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Crossroads of Canopy

[Unar's] resentment of her peers getting promoted above her, her discovery of Audblayinland’s mistreatment of slaves, and her sexual awakening are wonderfully brought to life.


The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel

Strongly recommended for those looking for a standalone fantasy novel of the fairytale persuasion.


The Guns of Empire

The Shadow Campaigns has consistently been an impressive series for how well it delivers on so many levels of entertainment, as well balancing tropes and upsetting expectations.


The Heart of What Was Lost: A Novel of Osten Ard

It is an excellent piece of fiction from that standpoint and from the standpoint of a fan of both Tad Williams and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m even more excited to read The Witchwood Crown, the first volume of The Last King of Osten Ard in the spring.


The Burning Page

If you’ve read the first two and liked them, you’ll certainly enjoy The Burning Page.


Masks and Shadows

Masks and Shadows is an elegant literary symphony in which the author displays mastery of nuanced characterisation, romance, opera, intrigue and dark alchemy.


A City Dreaming: A Novel

Is A City Dreaming Polansky’s most accessible work? No, probably not. Is it his most ambitious book to date? It just might be.


The Heart of What Was Lost: A Novel of Osten Ard

That Williams has turned this functional little tome into a gem unto itself not only speaks to his enduring talent as a spinner of fantasy, but to the durability of Osten Ard itself — an awesome, immersive realm well worth revisiting all these years later.


The Cold Eye

On the page it feels less like make-believe and more like walking in the wilderness of half-forgotten American legends. With just a midnight whisper of violent truth.


The Shadow of What Was Lost

The Shadow of What Was Lost is an engrossing fantasy debut.... [T]he twisting and complex storylines, fascinating characters and inventive magic make for a fun read packed with plenty of mystery.


The Mountain of Kept Memory

Where this novel shines...is in its magical and theological systems.


Certain Dark Things

Certain Dark Things is a mixture of emotions: terrifying, suspenseful, heartwarming, and humorous. You’re going to deeply care about the characters in this book, and there’s nothing you can do about it. So buckle in and enjoy the ride.


The Shadow of What Was Lost

A promising page-turner from a poised newcomer who’s well worth keeping tabs on.


Certain Dark Things

Certain Dark Things is Urban Fantasy, Noir, alternate history in a tale of revenge, survival and, why-not, love – it’s the vampire tale I did not know I was waiting for.


A Torch Against the Night

I finished this book but I’m unsure that I’ll be continuing the series. And as such, I can’t truly recommend it.


Ghost Talkers

I adore the premise and the setting and quite enjoyed the tale in general, but I think in the end I really wanted more out of the story.


Magic Binds

Ilona Andrews is so talented and this world so strong and compelling that it’s hard not to expect too much from a series that has been consistently delivering for years.


Certain Dark Things

Drug wars, vampires, Mexico City and a smidge of history besides, and all set in the very near future, Certain Dark Things is a fabulous read.


The Ferryman Institute: A Novel

The term "beach read" could easily be applied to The Ferryman Institute, but since we are past Summer at this point, if you're needing a little light reading to cheer you from the miserable, frigid grayness of impending Winter, this would be a solid title to pick up.