Category Archives: Fantasy

The Shattered Sun is Marred by a Weak Conclusion

The Shattered Sun is a hard book to pin down.  The copy describes it as an “epic sword-and-sorcery . . . fantasy.”  It is, technically, an epic fantasy.  The trilogy concerns potentially world-ending matters.  The third book, after all, opens … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Traitor to Dreams by Alexander Hellene

Friend of the Blog Alex just published his novel A Traitor to Dreams.  I had the opportunity to beta read A Traitor to Dreams over the summer, and it is a good one.  Check it out! Can’t Wait Wednesday is … Continue reading

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SF: Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
Richard Kadrey meets Daniel Woodrell. For 1,000 years Santa has kept his dark counterpoint Krampus magically imprisoned, and for 1,000 years Krampus has plotted his revenge.  This Christmas Yule he will get it. Krampus is…

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Review of Cold Iron by Miles Cameron

I was a huge fan of Miles Cameron’s Traitor Son Cycle, the first fantasy by an experienced historical fiction writer.  Which reminds me that I really need to pick up some of Cameron’s historical fiction (written as Christian Cameron).  I … Continue reading

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SF: Some Dark Holler by Luke Bauserman

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
For Halloween I’m returning to the motif of selling your soul. Bauserman pitched an advanced copy of Some Dark Holler to me because I reviewed a collection of Manly Wade Wellman’s Silver John stories.  I…

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Throwback SF Thursday: Mortu and Kyrus in the White City by Schuyler Hernstrom

“You may talk of cities and justice all you wish.  Tonight, the pagan wins.  My anger will be sated and these wicked people brought to ruin.” Mortu and Kyrus in the White City is a new novella out from Cirsova … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Right Hand of Doom, Red Shadows, Rattle of Bones (Solomon Kane)

I finally settled on a Hallowread for this October.  I will be rereading and posting on Dracula.  I will probably also do a post on the 1931 movie.  But I don’t plan on doing as many posts as I did … Continue reading

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