Book Review: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Summary: Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. His... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke

Summary: Lidan Tolak is the fiercest of her father’s daughters; more than capable of one day leading her clan. But caught between her warring parents, Lidan’s world begins to unravel when another of her father’s wives falls pregnant. Before she has time to consider the threat of a brother, a bloody swathe is cut through... Continue Reading →

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts. A nobleman’s daughter with magic in her blood. An empire built on the dreams of enslaved gods. Empire of Sand is Tasha Suri’s captivating,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Summary: Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

Summary: In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled -- taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army.  Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Nightmare We Know by Krista D. Ball

Summary: Allegra had tried compromise and all she had to show for her work was a crater in the side of a mountain. She had tried peace, and that just made the rebellion worse. She had seen a demon with her very eyes, and that hadn’t been enough to move the cardinals into action. But... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

Summary: Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Starless by Jacqueline Carey

Summary: Jacqueline Carey is back with an amazing adventure not seen since her New York Times bestselling Kushiel’s Legacy series. Lush and sensual, Starless introduces us to an epic world where exiled gods live among us, and a hero whose journey will resonate long after the last page is turned. Let your mind be like the eye... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: Irene Radford

This originally appeared as part of the Author Appreciation series on the r/fantasy forum. You can check out more of the Author Appreciation series here. A Very Short Biography Irene Radford was born Phyllis Irene Radford in 1950. Among other things, she is a passionate and native Oregonian, a historian, a lace-maker, a writer of... Continue Reading →

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