October 23, 2017

Review: In Thunder Forged by Ari Marmell

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Action… steampunk… lost lands of fantasy… these are all the things we crave. Back in the days of ye’ ole Commodore 64, (64K of memory man… that’s more than you’ll EVER need!) the 20-sided die reigned supreme as teenagers attended to endless basement sessions of Dungeons & Dragons. [Read more...]

Review: The Horns of Ruin by Tim Akers.

Beware, the paladin of Morgan…Out from Pyr Books!

Never get on the bad side of a paladin, especially when that paladin is Eva Forge, avatar of Morgan. This week, we look at The Horns of Ruin, by Tim Akers out this past November from Pyr Books. Mr. Akers is also the author of the Heart of Veridon out in 2009. The Horns of Ruin gives us a sword and sorcery look at a fantastic world ruled by gods and the warriors that champion them. [Read more...]

Review: Prince of Storms by Kay Kenyon.

A series finale is always exhilarating, yet sad experience. Characters and plots may come to fruition, but it’s always sad to see them go. Such is the case with Prince of Storms by Kay Kenyon, out this month courtesy of Pyr Books. Devoted followers of the saga covering the broad and rich universe of the Rose and the Entire won’t be disappointed as the battle comes to a climax in an unforgettable cross-dimensional clash that winds up the questions left by the third book, City without End. The rich universe of the Rose and the Entire created by Mrs. Kenyon knows few equals, and approaches The Lord of the Rings or Frank Herbert’sDune in scope. We only regret that we came into this saga half-way; some of the background provided online has been illuminating!

Out now from Pyr Books!

Out now from Pyr Books!

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Review: City Without End by Kay Kenyon.

Perhaps the toughest prospect an author can take on is the concept of a multi-novel, fully fleshed out alternate universe. While most writers already have a firm reality (ours) to hold a virtual mirror up to, science fiction and fantasy writers must worry about minutiae caused by the inner workings of their imagined world. Cross a rule that you’ve established, and avid fans will know.

A fascinating new universe has been established by author Kay Kenyon with her Entire and the Rose series. We managed to pick up the series at volume three, City Without End, out from Pyr books earlier this year. [Read more...]

Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune is a landmark Sci-Fi novel. The original book eventually spun off several sequels and prequels, as well as a movie and a much improved Sci-Fi channel adaptation.  [Read more...]