is despised or rejected; an outcast When writing a review, I often struggle with comparing the book to other authors within the genre. I do not wish to diminish the work of the book and the author I […]

August 8, 2021

The Empire’s Ruin (Ashes of the Unhewn Thrown #1)

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By: Brian StaveleyGenre: Grimdark FantasyPublisher: TOR Books With excellent world building, brilliant complex characters, and excellent plot pacing, The Empire’s Ruin is certainly among the finest in grimdark fantasy.  If you are a fan of Joe Abercrombie’s work, you will most certainly love The Empire’s Ruin. In summary, the story follows the arc of several […]

May 23, 2021