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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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A Place Called Hope is as Much Military Thriller as Zombie Apocalypse Book

Happy belated Thanksgiving.  If you are looking for things to be thankful for, here are a couple: Good books No zombie apocalypse (yet) If you haven’t read Daniel Humphreys’ A Place Outside the Wild, go read my review of that … Continue reading

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A Place Outside the Wild Takes Survival During the Zombie Apocalypse Seriously

Campbellian science fiction, especially hard science fiction, gets a hard time in the quarters I run in.  Epic fantasy is denigrated in favor of slim sword and sorcery paperbacks.  I like a good pulpy adventure as much as the next … 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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The Rage of Dragons is a Very Good Book With a Mediocre Book Stuffed Inside It

Really?  Another pitch comparing a book to Game of Thrones?  What’s that—there’s more? “GAME OF THRONES MEETS GLADIATOR… ON ARRAKIS” Oh.  Now you have my attention.  I’ll give Winter this—he can write some killer copy. The Omehi are surrounded by … Continue reading

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Some Dark Holler Beats Manly Wade Wellman at His Own Game

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 get a lot of these, usually with the author comparing their work to some colossus in … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: Throne of the Bastards by Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewbury

“What is this?”  I imagine you saying.  “What is Throne of the Bastards doing in the Summer of Conan?  I read the blurb and no mention of Conan is to be found.”  Throne of the Bastards isn’t openly a Conan … Continue reading

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