Jordan Loyal Short is an author of epic fantasy, an inveterate nerd, and a small business owner. He has worked in a variety of industries, as a waiter, bartender, copywriter and more. These days, Jordan lives in Washington state with his wife where he is currently daydreaming about the end of the world.
I had heard a lot of good things about Black Stone Heart, so my expectations were high going in. Obviously, as a grimdark writer myself, I knew it would be right in my wheelhouse, as long as it delivered. But of course, it is often the case that high expectations have a way of souring our enjoyment of things. After reading Black Stone Heart, I can assure you, that was NOT the case. I loved this book! It’s probably my favorite read in over a year. It got its hooks in me right away and did not let up.
‘Johannes Cabal: The Necromancer’ is a witty and amusing novel with an intriguing premise; What if a necromancer ran a soul stealing carnival to win a bet with Satan?
The fall of Erlon is an epic flintlock fantasy which draws heavy inspiration from the Napoleonic era. I enjoyed the large cast and the sweeping sense of history in the making, but ultimately the pace of the novel faltered in the middle, before regaining some of its momentum toward at the end.