The Poppy War is a classic underdog story, but with a brutal and very dark twist. A good read, and one that sets the stage for future installments in the series.
BOOK TOUR/Review: Sordaneon (The Triempery Revelations #1) by L.L. Stephens
Tangled politics, fascinating characters, and a world ruled by sleeping gods… Sordaneon was immersive from page one.
THERE’S NO ESCAPIST|A HORROR REVIEW: Curse of the Reaper by Brian McAuley
Both a love letter to the slasher as well as an examination of the genre and it’s effects on those involved, Brian McAuley’s debut deserves a place among the classics that inspired it as well as his peers. If you’re a fan of Stephen Graham Jones and/or Grady Hendrix, check this out immediately. FEAR THE REA-PER REA-PER REA-PER!
Review: The Fall Is All There Is (Four of Mercies #1) by C.M. Caplan
This book is fresh, inventive, quirky, instinctive, and witty. Set in a genre-bending world – think dystopian sci-fi, steampunk, weird west, with shades of grimdark political court intrigue – filled with some of the most unique and downright strange ideas I’ve read. Truly creative.
Review: Four-Scored (Needle and Leaf #2) by Andrew D Meredith
Andrew Meredith is a master of world building. Add intriguing characters and unique plots adds up to novels that readers will love for years to come. There is so much heart and care poured out into each word that is carefully placed into the novel. Once again we are on a journey with the return of two beloved characters, now believing they are free. It was great to be with the father and son relationship that is so carefully crafted and really calls out to me. It is a great addition to their story of what could come from this incredible world.
Review: Lord and King (A Drowned Kingdom Saga #3) by P.L. Stuart
This is a series that holds the promise of even more amazing things to come. The battles are everything that is dreamed of with heart pounding action as well as causing the reader to hold their breath with what the consequences of the battles could be. I find it refreshing that the character is not perfect, though it is perfection that is strived for. He is not the greatest, strongest, or the smartest but is great in all of the above. I eagerly look forward to the future of Othrun and his kingdom. I urge everyone to join in to see where it could go.
Review: Son of a Liche (The Dark Profit Saga #2) by J. Zachary Pike
As far as sequels go, this was a good one. There is much more going on in this book than it’s predecessor, but it was just as funny in parts.
BOOK TOUR/REVIEW: The Way of Unity (Velspar – Elegies #1) by Sarah K. Balstrup
The Way of Unity is a unique dark fantasy full of emotion and fully realized characters. If you like your heroes and villains ambiguous and deep, Sarah K. Balstup has got you covered. Asking deep questions without an agenda, this novel poses many questions with no clear answers. Beautiful prose, deep characters, a splash of romance and political scheming, what more could you want?
Review: Amarah (World of Linaria #3) by L.L. MacRae
This book and series is for all fans of epic fantasy that enjoy high adventure, mystery, dark magic, heists, pirates, dragons, and great storytelling.
Review: Orconomics (The Dark Profit Saga #1) by J. Zachary Pike
A humorous fantasy about economics, the politics of heroes, and questing with a definite MMORPG vibe.
Cold West By Clayton Snyder
Once in a while a book comes along that takes you for a sweet ride without the effort of having to be read.
Review: To Speak With Elders (Protectors of Pretanni #2) by Mike Mollman
I highly recommend this series for a unique take on common fantasy elements that are usually just in the background. I really like seeing the druids as the main characters and being a true steadfast fantasy character. I can see lots of people chanting “I need more Druid!” after reading this second story. I count myself as one of them. Give yourself a treat and change into the mindset that this series should be on your list to read soon!!