Fantasy

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The Last Tsar’s Dragons does not make for a comforting read.”

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“This isn’t a novel to reinforce easy faith.

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“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.”

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“This is a book likely to age well. It’s genuine, charming, and confident in its presentation of independent girlhood.”

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“Carrying McGuire’s signature voice, Middlegame takes the reader through fantastic yet dark childhoods that blossom into a grim, powerful godhood.

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“well worth reading; however, readers should be prepared for the breadth of the stories and the occasionally problematic sexual encounters.”

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Wounds will no doubt be remembered as one of the most disquieting and memorable short story collections to come out this year.”

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Marlon James delivers a twisting, hallucinatory epic fairy tale that delivers a punch that can be felt ’round the world.”

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“The Bird King is a beautiful read, paying fine attention to the natural environment and the nuances of the characters’ interactions.”

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“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

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"The Kingdom of Copper will appeal to fans of epic fantasy across the board . . ."

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“A brilliant and fitting ending to a wickedly adored series.”

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“an enjoyable and engaging novel.” 

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“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

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Art and Arcana offers glorious illustrations, fascinating backstories, and the occasional painful misstep of a franchise entering its 40th year.”

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“A clever and hauntingly grim fantasy . . . that will most certainly entertain fans of swordsmen, medieval sieges, and battles.”

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“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.”

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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King straddles the line between book and art object.

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Jane Yolen has been writing science fiction and fantasy for young adults since the 1960s. Her work is generally acclaimed and widely read.

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“Fans of black and white good-versus-evil tropes, road trip stories, and slow burn horror will delight in Alice Isn’t Dead.”

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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.

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“its inventiveness and the vividness of Bunch’s language create a terrain that is both deeply weird, unnervingly familiar, and well worth a visit.”

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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

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“filled with plenty of romance and laughter, rather than the expected blood and gore of a vampire tale.”

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“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.”

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