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Fantasy Review: I Am Not a Serial Killer

Jun 08 2016 03:00 PM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

This edition of “Fantasy Review” is dedicated to Dan Wells’ I Am Not a Serial Killer--the first book in the John Cleaver series.  Technically not a fantasy, but it does fall nicely under the paranormal/horror heading, and I'm okay with that. For t...

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Fantasy Review: Calamity

Mar 02 2016 05:00 AM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

For this edition of “Fantasy Review,” the book covered will be Calamity, the third and final installment of The Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson. There will be slight spoilers below.  Read at your own risk! Calamity By Brandon Sanderson S...

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Fantasy Review: The Last Wish

Feb 03 2016 05:00 PM | Panchi in Fantasy Reviews

Welcome to a new edition of Fantasy Review! This time the book being reviewed is The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski. The Last Wish is one of the two short story collections preceding the main Witcher Saga. This review may contain spoilers.  The...

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Fantasy Interview + Giveaway: Michael Livingston

Nov 24 2015 04:00 AM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

I was so excited for another opportunity to speak to Dr. Michael Livingston.  He was one of the guests at JordanCon this past April, and I was able to hear him on multiple panels.  However, now that I've read his brilliant debut novel The Sha...

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Fantasy Review: The Shards of Heaven

Nov 18 2015 04:00 AM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

Today's Fantasy Review is on the upcoming book The Shards of Heaven, by Michael Livingston.  I was fortunate enough to hear Dr. Livingston speak on several panels at JordanCon this past April, and his description of the series had piqued my intere...

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Fantasy Review: Mystic

Nov 01 2015 05:30 PM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

Today's Fantasy Review is something I'm very excited about.  It will cover the debut novel of Dragonmount's creator and webmaster, Jason Denzel!  His novel, Mystic, will be released November 3rd, and I was privileged enough to get an advanced...

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Fantasy Review: Dragon Coast

Sep 09 2015 03:00 AM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

Welcome to another edition of Dragonmount's "Fantasy Review."  This time, I had the pleasure of reading the thrilling conclusion to Greg van Eekhout's Daniel Blackland series: Dragon Coast.  This book will be released next week, on September...

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Fantasy Interview: Greg van Eekhout

Aug 19 2015 03:00 AM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

I was privileged enough to meet Greg van Eekhout at the Phoenix Comicon at the end of May.  I listened to him speak on several panels, and was really intrigued by the description of his Daniel Blackland series, as well as his views on writing....

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Fantasy Review: Pacific Fire

Jul 15 2015 03:00 AM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

This edition of "Fantasy Review" looks at Greg van Eekhout's Pacific Fire, the second in the Daneil Blackland trilogy.  You can find a review of the first in the series here. Pacific Fire By Greg van Eekhout Synopsis: Ten years have passed sinc...

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Fantasy Review: California Bones

Jun 17 2015 03:00 PM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

This edition of "Fantasy Review" covers California Bones by Greg van Eekhout.  It is the first in the series, followed by Pacific Fire, and Dragon Coast due out September 15, 2015.  Slight spoilers will follow. California Bones By Greg van...

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Resonance: Law, Science, Magic, and More

May 26 2015 03:00 AM | RockLord in Fantasy Reviews

One of the things I developed in the world-building phase of my epic fantasy series is something I call: Resonance. It’s a governing dynamic. Think of mechanical laws from our own world—things like magnetism and gravity. But my intention with it wa...

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Fantasy Review: Prince of Thorns

Jun 03 2015 03:00 PM | Panchi in Fantasy Reviews

Welcome to another edition of Fantasy Review! The book being reviewed this time is Prince of Thorns. Prince of Thorns is the first book in The Broken Empire trilogy. It is followed by King of Thorns and Emperor of Thorns. This review may contain a few...

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Fantasy Review: Trial of Intentions

May 19 2015 07:00 PM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

This is a special edition of Dragonmount's Fantasy Reivew: a look at Peter Orullian's Trial of Intentions, which will be released May 26.   Synopsis: After their victory at Tillinghast, Tahn and his companions set out on the next stage of their a...

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Fantasy Interview: Peter Orullian

Apr 13 2015 03:00 PM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

I was very happy to be given a chance to interview Peter Orullian about the authoritative edition of his novel, The Unremembered.  The book—the first in the Vault of Heaven series—was action-packed, gripping, and a wonderful addition to the fantas...

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Fantasy Review: Author's Edition of The Unr...

Apr 15 2015 03:00 PM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

This month's Fantasy Review is Peter Orullian's The Unremembered—the Author's Definitive Edition.  There will be slight spoilers below. Synopsis: Tahn is a young man who lives the Hallows, an area full of farmers.  He and his sister and frie...

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Fantasy Review: Kushiel's Chosen

Jan 21 2015 04:00 PM | Panchi in Fantasy Reviews

Kushiel's Chosen is the second book in Phedre's Kushiel's Legacy trilogy. The review of first book can be found here. The review will contain spoilers from both books.Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline CareySynopsis The book begins almost after the inciden...

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Fantasy Review: Sixth of the Dusk

Oct 29 2014 03:00 PM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

This will conclude our special edition of Dragonmount's Fantasy Review for Shadows Beneath, the short story anthology put together by the Writing Excuses podcast team: Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, and Brandon Sanderson.  This re...

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Fantasy Review: An Honest Death

Oct 22 2014 03:00 PM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

Welcome back to another special edition of Dragonmount's Fantasy Review—looking at the Writing Excuses podcast's anthology Shadows Beneath!  We've looked at Mary Robinette Kowal's "A Fire in the Heavens" and Dan Wells' "I.E.Demon."  Today's w...

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Fantasy Review: I.E.Demon

Oct 08 2014 03:00 PM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

Welcome back to another special edition of Dragonmount's Fantasy Review—looking at the Writing Excuses podcast's anthology Shadows Beneath!  Last week's featured story was Mary Robinette Kowal's "A Fire in the Heavens." We will pick up this time w...

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Fantasy Review: A Fire in the Heavens

Oct 01 2014 03:00 PM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

This month's Fantasy Review is going to be a little bit different.  The chosen book is Shadows Beneath, a short story anthology written by the four members of the Writing Excuses podcast: Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, and Brandon...

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Fantasy Review: Kushiel's Dart

Sep 10 2014 03:00 PM | Panchi in Fantasy Reviews

The review might contain a few spoilers. Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey Synopsis The story revolves around Phedre. She is a child of the Night Court but she was born with an imperfection in a place where any sort of imperfection is unacceptable....

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Fantasy Review: The Emperor's Blades

Aug 06 2014 03:00 PM | Moon Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

Welcome to another edition of Dragonmount’s Fantasy Review. For this edition, I am examining The Emperor’s Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne (Part I) by Brian Staveley. The sequel, The Providence of Fire,  is due to be published in January,...

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Fantasy Review: The God Engines

Jul 02 2014 03:00 PM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

Welcome to another edition of Dragonmount's Fantasy Review.  This edition will talk about the novella The God Engines by Hugo award winner, John Scalzi.Slight spoilers will follow.The God EnginesBy John ScalziThe Synopsis:This story is about a god...

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Fantasy Review: Legion

Jun 04 2014 03:00 PM | Mashiara Sedai in Fantasy Reviews

Welcome to another edition of Dragonmount's Fantasy Review. Slight spoilers will follow. Legion By Brandon Sanderson The Synopsis: Stephen Leeds is a genius.  But rather than claim his own brilliance, Leeds manifests hallucinations, or "aspects...

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Fantasy Review: In the Midnight Hour

May 07 2014 03:00 PM | Panchi in Fantasy Reviews

This review might contain a few spoilers.  In the Midnight Hourby Patti O'Shea    Synopsis Ryne is a troubleshooter, like a police for the magic using Gineal. She has been assigned to hunt down her old mentor, Anise, who has been using d...

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