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Michael

Michael

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.

Where Oblivion Lives (Los Nefilim #1) 05, Jan

Where Oblivion Lives resonates off the page with a song like no other. Teresa Frohock’s paper symphony plays this visually captivating, pulse-quickening story with the deepest feeling. It strikes upon the heart like a bow on a violin. 

The Blackest Heart (Five Warrior Angels #2) 02, Jan

The Blackest Heart by Brian Lee Durfee is a 12 round heavyweight battle. Fights for survival and autonomy amidst unrelenting trauma and pulp adventure bind together this excellent grimdark epic fantasy that exceeds its predecessor on every level. 

The Hod King (The Books of Babel #3) 28, Dec

The Hod King by Josiah Bancroft is a five course meal served with impeccable timing and without pretense. Its irony never overcomes its empathy; its wisdom never subverts its mystery; and in the darkest corners of hearts and ringdoms, the light of hope is never extinguished.