I love Knox's mix of history and fantasy, so was happy to find this novelette.
The Murderbot Diaries won both Hugo and Nebula, and with good reason.
Historical Fantasy (my weakness) mixing Napoleonic Wars and Cthulhu mythos - what's not to like?
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Bujold’s writing, and started with the Penric series of novellas. I loved the first one, so am continuing with the series of novellas.
Kalanon's Rising was one of the finalists of SPFBO 2019, and the premise of magical murders mystery caught my eye.
I first saw Sixteen Ways to Defend A Walled City when it came out, and it caught my attention: a potentially humorous, military fantasy exploit by an author known for his historical and humorous works (KJ Parker is a pseudonym for Tom Holt). I'm glad I read it.
I can't remember exactly when What Kings Ate floated past me, but given my love of both fantasy and historical foodstuffs I knew it was going to be a hit.
I found out about Rocks Fall through SPFBO 2019, and when I interviewed Corbett (the cranky wizard) it convinced me to read. It’s an excellent, lighthearted fantasy adventure that fans of D&D and MMORPGs would adore, and make just about everyone with a funny-bone snort at the jokes.
This is a non-fiction book, on a period earlier than the majority of fantasy works. So why is it here? Well, one, I do a lot of reading of this nature in my quest to find stimulating, non-standard backgrounds for my own writing; two, if Globalisation, Climate Change, Plagues, and a complete social collapse sound familiar, you need to understand how history repeats itself.