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.
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 →
Originally a self-published series of novels Hugh Howey’s Wool saw hardcover release from Simon Schuster last month. In this post-apocalyptic novel readers are introduced to a society of humans living in what seems to be a silo transformed into an underground habitation. One hundred levels deep the people of this silo are focused on living their lives and surviving below ground. In those instances when dissatisfaction, or even optimism about the outside world, occurs the people are given what they want: the chance to go outside; a chance that invariably leads to death. Continue reading →
They’re not thieves. They’re independent contractors. Sure their methods might not always be legal but given the proper notice the brawny fighter Hadrian and the dexterous thief Royce can get any job done…for a price. Collecting the first two novels by author Michael J. Sullivan, The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha, Theft of Swords is from a bold new voice in fantasy. Continue reading →