Tags: Fantasy
Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards Review of Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards

Scourge of the Betrayer is Jeff Salyard’s debut novel and the first book in a new fantasy series, Bloodsounder’s Arc. (Though additional books in the series are forthcoming, I haven’t been able to find much information about them.) When I received it I was interested because it was said to be a “gritty” fantasy novel, and I hadn’t read one of those in awhile. While I thought there was some decent parts about Scourge of the Betrayer, I ended up […]

Sharps by K. J. Parker Review of Sharps by K. J. Parker

Sharps is the latest book by K. J. Parker, who has written a great number of fantasy books including the Engineer trilogy and The Folding Knife. This is a stand alone book so you can read it even if you have never read a book by K. J. Parker before. Since Sharps is a book with some mystery surrounding it that is best read without knowing too much about the plot, I’m going to keep this one short. As can […]

The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson Books of 2012: The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson

Instead of writing one huge post of all the books I’m looking forward to in 2012 with info on them, I had decided to highlight some of these books in their own posts throughout the rest of 2011. I’ve decided to carry this feature forward into this year as I discover new books coming out this year that sound interesting and continue with books of 2013 as it gets closer to the end of the year. This is just one […]

The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin Review of The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin

The Killing Moon is the first book of the Dreamblood, a new Egyptian-inspired fantasy duology by N. K. Jemisin, whose Inheritance trilogy has books that were nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards. It was released in trade paperback and ebook earlier this month, and The Shadowed Sun (Dreamblood 2) will be available next month. Rest assured that despite the small wait between volumes, there is no cliff-hanger ending at the end of The Killing Moon, and the […]

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore Review of Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Bitterblue is the third novel from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cashore, whose previous two young adult fantasies impressed quite a few readers. Like its predecessors, Bitterblue is set in the Graceling Realm. It’s a sequel to Graceling that takes place 8 years later with a different protagonist, and Fire is a companion to both that takes place before Graceling and has both a different location and a different protagonist. While I don’t think it matters if Graceling or […]

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore Book Giveaway: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Courtesy of Penguin, I have 2 copies of Bitterblue, the latest Graceling Realms book by Kristin Cashore, to give away today! Bitterblue takes place 8 years after the end of Graceling, and it’s been a very eagerly anticipated book for fans of both that novel and its companion Fire – two great books I really enjoyed! About Bitterblue: Bitterblue is the long-awaited companion to New York Times bestsellers Graceling and Fire. Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of […]