Review | Sins of the Mother – Rob J. Hayes

About the Book In her darklight the world will burn. Eskara Helsene is missing. She left her queendom, her friends, her children, even her own name behind. No one has seen the Corpse Queen for a decade. Someone is murdering Sourcerers, forcing them to reject their magic and opening scars in reality, and monsters from…

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Review | An End to Sorrow – Michael R. Fletcher

About the Book THE OBSIDIAN PATH IS IN RUINS Abandoned by his god and chained in the bilge of Iremaire’s war galley, Khraen has lost everything. His only friend is dead, his wife beheaded and thrown into the ocean. In an act of true self-destruction, a shard of Khraen’s heart stalks the islands destroying the…

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Review | Idols Fall – Mike Shel

About the Book Agnes Manteo now bears her father’s sentient Djao sword, along with a terrible revelation—the gods are charlatans, ancient sorcerers who draw their strength from the suffering of humanity. She and her Syraeic companions have but one duty: to track down those pretenders and end their reign of cruelty and lies, no matter…

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Review | Legends & Lattes – Travis Baldree

About the Book Worn out after decades of packing steel and raising hell, Viv the orc barbarian cashes out of the warrior’s life with one final score. A forgotten legend, a fabled artifact, and an unreasonable amount of hope lead her to the streets of Thune, where she plans to open the first coffee shop…

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Review | The Skin – J.E. Hannaford

About the Book How far would you go to save your skin?  I’m a selkie, trapped above the waves until I can recover my skin. Humans used to call us seal-wives many years ago – before they broke the planet. I thought that less humans, after the warming, would mean less danger. My kind believed our world…

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Announcement | An Elegy for Hope Release Date

Well, here I am, at the moment I’ve been dreading. I have to delay the release for An Elegy for Hope. Let me tell you why, and when you can expect it (November). A few months ago, Adrian from Grimdark Magazine contacted me with an opportunity to finish editing The King Must Fall and then…

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As you may or may not know, I have a second blog I kind of infrequently update with nonfiction book reviews and historical deep dives. I don’t really stress that blog too much, or talk about it a lot because it’s more my brain dumping ground (I use it to sort out and synthesize my…

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Editing | Let’s Talk About Dialogue Tags

(Huge hat tip to Joanne Harris on twitter for starting a thread on this, which happened to be something I was planning on addressing anyway. She gave me the idea on just how to break it down and do the thing.) I’ve recently had a few edits that were bogged down by an overuse of…

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Review | Farview – Kim Fielding

About the Book Ravaged by a horrific experience, Oliver Webb flees the smog-bound city of Greynox for a quiet seaside village and the inheritance he’s never seen: a cottage called Farview. He discovers clear skies, friendly imps, and a charming storyteller named Felix Corbyn. With help from Felix’s tales, Oliver learns surprising secrets about his…

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Review | Neon Leviathan – T.R. Napper

About the Book A collection of stories about the outsiders – the criminals, the soldiers, the addicts, the mathematicians, the gamblers and the cage fighters, the refugees and the rebels. From the battlefield to alternate realities to the mean streets of the dark city, we walk in the shoes of those who struggle to survive…

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