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Book Review: The Vorrh

May 14th, 2015
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At the heart of this astounding work of fantasy broods a jungle called the Vorrh, a forest so unending that it warps time and steals souls.

Book Review: The Wide World’s End

March 15th, 2015

In the concluding volume of James Enge’s gripping fantasy trilogy, a band of unlikely heroes is caught between warring godlike beings in a world quickly tearing itself apart

Book Review: Shadow

February 26th, 2015
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In the second volume of Will Elliott’s fantastic “Pendulum” trilogy, a large and engaging cast of characters fight to survive in a world drastically out of balance

Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic

February 16th, 2015
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In V. E. Schwab’s new fantasy novel, a young man can travel between a string of alternate-reality Londons

Book Review: The Whispering Swarm

January 19th, 2015
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The legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock returns after a long absence to the genre he helped to create

Book Review: The Slow Regard of Silent Things

November 2nd, 2014

The bestselling author of the “Kingkiller Chronicles” turns in a short novella devoted to one of his fan-favorite characters

Book Review: Tower Lord

July 20th, 2014
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Anthony Ryan follows up his much-praised debut “Blood Song” with a much more ambitious sequel

Book Review: The Pilgrims

March 22nd, 2014
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When two London friends find a doorway leading to a magical realm, they think they’re in luck – but Will Elliott’s raucous new novel has some nasty surprises in store for them

Book Review: The Barrow

March 19th, 2014
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Ancient magic talismans are almost always more trouble than they’re worth, but that doesn’t deter the rag-tag group of anti-heroes in Mark Smylie’s energetically readable debut novel

Book Review: The Emperor’s Blades

January 31st, 2014
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The engrossing first volume of a very promising new fantasy series

Book Review: What Makes This Book So Great

January 28th, 2014
what makes this book so great

One of the brightest stars in the sci-fi/fantasy night sky writes about the interesting stuff she’s been re-reading

Book Review: He Drank, and Saw the Spider

January 15th, 2014
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Sixteen years ago, young mercenary Eddie LaCrosse saved a baby girl from an angry bear and found her a good home far from trouble – or so he thought. Sixteen years later, that baby girl is all grown up and at the heart of all the trouble in the world in Alex Bledsoe’s latest nifty sword-and-sorcery novel

Book Review: Two Serpents Rise

December 25th, 2013
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In a fantasy version of LA where sorcerous captains of industry wage war against the gods, a conflicted young ‘risk manager’ works to prevent a dark plot from poisoning millions of people

Book Review: The Lost Prince

December 20th, 2013
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A group of extra-dimensional retainers must protect their exiled prince – but he doesn’t know who he is, and they don’t either.

Book Review: Wolfhound Century

April 23rd, 2013
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A killer stalks a dark-fantasy alternate version of the Soviet Union in Peter Higgins’ fantastic debut novel

Book Review: A Memory of Light

January 12th, 2013
a memory of light

The legendary fantasy series at long last comes to its conclusion

Book Review: Ice Forged

January 8th, 2013
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The first volume in a new fantasy series opens on a world where the everyday background magic on which everybody depends is beginning to flicker out …

Book Review: Wake of the Bloody Angel

July 11th, 2012
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The latest adventure featuring freelance ‘sword jockey’ Eddie LaCrosse is – avast! – a rollicking pirate-yarn!

Guest Movie Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

June 4th, 2012
6 The fairest of them all; seriously, I don’t get it

Can the Peter Jackson/Lord of the Rings approach work with the Brothers Grimm? Mr. Anderson tells the tale!

Classics Reissued: The Mabinogion Tetralogy

May 26th, 2012
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A towering landmark of epic fantasy literature is re-issued in a pretty paperback!

Book Review: Songs of the Earth

April 7th, 2012
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The valiant young hero of Elspeth Cooper’s debut novel must flee from a Church that condemns his growing energy-powers as evil …

Book Review: Death and Resurrection

January 24th, 2012
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A new fantasy novel from a neglected giant in the genre!

Book Review: Spectrum 18

December 21st, 2011
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The latest eye-catching volume in the ongoing series collecting the best science fiction and fantasy artwork of the previous year – elves, jedis, dragons, warlocks, and busty showgirls … and more than a few surprises!

Book Review: The Heroes

December 3rd, 2011

The latest gritty, violent, sarcastic military science fiction novel from Joe Abercrombie

Book Review: Sympathy for the Devil

August 14th, 2011
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In their latest outing, intrepid paranormal investigators Morris and Chastain look into an American presidential candidate who seems too good to be true.

Book Review: The Fallen Blade

August 11th, 2011
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A terrific new fantasy novel set in an alternate 15th century Venice.

Book Review: Hounded

May 22nd, 2011

A new fantasy series about a sexy druid (two thousand years young) fighting supernatural threats in present-day Arizona.

Book Review: Moontusk

May 14th, 2011
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The first volume of a fantasy series set in a richly-imagined world of woolly mammoths and exotic tribesmen.

Book Review: Wolfsangel

April 13th, 2011

Norse saga and werewolf yarn combine in the debut of a fast-paced, smart, and violent new fantasy series.

Book Review: The Scar-Crow Men

April 10th, 2011
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The dashing, omni-competent Will Swyfte returns to swash some further buckles in Mark Chadbourn’s new alternate-history fantasy novel.

Review of The Definitive Prince Valiant Companion

December 12th, 2009

In his review of The Definitive Prince Valiant Companion, Khalid Ponte tell us about the dynamic partnership of Brian Kane and Hal Foster.