The Veiled Throne – Elevated Fusion

Ken Liu has been quietly carving out a nook in the annals of epic fantasy, and not enough people are reading his work. The Dandelion Dynasty is enormous; a four-book series with installments that are roughly 1000 pages each. Book three, The Veiled Throne, is coming out soon, and it’s an absolute must-read. However, one…

Slewfoot – Capitalism Is The Real Devil

Time for another horror novel folks, and I have to say this one left me in a bit of a tizzy. Slewfoot, by Brom, is a slow burn historical horror that captures Puritan culture vividly, but falters when delivering on the horror and its themes. Slewfoot is the story of Abitha, an Englishwoman sold as…

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The Keeper Of Night – Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker may be filled with darkness, but it’s another great read to ignite your spooky season. This story is unique and at the helm is a main character archetype I rarely experience but thoroughly enjoy. Baker immerses her reader in the world of Reapers and Shinigami where death…

The Last Graduate – Remedial Year

The Last Graduate, by Naomi Novik, is one of the best books of the year for many readers. I don’t think that will surprise anyone who has read A Deadly Education, which was one of my top picks of last year. The Scholomance series stands out from the pack with a unique narrative experience, fabulous setting,…

Descender Volume 4: Orbital Mechanics – Connective Tissue

Today, we continue our descent into the wonderful world of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s Descender graphic novel series. The last three issues have earned 9s across the board from me, and Volume 4: Orbital Mechanics continues the tradition of excellent sci-fi space spelunking. Volume 3 brought us some significant reveals that shook the story…

The Thunder Heist – A Loud And Bright Diversion

I was looking for something to break up my more serious and heavy fantasy and science fiction picks when The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne caught my eye. Heist novels have always been a favorite subgenre of mine ever since The Lies of Locke Lamora paved my way back into adult fantasy many years ago.…

Flowers For The Sea – Skimming The Surface

Zin E. Rocklyn’s horror novella gives readers a striking debut. Flowers for the Sea is a marine biologist’s nightmare and a climate change activist’s worst-case future. The book brims with gripping prose, telling a heart-wrenching and terrifying tale. Overall, Flowers for the Sea stumbles to the finish line, but it will likely captivate many readers,…