“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.”
“A tavern maid’s-eye view of epic fantasy is an appealing concept, but in the end, it feels like that eye is looking in too many directions at once.”
“an entertaining and engaging read”
“fans of the series will absolutely delight in the final installation in Scalzi’s epic space opera trilogy.”
This is the second book of the series that started with Foundryside, one of the best fantasies of 2018.
“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 Ascent to Godhood is definitively not to be missed.”
“The end result is that Johnston delivers a kick-in-the nuts, edgy, and dark book that excites on every level.”
“Despite that rushed feeling as the story enters its second half, The Priory of the Orange Tree is a fascinating epic fantasy set in a rich, well-developed world.”
"The Kingdom of Copper will appeal to fans of epic fantasy across the board . . ."
“Jennifer Estep’s engaging style and a perfect balance of action and intrigue make this a strong first installment of a promising new fantasy series.”
“Those who loved The Tiger’s Daughter for its slow burn romance will find The Phoenix Empress a stirring, compassionate book.”
In the land of Iwagoto, an old danger is returning. Every thousand years, someone with the right prayers can summon up a dragon to grant their wish—for good or for ill.
Esmae is born cursed—destined to destroy her mother’s kingdom that her twin brother is to inherit.
Reader warning: This review contains spoilers.
Dark elves and rogue warriors battle for the fate of a savage world in an action-packed, high fantasy relaunch of R. A. Salvatore’s Dungeons and Dragons-inspired franchise.
The Armored Saint is a book that doesn’t quite know what it wants to be.
This heady blend of sci-fi, romance, and revolution reels in the reader from the start.
Sancia Grado starts this book facedown in the mud, and things don’t get much better for her from there.
In her follow up to The Half-Drowned King, Linnea Hartsuyker continues her novelization of Snorri Sturlison’s “The Saga of Harald Harfagr” in an immaculately researched story that stands u
“King of Ashes is the entertaining beginning to a welcome new series by a fantasy great.”
“Ragnvald danced on the oars, leaping from one to the next as the crew rowed. Some kept their oars steady to make it easier for him; some tried to jostle Ragnvald off when he landed on them.
“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.”