INTRODUCTION Welcome, welcome, one and all, today we are visited by Escapist Book Tours and with them, they bring Exile by A.J. Calvin, author of The Relics of War trilogy. Exile is the first in a new series, The Caien Legacy. While I had planned on reading Exile in time for this visit from Escapist, […]
All in all, Credible Threats is a wonderful urban fantasy that brings plenty of new and fun ideas to the genre while paying tribute to the greats that came before. With a great stand-alone story and some good set-up for future threats, Daniel Meyer has written a damn near perfect book one that did exactly what it was supposed to do, left me needing more.
Wild Court is an epic urban fantasy, perfect for fans of shows like Buffy, Angel or the X-FIles and books like The Dresden FIles or Paternus. Full of laughs, magic, action and heart, Matthew Samuels says a lot about the state of our world but never forgets to have fun.
Full of twists and turns, action, character development The Forgotten Realms continues Neer’s story brilliantly and introduces intriguing and exciting revelations to the lore and overall story of the Fallen Light series, which is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.
The Many Shades of Midnight asks hard questions and offers even harder answers. No punches are pulled as the story comes to a bittersweet and satisfying ending. Full of tension, political intrigue, and characters you will hate to love and love to hate, C.M. Debell has written a fantastic stand-alone fantasy novel that left me with both closure and a want for more. This is a novel I will not soon forget and will think about for quite a while.
The Price of Power is a slow burn, character driven, dark and epic fantasy. With a world steeped in history and lore, fascinating magic, terrifying villains (The Madness is a new favorite of mine) and characters you can relate to, if not eventually love. Michael Michel is on to something special here and I cannot wait to see what he has in store for us next.
If you loved The Moon’s Eye, chances are you’re going to love The Talisman of Delucha just as much, if not more. With higher stakes, bigger battles and higher emotions, A.J. Calvin avoids middle-book-syndrome by allowing the story and characters to naturally grow while still maintaining a break neck pace. The Talisman of Delucha truly delivers the EPIC in epic fantasy.
I’ll just get this out of the way, I love this book so fucking much. H.C. Newell has tapped into something here that just worked for me. The world is fascinating, the lore is immersive and the characters are fantastic.
An epic fantasy that brings you back to the classic stories of the 80’s and 90’s, but with plenty of modern and original twists, The Moon’s Eye is an excellent start to The Relics of War trilogy. With intriguing and lovable protagonists, frightening and brutal villains and an incredibly well built world, A.J. Calvin has crafted a solid launching point to what looks to be a fantastic fantasy trilogy.
The Headlock of Destiny has the feel of a passion project and the author’s excitement is palpable. This is what happens when someone writes the book they want to read, damn the naysayers and it pays off immensely. And the ending had me buying the sequel right away.
A horror novel with real, relatable characters, high stakes you can feel, blood-soaked tension and action as well as a kick-ass monster, The Insatiable Hunger of Trees is perfect for fans of Stephen King, Nick Cutter and/or Grady Hendrix. Samantha Eaton has cemented herself as an instant read author for me and I can’t wait to see what she brings to the horror genre next.
The Dresden Files meets Deadwood in this fantastically weird western by Rance D. Denton. Fast-paced, witty, violent and riveting, HIs Ragged Company keeps you on the edge of your seat and then makes you laugh so hard you fall off.