Michael McLendon is an actor living in NYC.
His favorite authors are Brandon Sanderson and Mark Lawrence.
If he's not reading, he's making faces in front of a mirror or watching something with swords and/or explosions.
The Curse Recalled by J. E. Merritt is a finely wrought epic fantasy with striking cinematic visuals and incredibly compelling characters.
The Water Road by J. D. Byrne is a sociopolitical fantasy that, while well written, fails to make the wheels of its world and characters turn in a consistently believable way.
Whispers of Flame by Louis Emery is an efficient if sparsely written fantasy adventure with good intrigue and action.