Book Review: Tides of War
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1w ago
Tides of War (The Kindred Chronicles) by D.A. Chan Genre: Fantasy / Dark Print Length: 473 pages Buy from Amazon Reviewed by Alexandria Ducksworth This thing reads like a face-grabbing, super-speed action movie. Chris Sayther thought his problems would settle, and then he joined the epic battle against Atlantis, the legendary underwater city.  Everything has been topsy-turvy since he fell in love with Elline Dawnbringer. She is a kindred from Demos Geras, already arranged to marry someone else. During his time with Elline, Chris almost dies and gains half-kindred powers. But just ..read more
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Book Review: Changes in the Land
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by IndieBookView
2M ago
Changes in the Land by Matthew Cheney Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense / Horror ISBN: 9781590215265 Print Length: 90 pages Publisher: Lethe Press Buy from Amazon Buy from Bookshop Reviewed by Melissa Suggitt Adams Park: one family’s curse, another family’s burden.  Changes in the Land is an enthralling piece of fiction that seamlessly blends horror and mystery in an enigmatic, earthy New Hampshire setting.  Elias Thornton, along with his children Josiah and Drusilla, carry the weight of responsibility for their family’s purpose. Passed down from generation to gener ..read more
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Book Review: Hecate’s Labyrinth
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by IndieBookView
6M ago
Hecate’s Labyrinth by Michael Lightsey Genre: Fantasy ISBN: 9781794867437 Print Length: 234 pages Buy from Amazon Reviewed by Jaylynn Korrell An eclectic web of ideas come together to take a Russian witch on a transformational journey in this unique fantasy novel. With a writing style that beckons you to pay attention, Hecate’s Labyrinth is a venture through the past leading to an epic showdown. A young witch, Helena, travels through time and different dimensions as she inches closer to the answers she’s been seeking as well as answers to questions she never thought to ask. Anticipate ..read more
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STARRED Book Review: The Monsters In Our Shadows
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11M ago
The Monsters In Our Shadows by Edward J. Cembal Genre: Horror / Dark Fantasy ISBN: 9781738707409 Print Length: 400 pages Buy from Amazon Buy from Bookshop Reviewed by Jadidsa Perez A hair-raising story about the struggle to accept your monstrous side, lest it consume you Edward J. Cembal’s debut novel, The Monsters in Our Shadows, details a dystopian world filled with the “afflicted:” humans who have parasitic, amorphous monsters tethered to them.  As time goes on, the monsters—called “Shivers”—become so malnourished that they devour their human host and anyone around. Humanit ..read more
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Book Review: Sunrays Among Shadows
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1y ago
Sunrays Among Shadows by H. Dawn Hunter Genre: Fantasy / Dark ISBN: 9798987533505 Print Length: 530 pages Buy from Amazon Buy from Bookshop Reviewed by Timothy Thomas | Content Warnings: abuse, suicide Darkness entwines with hope, romance, and destiny to weave this beautifully crafted story of resistance and perseverance.  Sunrays Among Shadows may be billed as a dark fantasy, but the fantasy elements take a backseat to a rich plot grounded in the realities of life.  Of course, there are the obligatory mythical creatures (fairies, harpies, etc.), magic, and other worlds, b ..read more
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Book Review: Grief by Robert Caufield
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by IndieBookView
1y ago
Grief by Robert Caufield Genre: Fantasy / Horror ISBN: N/A Print Length: 264 pages Reviewer: Alexandria Ducksworth Like Hocus Pocus for adults, Grief is the wild supernatural ride you didn’t know you needed. If you’re a fan of the paranormal, author Robert Caufield delivers it all in Grief. It has witches, dark magic, zombies, and even a gargoyle. With barely a slow movement present, this fast-paced fantasy novel will shock you and hit you with something strange. The fictional New England town of Ravensden carries a dark secret buried deep beneath its streets. People are mysteriously disa ..read more
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Book Review: The Chains of Fate
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1y ago
The Chains of Fate by A.A. Night Genre: Fantasy / Grimdark ISBN: 9780578978109 Print Length: 364 pages Buy from Amazon Buy from Bookshop Reviewed by Melissa Suggitt A dark and epic fantasy story that explores fate, destiny, and human suffering In the far reaches of the east, DarHel is born and immediately labelled as cursed: an albino child deemed a bringer of famine, plague, and suffering.  Unloved, cast out of society, and raised in darkness and isolation, can he possibly rise above it? Or will his path be one of destruction and vengeance? In the west, a once devout member of ..read more
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Book Review: Seasons of the Blue Pearl
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1y ago
Seasons of the Blue Pearl by Nicholas Varner Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy ISBN: 978-1039160163 Print Length: 288 pages Publisher: Friesen Press Buy from Amazon Buy from Bookshop Reviewed by Toni Woodruff  Earthly, imaginative, dark—Seasons of the Blue Pearl is a song to save the world. This young adult fantasy takes you on an adventure through desert landscapes and changing seasons. It’s a long and arduous journey full of demons and evil creatures, but it’s a journey of risks worth taking—in order to save the world. Mia lives in a dangerous world, but she doesn’t know it yet. H ..read more
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Book Review: A Maze of Glass
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1y ago
Book Review: A Maze of Glass Reviewed by Toni Woodruff  A hauntingly realistic horror-fantasy that reflects more than just terrifying monsters S.R. Hughes pulls out all the stops in this terror-inducing mystical horror novel about two loving and brave witch sisters who must escape secret societies, overcome their anxieties and fears, and defeat grotesque monsters.  Told in parallel timelines—1997, 2006, & 2017—this  psych-horror story is, at its heart, a story about sisters sticking together, no matter how many years it’s been since they’ve seen each other.  Zoe Briar ..read more
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Book Review: Requiem for a Queen
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1y ago
Book Review: Requiem for a Queen Reviewed by Manik Chaturmutha A captivating story of love, struggle, and a mother’s fight for her son Kaylin McFarren conjures up a mind-boggling fantasy world with Requiem for a Queen. Samara Daemonium is a Nephalem, part-demon and part-angel. Pregnant with the son of Lucifer, the King of Hell, Samara is determined to escape his armies. All she wants is for Papillon to grow up as righteous and kind, away from the demonic influence of his father.  With the help of Onoskelis, Samara manages to keep him hidden from Lucifer for six years. But when the power ..read more
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