Category Archives: 4 Stars

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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ELSEWHERE

Elsewhere by Barbara Hambly Genre: Fantasy Series: Darwath Short Story Publisher: Self Published (April 20, 2017) Author Information: Website Length: 45 pages My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Elsewhere is the latest Keep of Dare novelette from Barbara Hambly.  These continued … Continue reading

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EVIL IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

Evil Is A Matter of Perspective edited by Adrian Collins Genre: Fantasy — Grimdark Series: Anthology Publisher: Grimdark Magazine (June 16, 2017) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 522 pages My Rating: 4 stars Grimdark lovers gather around! Followers of the most foul follow my lead! … Continue reading

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FIRE & FLESH

Fire & Flesh by Michael R. Fletcher Genre: Fantasy — Grimdark Series: Manifest Delusions Stand Alone Short Story Publisher:  Self-Published (October 24, 2016) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 17 pages My Rating: 4 stars Michael R. Fletcher’s Manifest Delusions series is one of the … 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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EAGLE AND EMPIRE

Eagle and Empire by Alan Smale Genre: Alternate History Series: Hesperian Trilogy #3 Publisher: Del Rey (May 16, 2016) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 656 pages My Rating: 4 stars Eagle and Empire is the stunning conclusion of a detailed, realistic re-imagining of world history. … Continue reading

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LUCIFER’S STAR

Lucifer’s Star by C.T. Phipps & Michael Suttkus Genre: Science Fiction Series: Lucifer’s Star #1 Publisher: Mystique Press (April 27, 2017) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 300 pages My Rating: 4 stars Lucifer’s Star is damn fine space opera!  That was my initial reaction after closing the book, and now, … Continue reading

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THE DISPATCHER

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi Genre: Urban Fantasy Series: Stand Alone Novella Publisher: Subterranean Press (May 2017) Author Information: Website | Twitter  Length:  136 pages My Rating: 4 stars John Scalzi has really struck gold with his new urban fantasy novella, The Dispatcher. This tale a fast-paced, … Continue reading

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GHOSTS OF TOMORROW

Ghosts of Tomorrow by Michael R. Fletcher Genre: Cyberpunk — Scifi Series: Stand Alone Publisher: Self Published (March 1, 2017) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 394 pages My Rating: 4 stars I’ve come to the realization that Michael Fletcher is among my favorite … Continue reading

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THE TEN THOUSAND

The Ten Thousand by Paul Kearney Genre: Fantasy — Grimdark Series: The Macht #1 Publisher:  Solaris (August 26, 2008) Length: 465 pages My Rating: 4 stars   The Ten Thousand is a grimdark fantasy penned by Paul Kearney.  Inspired by the historical journey of ten … Continue reading

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