Review: Burn the Dark, by S. A. Hunt

Burn the Dark: Malus Domestica Book 1 By S. A. Hunt, Published by Tor Books, January 2020 Burn the Dark is an excellent combination of modern-day fantasy, internet fame, and witch hunting from a protagonist you’d be desperate to follow on YouTube. Hunt manages to combine loads of characters alongside witch-lore and horror elements to create … Continue reading Review: Burn the Dark, by S. A. Hunt

Modern Day Humor Meets Fantasy Realm in ‘An Orc on the Wild Side’

An Orc on the Wild Side pairs classic fantasy with day-in-the-life humor, providing loads of laughs and a hilarious reinvention of fantasy tropes and stock characters. The book essentially brings Lord of the Rings into modern day, giving us insight into scenarios such as reforms in a goblin kingdom where eating your fellow goblin is … Continue reading Modern Day Humor Meets Fantasy Realm in ‘An Orc on the Wild Side’

‘The Imaginary Corpse’ Gives Us the Most Original World of the Year

The best way to describe The Imaginary Corpse is ‘wow.’ This is a unique book, the kind that instantly sends your mind reeling, asking how an author came up with such an intriguing, imaginative idea. The world of make believe has been used time and again, but Hayes takes it to a whole new level, … Continue reading ‘The Imaginary Corpse’ Gives Us the Most Original World of the Year

4 Things to Love About ‘Novice Dragoneer’

It’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with Novice Dragoneer. The dragons talk, the world has an intensely developed history, and the central character is the kind of badass hero I wanted to root for. Check out my four favorite things about this wonderfully done novel! First and foremost: TALKING DRAGONS! I realize there are … Continue reading 4 Things to Love About ‘Novice Dragoneer’

‘The Deep’ Review: A Groundbreaking Alternate History

The Deep is one of the most meaningful reads I’ve experienced. The central concept is fascinating and heartbreaking, imagining an alternative past for the African slave women who drowned in the Atlantic. It’s filled with beautiful imagery juxtaposed against the deep pain that permeates throughout their descendants. I was especially interested in the concept of … Continue reading ‘The Deep’ Review: A Groundbreaking Alternate History

Top-Notch Worldbuilding in ‘The Grand Dark’

The Grand Dark is a prime example of excellent worldbuilding, highlighting a dark and mysterious city whose residents are struggling to recover from a recent bloody war. Kadrey’s creation is brimming with creativity. While the central character and the general story are enthralling, the real beauty of the book lies in the delicate setting and … Continue reading Top-Notch Worldbuilding in ‘The Grand Dark’

‘Ash Kickers’ Review: Adrenaline Fueled Adventure in a Modern Fantasy World

Ash Kickers features the kind of excitement and stellar writing that makes for a great adventure. It’s a world of dragons, ghosts, and new larger-than-life creatures, highlighted by the always compelling Smoke Eaters and their deadly 9-5 experiences. This is modern fantasy at its best, taking the mythical creatures of legends and plugging them into … Continue reading ‘Ash Kickers’ Review: Adrenaline Fueled Adventure in a Modern Fantasy World