Malice by John Gwynne is the perfect start to an epic fantasy- a coming of age hook, compelling characters and worldbuilding, a large cast; and it’s all bound together with wisdom and heart.
Proven Guilty is a giant leap forward in the middle of this epic heroic noir that forces our titular hero to reckon with demons(both literal and metaphorical) of his past, present, and future.
Empire of Ashes delivers epic steampunk fantasy large scale battles in a WWII with dragons style fashion though it falters on delievering perfectly on the intimate character and tightly paced hooks of the first two books.
The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan delievers exceptional character development, looming metanarrative stakes, and a thrilling final third.
I review two seminal comics this week: Old Man Logan and Infinity Gauntlet. Enjoy!
This week I review one of the best selling modern thrillers with a hero that would fit in well with Sword and Sorcery if he traded his gun for a sword.
I review the post Return of the Jedi romp by Chuck Wendig aka Star Wars: Aftermath!
Oathbringer is the third volume in the Stormlight Archive featuring strong themes, great character development, and ramifications for Brandon's world at large-the cosmere.
In the second episode of Pillars of the Genre, I mistakenly call it Foundations of the Genre and reflect on my most recent reread of The Hobbit. It did my soul a lot of good, and I hope this video encourages you to dust it off.