Epic Fantasy

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“It was a small gesture of defiance, a candle against the dark night, but later Jian would remember that moment and think, That is when it really began.”

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“Cold-Forged Flame is an exciting and engaging start to a new series.”

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Tor is really knocking it out of the park with these short novels and novellas they've been publishing recently. The Ghoul King is another good one.

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Trying too hard with Celtic mythology and a modern setting in KingFisher, McKillip fails to reach her full award-winning potential (she has won the World Fantasy Award previously), in this

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“a satisfying coming-of-age story via a fantastical adventure.”

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Jim Butcher long ago proved that he had what it takes to write long, complex, but wildly readable series.

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“daring, relentlessly imaginative, and stunningly ambitious.”

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“A pulp story with a more mature and thoughtful edge.”

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“. . . absorbing and detailed, different from anything else out there . . .”

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“. . . an addicting read. . . . N. K. Jemisin knows exactly what she’s doing as a fantasy writer.”

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“. . . a great read . . . a quickly paced thriller with elegant writing and fully drawn characters.”

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Language is magic. It allows us to communicate the intangible as well as the concrete; to relate history, invent story, and blend both into the sometimes maddening mix called legend.