Ghosts of Tomorrow by Michael R. Fletcher Book Review 20, Oct


Michael R. Fletcher remains one of the most underrated authors of fantasy today and I am continually impressed by his amazing achievements in terms of making stories which are both rich, well-characterized, and pardon my French but fucked up. He is one of the voices of independent grimdark and we are all the better for his work. Interestingly, my favorite of his works isn't dark fantasy but something much more modern in the stylized hyper-violent GHOSTS OF TOMORROW.

Swarm and Steel (Manifest Delusions) 26, Aug

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Victor Frankenstein became well known as the Mad Scientist after he created the Frankenstein’s Monster. Well, Michael Fletcherstein (totally just made this up) deserves the nickname of the Mad Author for the creation of every book in the Manifest Delusions series, including this great standalone.

The Mirror's Truth (Manifest Delusions #2) 23, Aug

Rating: 5/5 Stars

This is why I love dark fantasy. The Mirror’s Truth is dark fantasy at its best and it deserves only the highest of praise from me. This is one of those books that will be engraved in my hall of remembrance. If you’re afraid of trying dark fantasies, remember, a road less traveled can make all the difference. Who knows? Maybe this could be one of your best reads, too.