A Desert Torn Asunder – Out With A Bang

And so commences my final review of The Song of the Shattered Sands. Here we are again with another gigantic book by Bradley P. Beaulieu - filled with wonderful prose and thrilling worldbuilding set in an original Arabian-inspired world. This is my final plea for you to go check it out. But, now there is…

Hidden Gems Of Fantasy That You Should Be Reading

Recently I had a strange conversation with a gentleman on Twitter. We had posted an update about what our reviewers were reading, and one of the selections was The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. This gentleman got upset that we were giving attention to such a well-known series. What this random person didn’t realize…

When Jackals Storm The Walls – Beaulieu Let The Dogs Out

Well, here we are. My annual “scream at the sky about Song of Shattered Sands” event. Each year, like clockwork, Bradley P. Beaulieu puts out an enormous, detailed, and dense epic fantasy about an original Arabian-inspired world. And each year, like clockwork, I tell people to go read it - but only a select few…

Shattered Sands At The Midpoint – An Interview With Bradley P. Beaulieu

Although it has been awhile since I read A Veil of Spears, the third book in The Song of the Shattered Sands by Bradley P. Beaulieu, it has stuck with me as one of the best things I have read so far this year. As such, I decided to see if I could talk with…

A Veil of Spears – Unbe-veil-ably Point-iant

Sand. It’s coarse, irritating, hot, encumbering, and all around unpleasant. I have spent a lot of time in sand, both in reality and in fantasy books. However, despite sand’s difficulties, it often provides settings of profound beauty and wonder. When it comes to books set in the desert, I have been championing one series in…

Of Sand And Malice Made – A Captivating Jaunt Into The Desert

A while back I was given the opportunity to read the great Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, by the talented Bradley P. Beaulieu (whose name I have yet to spell correctly the first time I have written it). The book had a slow start, but turned out to be one of the best epic fantasy newcomers…

Twelve Kings In Sharakhai – A Raw Diamond In The Desert

In recent years we have been seeing a surge in arabian nights-esque fantasy, which I am 100% down with. With series like The Warded Man, The Golem and Jinni, and Throne of the Crescent Moon, lots of authors have been using desert lore to craft awesome stories. I personally think the world needs more badasses…