Category Archives: Short Stories

A DRINK BEFORE WE DIE

A Drink Before We Die by  Daniel Polansky Genre: Fantasy Series: Low Town #0.5 Publisher: Self Published (December 22, 2014) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 28 pages My Rating: 4 stars After enjoying The Builders, I was eager to read something else from Daniel Polansky, and his Low Town … Continue reading

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DEATH AT THE PASS

Death at the Pass by Michael R. Fletcher Genre: Fantasy Series: Stand Alone Short Story Publisher: Heroic Fantasy Quarterly (October 1, 2011) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 12 pages My Rating: 4 stars Death at the Pass is a damn fun read. A short … Continue reading

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STORM WITCH

Storm Witch by Eric S. Fomley Genre: Fantasy — Grimdark Series: The Exiled Crown #2 Publisher:  Self-published  (2017) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length:  25 pages My Rating:  3 stars   Continuing his episodic series about a badass princess, Eric Fomley delivers another short and entertaining adventure with … Continue reading

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FORSAKEN

Forsaken by Eric S. Fomley Genre: Fantasy — Grimdark Series: The Exiled Crown #1 Publisher:  Self-published  (2017) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length:  12 pages My Rating:  3 stars   With Forsaken, Eric S. Fomley pens an ultra fast-paced story introducing his Princess of Grimdark: Ayla.  This badass heroine … Continue reading

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SUNSET MANTLE

Sunset Mantle by Alter S. Reiss  Genre: Fantasy Series: Stand Alone Publisher: Tor.com (September 15, 2015) Length: 192 pages My Rating: 4 stars   Another of Tor.com’s impressive novellas, Sunset Mantle by Alter S. Reiss is a complex, beautifully written tale of an outcast … Continue reading

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INDIE WEDNESDAY: INFINITE WATERS

Along my reading journey, I’ve made a conscious decision to not only read the books on the shelves at my local Barnes & Nobles store, or online at Amazon, but to also try self-published, or indie, works as often as I … Continue reading

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COLD-FORGED FLAME

Cold-Forged Flame by Marie Brennan  Genre: Fantasy Series: Stand Alone Publisher: Tor.com (September 13, 2016) Author Information: Website Length: 112 pages My Rating: 3 stars   A nameless woman with no memory wakes up surrounded by a tribal chief and his people. Quickly, she discovers … Continue reading

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GHOSTS OF THE TRISTAN BASIN

Ghosts of the Tristan Basin by Brian McClellan Genre: Fantasy – Flintlock Series: Powder Mage #0.7 Publisher: Self Published (February 16, 2016) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 90 pages My Rating: 4 stars   Today, I’m reviewing my latest read from Brian McClellan’s Powder … Continue reading

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THE SHADOWED PATH

The Shadowed Path by Gail Z. Martin Genre: Fantasy Series: Chronicles of the Necromancer Publisher: Solaris (June 14, 2016) Author Information:Website | Twitter Length: 384 pages My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.   Never having read Gail Z. Martin’s Chronicles of the … Continue reading

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CITY OF WOLVES

City of Wolves by Willow Palecek Genre: Fantasy Series: Standalone Novella Publisher: Tor (July 26, 2016) Length: 96 pages My Rating: 2 stars   City of Wolves is a gas lamp noir fantasy, which was serviceable as a light, quick read, but isn’t much else. The … Continue reading

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