Category Archive: fantasy

Jun 06

The Weird – Edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

About the book A landmark, eclectic, leviathan-sized anthology of fiction’s wilder, stranger, darker shores. From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird and amongst its practitioners number some of the …

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Jun 05

Of Blood and Honey – Stina Leicht

About the book Liam never knew who his father was. The town of Derry had always assumed that he was the bastard of a protestant — his mother never spoke of him, and Liam assumed he was dead. But when the war between the fallen and the fey began to heat up, Liam and his …

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Apr 27

Scourge of the Betrayer – Jeff Salyards

About the book Many tales are told of the Syldoon Empire and its fearsome soldiers, who are known throughout the world for their treachery and atrocities. Some say that the Syldoon eat virgins and babies–or perhaps their own mothers. Arkamondos, a bookish young scribe, suspects that the Syldoon’s dire reputation may have grown in the …

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Apr 10

The Troupe – Robert Jackson Bennett

About the book   Vaudeville: mad,mercenary, dreamy, and absurd, a world of clashing cultures and ferociousshowmanship and wickedly delightful deceptions.   But sixteen-year-old pianist George Carole hasjoined vaudeville for one reason only: to find the man he suspects to be hisfather, the great Heironomo Silenus. Yet as he chases down his father’s troupe,he begins to …

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Apr 05

The Winds of Khalakovo – Bradley P. Beaulieu

About the book Amonginhospitable and unforgiving seas stands Khalakovo, a mountainous archipelagoof seven islands, its prominent eyrie stretching a thousand feet into the sky.Serviced by windships bearing goods and dignitaries, Khalakovo’s eyrie standsat the crossroads of world trade. But all is not well in Khalakovo. Conflicthas erupted between the ruling Landed, the indigenous Aramahn, and …

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Apr 02

Shadow’s Son – Jon Sprunk

About the book In the holy city ofOthir, treachery and corruption lurk at the end of every street, just the placefor a freelance assassin with no loyalties and few scruples.  Caim makes his living on the edge of a blade,but when a routine job goes south, he is thrust into the middle of an insidiousplot. …

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Mar 27

Throne of the Crescent Moon – Saladin Ahmed

Aboutthe book From Saladin Ahmed,finalist for the Nebula and Campbell Awards, comes one of the year’s mostanticipated fantasy debuts, THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON, a fantasy adventurewith all the magic of The Arabian Nights.  The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, land of djenn andghuls, Khalifs and killers, is on the brink of civil war. To make things …

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Mar 23

Range of Ghosts – Elizabeth Bear

About the book Temur, grandson ofthe Great Khan, is walking away from a battlefield where he was left fordead. All around lie the fallen armies of his cousin and his brother, whomade war to rule the Khaganate. Temur is now the legitimate heir by bloodto his grandfather’s throne, but he is not the strongest. Going into exile …

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Mar 19

Jack of Ravens – Mark Chadbourn

Aboutthe book A quest of epicreach spanning the globe under the mythologies of five great cultures – andfinally crossing the barrier between life and death.  Jack Churchill, archaeologist and dreamer, walksout of the mist and into Celtic Britain more than two thousand years before hewas born, with no knowledge of how he got there.  All …

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Mar 10

Wide Open – Deborah Coates

About the book When Sergeant HallieMichaels comes back to South Dakota from Afghanistan on ten days’ compassionateleave, her sister Dell’s ghost is waiting at the airport to greet her. The sheriff says that Dell’s death was suicide,but Hallie doesn’t believe it. Something happened or Dell’s ghost wouldn’tstill be hanging around. Friends and family, mourning Dell’s …

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