“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.
“Fans of black and white good-versus-evil tropes, road trip stories, and slow burn horror will delight in Alice Isn’t Dead.”
Jane Yolen has been writing science fiction and fantasy for young adults since the 1960s. Her work is generally acclaimed and widely read.
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.”
“a fast-moving, exciting, sometimes near-harrowing story of one of man’s basic fears, that of the denial of one’s true identity by those he loves.”
Sixteen people are found brutally murdered in an illegal gambling club in Angra Dastrelas, the corrupt capital city of the corporate-owned planet Gattis.
“Then again, true love required so much more than the boy-meets-girl stuff—and mutual attraction was the easy part.”
“In Queen Phela, authors Golden and Lebbon have created a female villain rivaling Lady Macbeth.”
“Both youngsters and adults alike will be thrilled by Nick’s trials and tribulations and how he rises above them.”
“I’m not old enough to cope with this.”
Gluttony Bay is the sixth book in the Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace, preparing fans for the Martini Shot of the series.
Spellbinding is an appropriate word to describe S. A. Chakraborty’s debut novel, The City of Brass. Mesmerizing is another.
“a character study of the changes love in its various forms makes in individuals accustomed to lives of violence . . .”
“The Twilight Pariah is the kind of story that makes the goosebumps rise.”
“Ladee Hubbard has written a celebration of family, as well as of the individual.”
"skillfully woven . . ."
“a delightful book, guaranteed to promote snickers, chuckles, and a guffaw or two.”
"reads like a writer having fun, which is always good to experience."
“The Bedlam Stacks is an adventure, perhaps a fable, but definitely an intriguing flight of historical fantasy.”