reviews
The Forever King (The Scalussen Chronicles #1) by Ben Galley - Book Review 25, Apr

The Forever King is a classic epic fantasy chock full of monsters, magic, and big, bad ass battles.

The Written (Emaneska #1) by Ben Galley - Book Review 10, Dec

The Written is an action-packed tale full of tropes and monsters. It features a solid central character whose motivations drive him to chase down leads and unravel the far-reaching implications of the theft of an ancient grimoire. I give it high marks for a robust setting that feels like it has the depth and history needed to sustain a hefty epic fantasy narrative.

 

Chasing Graves (The Chasing Graves Trilogy #1) by Ben Galley - Book Review 04, Aug

Chasing Graves is the story of a wisecracking lock-pick who gets himself murdered in an alley– but that’s just the beginning of the story. This unique and well-told tale is set in a vivid world, populated with interesting characters. It sets up a larger story, one that amps up the stakes higher than a thief’s fate, or a royal’s political schemes. It’s an adventurous captivity tale about life-and-death…but mostly death.