“The Last Tsar’s Dragons does not make for a comforting read.”
“This isn’t a novel to reinforce easy faith.
“this dive into the internecine struggles of the undying and the complexities of their interaction with humanity are a welcome expansion on the world and characters of Lord’s first novel.”
“This is a book likely to age well. It’s genuine, charming, and confident in its presentation of independent girlhood.”
“Carrying McGuire’s signature voice, Middlegame takes the reader through fantastic yet dark childhoods that blossom into a grim, powerful godhood.
“well worth reading; however, readers should be prepared for the breadth of the stories and the occasionally problematic sexual encounters.”
“Wounds will no doubt be remembered as one of the most disquieting and memorable short story collections to come out this year.”
“Marlon James delivers a twisting, hallucinatory epic fairy tale that delivers a punch that can be felt ’round the world.”
“The Bird King is a beautiful read, paying fine attention to the natural environment and the nuances of the characters’ interactions.”
“Starting with sex and murder, Gates of Stone fires off like a cannon into a rollercoaster actionfest that keeps the pages turning well into the night long after the reader should
"The Kingdom of Copper will appeal to fans of epic fantasy across the board . . ."
“A brilliant and fitting ending to a wickedly adored series.”
“an enjoyable and engaging novel.”
“A hard, mesmerizing book, The Monster Baru Cormorant will have deep appeal with fans of both dark and low fantasy (“hard” fantasy), as well as those looking for the world-as-chara
“Art and Arcana offers glorious illustrations, fascinating backstories, and the occasional painful misstep of a franchise entering its 40th year.”
“A clever and hauntingly grim fantasy . . . that will most certainly entertain fans of swordsmen, medieval sieges, and battles.”
“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.”
Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King straddles the line between book and art object.
Jane Yolen has been writing science fiction and fantasy for young adults since the 1960s. Her work is generally acclaimed and widely read.
“Fans of black and white good-versus-evil tropes, road trip stories, and slow burn horror will delight in Alice Isn’t Dead.”
This is a golden age of independent comics. Artists develop singular approaches, cultivate followings online, and burst into the print scene with fully developed universes and styles.
“its inventiveness and the vividness of Bunch’s language create a terrain that is both deeply weird, unnervingly familiar, and well worth a visit.”
Barren promised to be an interesting read for two reasons: one, it centers on an LGBTQ protagonist, which is something that’s still hard to find in mainstream fantasy fiction, and two, it
“filled with plenty of romance and laughter, rather than the expected blood and gore of a vampire tale.”
“In Starless, Jacqueline Carey has achieved what many have floundered: a story in which gender is complex and integral to the plot, but is not the plot within itself.”