Category Archives: Low

THE SWORDSMAN OF TANOSA (TALE OF THE MIDDLE SEAS) by DUNCAN M. HAMILTON

My rating is 4 out of 5 stars. “The Swordsman of Tanosa” is a short story set in the Middle Sea world of Duncan M. Hamilton, which has also been the setting for his Society of the Sword Trilogy and … Continue reading

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HALF THE WORLD (SHATTERED SEA #2) by JOE ABERCROMBIE

My rating is 3 out of 5 stars. The sands of time have rapidly slipped through the hourglass since Half a King. Now, Father Yarvi is well established as the “deeply cunning” minister of his former uncle, King Uthil of … Continue reading

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BRAVE MEN DIE PART 1 by DAN ADAMS

My rating is 3 out of 5 stars. Brave Men Die Part 1 by Dan Adams is best characterized as a standard but entertaining grimdark. It has lots of combat, buckets of blood and gore with a straight forward story … Continue reading

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VEIL OF THE DESERTERS

Veil of the Deserters by Jeff Salyards Genre: Fantasy — Grimdark Series: Bloodsounder’s Arc #1 Publisher: Night Shade Books (June 3, 2014) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 464 pages My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. When I finished … Continue reading

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THE FREE by BRIAN RUCKLEY

My rating is 3 out of 5 stars. The Magnificent Seven. Seven Samurai. These action-packed, adventure movies supposedly inspired Brian Ruckley when writing this tale of a band of fantasy land mercenaries taking one last contract before retiring. I’m sure … Continue reading

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SCOURGE OF THE BETRAYER (BLOOSOUNDER’S ARC #1) by JEFF SALYARDS

My rating is 4 out of 5 stars. Scourge of the Betrayer is one of those rare books. A novel that takes the familiar tropes of a particular genre, tweaks them ever so slightly until you (a long time reader) … Continue reading

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CRIMSON & CREAM by C.M. SKIERA

My rating is 3 out of 5 stars. Crimson & Cream is a fantasy tale that focuses on 13-year-old twins Eadriel and Elvar, who have fallen on hard times and are desperately trying to unravel their tortured past and create … Continue reading

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THE ROADS TO BALDAIRN MOTTE by GARRETT CALCATERRA, CRAIG COMER, and AHIMSA KERP

My rating is 3 out of 5 stars. The Roads to Baldairn Motte is an epic fantasy in the vein of Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and Erikson’s The Malazan Book of the Fallen, in that it has … Continue reading

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CITY OF STAIRS by ROBERT JACKSON BENNETT

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett. Genre: Fantasy Series: The Divine Cities #1 Publisher: Broadway Books (September 9, 2014) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 452 pages My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Imagine yourself in a place … Continue reading

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A PEHOV DUET by ALEXEY PEHOV

My rating is 2 out of 5 stars. This is a free download from Alexey Pehov that features two, original, short stories about master thief Shadow Harold. Harold is the protagonist of The Chronicles of Siala fantasy series. In the … Continue reading

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