The digest: In just over 200 pages Patrick creates an immersive yet lightweight narrative with a keen focus on localised worldbuilding. Through folklore and mysticism we learn about a world not too unlike our own in times gone by where tribal gods and their servants are very much a real part of life.
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a reading update but I thought that some of you might be interested in the books.
4/5. I am now eager to hunt down a copy of Blackwing (the first entry in this series) and find out exactly what on earth happened at the end of The Breaking of the Sky. I don't feel as if I missed out by not already having that prior knowledge, instead, with the nods to and omissions of certain details acting as perfect points of intrigue and make me want to pick up the series.
Review: Three Crows Magazine Issue 1 4/5| Speculative Fiction| 78 pages Three Crows Magazine (that’s a direct link to their site) is a recently released publication from a team of three editors and a multitude of different authors, focusing on fantasy and science-fiction in particular with interviews and reviews joining the fray. I paid… Continue reading Review: Three Crows Magazine Issue 1
4/5. Another solid piece from the first edition of Three Crows Magazine!
The digest: Shattered Dreams is the first novel that I have read from author Ulff Lehmann, and it most definitely won’t be the last. With a strong, well-integrated cast of characters, interweaving plot lines, well-executed action scenes, and immense world building, there is everything fans of epic fantasy present.
4/5 for this short. It acts as a perfect introduction into the Three Crows magazine and (hopefully) into the author’s future works. I highly recommend that everyone pick up a copy of the magazine ($3 full price of .99$ as of writing this review). It's fun and has a solid variety of high-quality content. I am excited to see what their future holds - I'll certainly be posting reviews for other stories I particularly enjoyed!
The digest: 51 pages don't always provide enough time to tell a fascinating story, but here Cho expertly weaves modernity with traditional Chinese belief systems to do just that. A must read for anyone looking for a taste of non-Western writing.
The digest: a highly entertaining, action-packed, thrilling superhero (or supervillain) novel with an original take on what can go wrong when people with certain… abilities come to loggerheads. Take a look if you're a fan of traditional superhero stories, you won't regret it. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the superb Noah Michael Levine.
The digest: a fun and uplifting fantasy/romance novel that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to people looking for a less serious foray into a supernatural setting.