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#SPFBO books, and other self-published gems. :)

Review: Dragonship by JP Ashman

A nice short story for a vacation I'm-on-the-porch-and-am-not-in-Houston-so-it's-not-hot-as-balls-and-I-can-actually-read-out-here-and-not-die-of-heat-stroke read is always a good thing, amirite? ūüėÄ Beln, Gellborn officer aboard a red dragonship has reached the near-peak of her career. But ordered to pursue a rare, wild dragon by her... Continue Reading →

Review: The Emerald Blade by Steven Kelliher

Ohhh Landkist. I'm glad that you are back, because I'm ready for some more crazy fire-sword wielding elemental adventures! Also, I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review of it. :D... Continue Reading →

Review: Chaste by Jesse Teller

Sometimes I just really like a dark fantasy story, and this one is, uh... pretty damn dark. ūüėÄ Most of my reading these days is either primarily at night right before I sleep, or at work in between bouts of... Continue Reading →

Review: The Iron Circlet by Phil Tucker

Ohhhh Chronicles of the Black Gate. The kind of books that, upon hearing that the 4th book in the series is released, I immediately drop everything I'm doing and pick it up. Yep, that happened. Witcher 3 - dropped. Other... Continue Reading →

Review: Fionn – Defence of R√°th Bl√°dhma by Brian O’Sullivan

Another SPFBO finalist makes its way into my eyes this week! This one is based on actual Irish mythology, specifically the Fenian Cycle, specifically-specifically The Boyhood Deeds of Fionn, which is something like a retelling¬†of the early life of the... Continue Reading →

RetroReview: Senlin Ascends & Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft

It's been a while since I reviewed anything. I don't want you lot thinking I fell off the face of the earth (just kidding, pretty much everyone who reads this blog follows me on twitter where I have not been... Continue Reading →

Review: On the Wheel by Timandra Whitecastle

Oh boy, this is going to be a doozy. Staying calm and not just melting down about this book is going to be difficult. I'll try to articulate. Promise. I also tried to make this as spoiler free for both... Continue Reading →

Review: Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher

Have I ever mentioned how much I love Miyazaki movies? This is¬†pertinent to this review, I promise. Princess Mononoke and Nausica√§ of the Valley of the Wind are two of my favorite movies of all time, and at the very... 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... Continue Reading →

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