“Our holy fire will chase all rats out of their roosts. We must armor our hearts with faith as we do our bodies with iron.”
Review: The Many Shades of Midnight by C.M. Debell
The Many Shades of Midnight is a solid standalone debut novel, with an important message at its heart – one that is directly linked to our own real world issues. If you’re looking for a standalone fantasy, with complex characters, told with a fresh new voice, then this is well worth your time.
BOOK TOUR/REVIEW: The Price of Power (The Price of Power #1) by Michael Michel
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.
Review: Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) by Jay Kristoff
A fascinating read for a number of reasons, with some dark and brutal content. This was an excellent book one.
Review: Conqueror’s Blood (Gunmetal Gods Saga #2) by Zamil Akhtar
While reading (and re-reading) Gunmetal Gods, book 1 in the Gunmetal Gods saga, I didn’t think the story could get any more compelling. Boy, was I wrong! Conqueror’s Blood takes everything that I loved about Book 1 and makes it even better.
BOOK TOUR/REVIEW: Curse of the Fallen (Fallen Light #1) by H.C. Newell
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.
Review: Springtide Harvest by J.D. Mitchell
This was a fun quest filled fantasy book. It really reminded me of a quest for a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, making me think of a group surrounded around a table. The quests are real and interesting, constantly upping the ante with each subsequent visit to the dungeons and other locales throughout the novel. It starts with a bang and keeps it going, right up until the end of the novel. The artwork in the physical edition was a great addition, giving another sense to the pacing and sense of time through the novel.
Review: The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang
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: 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?
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: Black Stone Heart (The Obsidian Path, book 1) By Michael R Fletcher
A dark and foreboding picture painted from a mesmerising spectrum of greys that will invade your dreams and expand your mind.
Review: Gunmetal Gods (Gunmetal Gods Saga #1) by Zamil Akhtar
This book is magical. Zamil did an amazing job sharing his experience and making the Middle Eastern culture understandable for someone who has little to no background in it. He dunks your head into the metaphorical water so you can’t do anything else but be fully immersed in this vivid, colorful world.