Tag Archives: Flintlock Fantasy

Crowfall Caps a Landmark Work of GrimHeart

Ed McDonald does something remarkable with Crowfall.  Crowfall is the third (and presumably final) book in his stellar Raven’s Mark series.  Third books—especially third books that close a series—follow a certain pattern.  The first book sets up the world; the … Continue reading

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Throwback SF: The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard

The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane is my fifth of Del Rey’s eleven collected volumes of Robert E. Howard’s work.  I introduced myself to Howard with the three volumes of Conan stories and then read the collection of his horror … Continue reading

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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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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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Ravencry is Another Grimdark with Hope (but mostly Blood)

I’m going to keep this short.  If you haven’t already read the first book in the series, Blackwing, (1) you’re crazy, (2) go read my review of Blackwing.  If you have read Blackwing, then I probably don’t need to do … Continue reading

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Wrath of Empire Cements McClellan’s Reputation as Dean of Flintlock Fantasy

First things first, this review is going to be full of spoilers for Sins of Empire, the first book in McClellan’s Gods of Blood and Powder series.  If you haven’t read that book, go back and read that review instead … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Ravencry by Ed McDonald

Ed McDonald’s debut Blackwing was one of my favorite reads last year.  I’m not the only one who thinks so—Blackwing is on the shortlist for the Gemmell Awards Morningstar Award.  I’m not a big fan of Grimdark, but Blackwing was … Continue reading

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