So, normally I try and not list whole series but with November and December typically being rather sparse in terms of new books I thought I would capitalize on this weeks release of The Chosen Seed, the third book in Sarah Pinborough’s Forgotten Gods series to highlight the whole series rather than just the latest book.
What is it?
A blistering blend of noir, dark fantasy, and near-future horror. This is a difficult series to pin down but one that fans of dark genre fiction should read. This is supernatural fiction at its best.
OK, so Ian Tregillis’ Something More Than Night doesn’t release until December 3rd but, it being a holiday week and all, my choices of new books is fairly slim.
What is it?
I first read Ian Tregillis’ Bitter Seeds (a alternate-history fantasy set during World War 2 involving magic and Nazi super-science) when it first came out and thought it was an amazingly accomplished debut novel with a deep, realistic world and believably flawed characters. Something More Than Night is a departure from his Milkweed Triptych series and is a hardboiled mystery full of angels and murder.
Whether you’re pacing yourself with the HBO series or are eagerly chomping at the bit waiting for The Winds of Winter (come on George, write like the wind!) there are plenty of other wonderful fantasy series which feature the same kind of grit and maturity as George R. R. Martin’s seminal series. Click on a… Continue reading →