Tag Archives: Quarter-Turn Fantasy

Giveaway! And Review of Firebrand by A.J. Hartley

I was all kinds of impressed by Hartley’s Steeplejack. Firebrand improves on it. Hartley is more confident in his story, his setting, and his characters, and it shows. Ang Sutonga is back as a private detective/secret agent for parliamentary backbencher … Continue reading

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Review of Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley

I don’t read much YA. If there is much as good as Steeplejack out there, I need to read a lot more. Steeplejack follows a 17-year-old chimney repairer turned private investigator in a fantasy South Africa. The story following her … Continue reading

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Review of The Plague of Swords by Miles Cameron

It was the false dawn; the time when old people die, when hopes fail, and when ambuscades lose their nerve, when men call out and wives comfort them. Cameron is telling one hell of a story.  The Plague of Swords … Continue reading

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Book Haul Post: The Plague of Swords Edition

UPDATE: My review has now been posted. I’m in the middle of an eight day stretch during which I will take 11 flights and I have a shuttle scheduled to leave for an airport in 10 minutes (not sure which, … Continue reading

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Review of Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

Through most of Children of Earth and Sky I was not looking forward to writing this review.  I have long looked forward to reading Kay, sold by rave reviews, his work editing The Silmarillion, his historical-bent, and an excerpt of … Continue reading

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Review of The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron

The Traitor Son Cycle might be the best epic fantasy series ongoing right now. Cameron is known for his historical fiction (published as Christian Cameron), and he is really good at the things you would expect him to be good … Continue reading

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Review of The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

The Fell Sword is the second book in Miles Cameron’s Traitor Son Cycle. The Fell Sword shows that Cameron’s considerable flair for combat and the minutia of medieval war are paired with a grasp on fantasy at a grand scale. … Continue reading

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