The Bladed Faith, The Vagrant Gods, Book 1

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By: David Dalglish Genre: Epic FantasyPublisher: Orbit/Hachette Book Group I think we can all admit that there are times when we are drawn to a book solely because of its cover, despite the old adage, “Never judge a book by its cover”. I ignored that upon seeing the cover of The Bladed Faith, with its […]

April 3, 2022

The Age of Ash: The Kithamar Trilogy, Book 1

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By: Daniel Abraham Genre: Epic Fantasy Publisher: Orbit Books The Age of Ash, by Daniel Abraham, is an epic fantasy centered around the beautiful city of Kithamar. It is an unusual city, forged together from warring races and kingdoms who buried their hatred, came together and now live as one people. Remnants of the old […]

February 15, 2022

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 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