Tag Archives: Fantasy

Book Review: Bloody Rose, by Nicholas Eames

Heavy Metal may be the nerdiest of music genres. Fantasy imagery has been baked into the genre from the beginning, ranging from ‘picture of a dude with a sword on the cover’ to ‘we wrote a concept album about the Silmarillion.’ However, apart from some spiky heavy metal imagery about vikings and stuff, the influence …

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Book Review: Gardens of the Moon, by Steven Erikson

I read more than one book a month, I swear. However, as I get back to … well, I don’t know if I’d call the current state of affairs ‘normal,’ it’s certainly different from the kind of quarantine pattern I was in for … most of the last year and a half. Still! I find …

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Book Review: Six Sacred Swords, by Andrew Rowe

I don’t know when I realized that self-published e-books have become the modern equivalent of the dollar paperback bin, but that epiphany made me a lot more open to self-publishing. After all, I love the dollar paperback bin. It also helps that I’ve gotten into the habit of reading e-books on a regular basis. And …

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Book Review: The Rage of Dragons, by Evan Winter

Afro-futurism has been A Thing for a while, breaking out into broader culture with the Black Panther movie from a few years back. And, since Sci-Fi and Fantasy are interconnected genres, it makes sense that afro-fantasy (is that the proper term?) has also grown in popularity, with works like Marlon James’ Black Leopard, Red Wolf …

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Book Review: The City We Became, by N.K. Jemisin

N.K. Jemisin is a one of those writers I know I should be reading, but I never got around to it. I tried reading The Fifth Season some time ago, but I kind of bounced off of how bleak the first few chapters were. But! I’ve finally gotten around to filling at least one gap …

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Book Review: Promise of Blood, by Brian McClellan

I guess the term “Flintlock Fantasy” has a better ring to it than “Magic and Muskets.” Either way, the name of the subgenre certainly conveys what it’s about. Stories about fantasy characters with guns aren’t anything new (Solomon Kane usually packs a brace of pistols to go with his rapier, after all), but the Flintlock …

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Book Review: Unsouled, by Will Wight

And now, for something completely different. I’m kind of late to the party when it comes to self published stuff. Partly because of my own snobbery, and partly because it’s only in recent years that I’ve started reading e-books on a regular basis. Still, platforms like Kindle Unlimited are creating an interesting (if nigh monopolistic) …

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Book Review: Breach of Peace, by Daniel B. Greene

Despite the frankly embarrassing amount of entertainment available to me, I’ve been watching more YouTube stuff than I did before. I think the more conversational nature of a lot of channels acts as a vague substitute for actual human conversation. Plus, YouTube has a lot of niche (read, super nerdy) content. And recently, I’ve even …

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BOOK REVIEW: Idle Ingredients, by Matt Wallace

Oh, hi folks! Sorry for the radio silence recently. I’m still alive– even got my first vaccine dose the other day, so, y’know, progress? It’s just that, in the irony of quarantine, I’ve been reading less, despite having a whole mess of free time. ‘course, a lot of it comes from the myriad other distractions …

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Book Review: Kull, Exile of Atlantis, By Robert E. Howard

At any given time, I have an … extensive to-read pile. Even when I’m traveling, I like to at least have a cheap paperback or two stuffed in the bottom of my bag, just in case. It probably doesn’t help that there’s not a dollar paperback bin I won’t stick my nose into. But, ironically, …

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