“King knocks it smoothly out of the park.”
“Rust in the Root is an absolute delight of a book, with thick worldbuilding, a complex magic system, discussions of race, power, gender, and sexuality—all wrapped
“master craft level of world building that offers much more to the fantasy genre than the usual fare.”
“Readers who enjoy political intrigue in their fantasy will find Beaton’s debut deeply satisfying.”
“Editor Melissa Edmundson has produced a valuable collection for scholars and curious readers alike.”
“The Four Profound Weaves is a beautifully articulated exploration of queer identity and transformation.
“With affable characters intelligently written, it is the world-building that sets this book apart from the usual fare.”
“These Southern Stepford wives will match Scarlett O’Hara for sheer determination and surpass Buffy the Vampire Slayer with their courage, while giving the reader an unexpected ironic chuck
The world of fantasy is alive with short fiction, and those wild-growing stories are bundled together by a league of anthologists who carefully arrange tales by theme.
“This is top rate action/adventure horror with the right amount of humanity to keep the reader’s attention from cover to cover.”
“New readers and seasoned veterans alike will enjoy this dive back into the land of talking unicorns, demon-dead queens, brooding sex, and the Blood politics that made the series a favorite
“A well-written bit of escapism that offers a few hours of easy reading fun.”
“The long-awaited third novel of the Relic series is here.
“The Grand Dark doesn’t rise above the pulpy, overwrought drama of the eponymous theater’s productions.
“The end result is that Johnston delivers a kick-in-the nuts, edgy, and dark book that excites on every level.”
“Any reader who likes the literary convention of placing real-life people in fictional situations will wholeheartedly enjoy Stoker’s Wilde.”
“The Razor is science fiction written at a thriller pace.
“Titanshade satisfies well enough to make you start over at the beginning to see what you missed.”
“far-reaching, ambitious, and urgently queer. . . . it contains magnificent work worth diving into, even at the risk of drowning or being devoured.”
“It’s rare to find a genre novel so satisfying in its commitment to political realism . . .”
“this novel is definitely a heart-pounder, and a good incentive to sleep with the lights on. Kudos to Anonymous for a chilling addition to stories of this urban legend.”
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“this story is full evidence that ghosties and ghoulies inhabit places other than the United States and Transylvania.”
“Sisyphean is a challenging read, but love it or leave it, one will come away with a deep admiration for its ideas, genre boundary breaking, immersive world-buildi
“In Queen Phela, authors Golden and Lebbon have created a female villain rivaling Lady Macbeth.”