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Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1)
28, Jun

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 Gulty (Dresden Files #8)
11, Jun

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.

 

The Empire of Ashes (Draconis Memoria #3)
05, Jun

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 ( The Wheel of Time # 5)
28, May

The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan delievers exceptional character development, looming metanarrative stakes, and a thrilling final third. 

Killing Floor (Jack Reacher # 1)
19, Jan

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. 

Oathbringer(Stormlight Archive #3)
11, Dec

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. 

Pillars of the Genre: Episode 2, The Hobbit
19, Nov

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. 

Blackwing (The Raven's Mark #1)
27, Oct

Blackwing by Ed McDonald is an imaginitive and lean epic sword and sorcery novel. 

 

 

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