Review | The Wolf in the Whale – Jordanna Max Brodsky

About the Book A sweeping tale of clashing cultures, warring gods, and forbidden love: In 1000 AD, a young Inuit shaman and a Viking warrior become unwilling allies as war breaks out between their peoples and their gods-one that will determine the fate of them all. “There is a very old story, rarely told, of…

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Review | Liefdom – Jesse Teller

About the Book A zealous guardian in a peaceful city, Gentry Mandrake is a fairy unlike any other. Cast out and hated for his differences, his violent nature makes him wonder at the purity of his soul. He hunts for belonging while fighting to protect the human child bound to him. Explore the mythical realm…

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Indie Author Interview | Matt Larkin

Indie Author Interviews is a series of interviews featuring indie authors. These interviews will drop once or twice a week. If you’d like to be part of this series, please contact me at Sarah (at) bookwormblues (dot) net. Please support the authors by clicking on the affiliate links in the interview, spread the word, and,…

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Review | Windborn – Alex S. Bradshaw

About the Book Drowning is only the beginning…  Edda Gretasdottir is a raider, a fell-handed shield-maiden, feared along every coast. Hers is a life woven in battle scars. But she never wanted to walk the warrior’s path. All she wanted was freedom, to earn enough gold to buy her family their own remote farm, and…

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Review | Gunmetal Gods – Zamil Akhtar

About the Book They took his daughter, so Micah comes to take their kingdom. Fifty thousand gun-toting paladins march behind him, all baptized in angel blood, thirsty to burn unbelievers. Only the janissaries can stand against them. Their living legend, Kevah, once beheaded a magus amid a hail of ice daggers. But ever since his…

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Review | Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro

About the Book Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those…

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Review | Subversive – Colleen Cowley

About the Book In an America controlled by wizards and 100 years behind on women’s rights, Beatrix Harper counts herself among the resistance—the Women’s League for the Prohibition of Magic. Then Peter Blackwell, the only wizard her town has ever produced, unexpectedly returns home and presses her into service as his assistant. Beatrix fears he…

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Review | The Lord of Stariel – A.J. Lancaster

About the Book The Lord of Stariel is dead. Long live the Lord of Stariel. Whoever that is.  Everyone knows who the magical estate will choose for its next ruler. Or do they?  Will it be the lord’s eldest son, who he despised?  His favourite nephew, with the strongest magical land-sense?  His scandalous daughter, who…

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Review | The Forever King – Ben Galley

About the Book Revenge loves company.  Mithrid Fenn wants nothing to do with magick. Magick is a curse word, banned by the vast Arka Empire and punishable by death. Its purging has finally brought peace to war-torn Emaneska. Only a stubborn rebellion, led by the warlord Outlaw King, raids and pillages the empire’s northern fringes. To…

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Review | The Poison Thread – Laura Purcell

About the Book A thrilling Victorian gothic horror tale about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to kill Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy, and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor, and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea’s charitable work brings her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted by the…

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