The Stardust Thief – Fun In The Sun

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah is a fascinating tale Inspired by stories from One Thousand and One Nights. It feels like a melding of traditional oral storytelling and modern epic fantasy to create a very unique product. The first part of The Sandsea Trilogy, The Stardust Thief tells a tale resembling a Matryoshka doll,…

Up Against It – Between May Space Rocks and Several Hard Places

Up Against It, by Laura J. Mixon, was a novel I missed upon its initial release in 2011 (published with the pseudonym M.J. Locke). I was only a wee sci-fi book baby, lost in the bookstore, lured by flashy titles and flashier book covers. But with Tor Essentials providing readers with a reprint and a…

Rhythm of War – Cosmere Crescendo

Seems only yesterday I reviewed The Way of Kings with the wide-eyed wonder of a freshly minted Cosmere initiate. Now, I've read all of the currently released Cosmere material, and I’m all in. Before I jump into my Rhythm of War review, I recommend you check out our full Cosmere Reading Order Guide.  Where do…

Moon Witch, Spider King – A Total Eclipse of the Heart

Last year I had the pleasure of diving into Black Leopard, Red Wolf while I was on a long weekend getaway with my girlfriend. Marlon James’ dreamlike writing paired with the surreal scenes and stream of consciousness narrative dragged me into his book as if it were a black hole. I had a hard time…