Review: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Oh. Man. Getting an ARC of this book was pretty near the best thing that's happened to me this year so far, and I felt like it should be treated as my birthday, so I immediately dove right in after having some yes-I-am-an-adult-and-can-eat-cake-whenever-I'd-like-but-this-is-SPECIAL-cake-goddamn-it cake. At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to... Continue Reading →

RetroReview: Black Cross by J.P. Ashman

I read this book last year. Twice! It remains one of the grimmest, darkest, grimdarkiest books I've ever read in my life. Just... goddamn. Arcane magic can be a ruinous power, despite admirable intentions. A mysterious scroll finds its way into Lord Severun’s hands, enabling him to release a dangerous experiment upon Wesson. With Sergeant... Continue Reading →

RetroReview: Paternus by Dyrk Ashton

Oh, Paternus. Never stop being a big mythological smoothie of awesome. I read Paternus in December. Then I listened to the audiobook in... also December. This is unusual because I very rarely reread books, never mind within 2 weeks of each other. This means that Paternus is extra-special. The gods and monsters of myth have... Continue Reading →

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