A Tether Through the Rift, Book1

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By: Lindsey N. RhodenGenre: Adult Epic FantasyAudience: AdultsPublisher: Lindsey N. Rhoden, Self-Published CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS: Strong language, mention of suicide, strong themes of depression and anxiety throughout, brief mention of sexual assault (not on page), descriptions of torture, death on page. “I smiled, looking at where he had been moments ago. Then, as my eyes trailed […]

April 13, 2024

Song of Silver Flame Like Night, Song of the Last Kingdom Book 1

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By: Amélie Wen ZhaoGenre: YA FantasyPublisher: Random House Children’s Book “If she closed her eyes, she could remember exactly how her world had ended.Snow, falling like ashes.Wind, sighing through bamboo.And the song of a woodlute weaving into the skies.She’d had a name, once. Her mother had given it to her. Lian’er, meaning “lotus”: The flower […]

January 7, 2023

One Dark Window, Book 1 of The Shepherd King

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By: Rachel Gillig Genre: Dark Romantic Fantasy Audience: 18+ Publisher: Orbit Books CONTENT: Please see this link for Content Warnings: https://rachelgillig.com/2022/05/23/one-dark-window-content-warnings/ “That’s how the best lies are told-with just enough truth to be convincing. For a time, I even found myself believing the lie-believing I had no magic…But that was a time I tried not […]

September 30, 2022

The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy

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By: Megan Bannen Genre: Romantic Fantasy Publisher: Orbit Books “Oh. It’s you,” She said, the words and the unenthusiastic tone that went with them dropping of her tongue like a dead weight…“Most people start with hello.”“Hello, Hart-ache,” she sighed.“Hello, Merciless.” He gave her a thin, venomous smile as he took in her oddly disheveled appearance.”Megan […]

September 23, 2022

Babel or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution

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By: R. F. KuangGenre: Epic/Dark FantasyPublisher: Harper Voyager “Two weeks ago, Robin’s mother was still alive…He had no right to be resentful. Professor Lovell had promised him everything, and owed him nothing. Robin did not yet fully understand the rules of this world he was about to enter, but he understood the necessity of gratitude. […]

September 7, 2022

The Oleander Sword (The Burning Kingdoms, Book 2)

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By: Tasha SuriGenre: Epic FantasyPublisher: Orbit Books THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR THE JASMINE THRONE “Malini should not write it, she knew.But she wanted to.I have looked upon the ocean, she wrote. And it made me recall the tale of a river. And of fish, searching for a new world on its bank.And I remember […]

August 26, 2022

A King’s Radiance: Bonds of Kin Book 1

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By: L. R. SchulzGenre: Epic FantasyPublisher: Luke Schulz Publishing (Self Published) Content/Trigger Warnings: Shown on page: Child abduction; Death of a childAlluded to: Slavery; Genocide “To Raize, only one thing was worse than the high-pitched sob of a crying mother: a dozen crying mothers…they were being forced to watch as their children were taken from […]

July 10, 2022

In the Shadow of Lighting, Book One of The Glass Immortals

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By: Brian McClellan Genre: Epic Fantasy Publisher: TOR Books In the Shadow of Lightening, the first book in Brian McClellan’s The Glass Immortals Series, is the start of a gripping epic fantasy. This is the first book I have read by Mr. McClellan and I was thoroughly impressed. The world building and character development are […]

July 2, 2022

Raven’s Ruin: The Keeper Origins Book 2

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By: J.A. Andrews Genre: Epic Fantasy Publisher: J.A. Andrews WARNING: There will be spoilers for Dragon’s Reach, The Keeper Origin’s Book 1 “The reason we should pay attention to Sable’s story isn’t because it changed the world, we should pay attention because she came to understand the power of words, the power that each of […]

January 28, 2022