The digest: an entertaining Arthurian-inspired grim fantasy series with realistic, bloody violence, a diverse range of characters, and a wealth of Fae politics thrown in for good measure. It’s splendidly brutal.
The digest: 4/5 if you’re after an easily-digested kids’ fantasy/horror series then look no further
If you follow me on Twitter you will know that I’ve recently made the decision to read (almost) only female-authored books for the rest of the year. The exceptions to this are a couple of Christmas books and one review copy which the author kindly sent to me all the way from Australia.
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!