Black Stone Heart (The Obsidian Path #1) by Michael R. Fletcher - Book Review 15, Apr

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.

I had learned a couple of months ago that Michael R. Fletcher and Clayton W. Snyder would be releasing a novel together. I had no idea what the book would be about, but I immediately jumped at the chance to review it, as I had no doubt in my mind that it would be a uniquely maddening and wild experience. As most who’ve read the works of Fletcher and Snyder, I’ve grown accustomed to being genuinely awed, thrilled, and disturbed whenever delving into one of their books. And holy crap was I not disappointed with Norylska Groans!

She Dreams in Blood (The Obsidian Path #2) by Michael R. Fletcher - Book Review 19, Mar

When I recently reviewed Black Stone Heart, the first book in The Obsidian Path series by Michael R. Fletcher, I was cautiously hopeful that book two – She Dreams in Blood – would be just as good as its predecessor. The second book in any series can be a hard task to complete for an author, both in terms of character and plot development, but also in pleasing the readers while maintaining true to the narrative. Not that it’s all about me (although I suppose it is for this review?), but damn if this isn’t one of the finest sequels I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.