Tag Archives: Epic Fantasy

The Hidden Face has a Great Premise for an Epic Fantasy

A face without a face.  An unmasking that leaves the mask. The Hidden Face has a great premise.  Every several hundred years the “Face” of Akhen is unveiled.  The likeness of the Face and the Face’s powers are either intentionally … Continue reading

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The Tethered Mage is an excellent fantasy debut, if a little YA for my tastes

The Tethered Mage is an excellent fantasy debut, if a little YA for my tastes.  It benefits tremendously from a rich, Venetian-inspired setting, a well-crafted plot, and two strong leads. Heiress Amalia is pulled into empire politics when chance (and … Continue reading

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DNF Review of The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera

I stuck with The Tiger’s Daughter for either a short time or a long time, depending on how you look at it.  On one hand, I only made it 20% through the book according to my Kindle.  On the other … Continue reading

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A Plague of Giants is Plagued by Narrative Choices

I wanted to like this book.  A lot.  And I did like it!  Just not a lot.  A Plague of Giants has a great concept between the giants (underserved in fantasy!) and the seven kenning magic system.  And Hearne is … Continue reading

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The Fall of Dragons Ends a Great Fantasy Series with a Bloody, Alien Bang

Is there anything left I can say about The Traitor Son Cycle that I haven’t already said?  After all, I have already posted reviews of the first, second, third, and fourth books, and I posted a pitch for Game of … Continue reading

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Blackwing is a Grimdark with Hope (but mostly Blood)

I’m not much for Grimdark.  It’s not that I’m against it, per se, but just that I haven’t limited experience with it.  I have my thoughts, but they aren’t exactly fully formed.  I say that to explain the long digression … Continue reading

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Review of In the Field Marshal’s Shadow by Brian McClellan

Brian McClellan is one of my favorite fantasy authors to hit the scene in the past decade.  His Powder Mage trilogy is the epitome of Flintlock Fantasy, as far as I am concerned.  McClellan has written and self-published a good … Continue reading

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