At what appeared to be the end of the Forest Kingdom series, Prince Rupert and Princess Julia, also known as Hawk and Fisher, the only honest City Guards in the corrupt city of Haven, have saved the Forest Kingdom from falling to the rule of Demon Prince and all the other creatures of the longest . . . → Read More: Simon R. Green: Once in A Blue Moon
The Phoenix Guards (Tor, 1992) Five Hundred Years After (Tor, 1994) The Viscount of Adrilankha (Tor, 2002) The Paths of the Dead (Tor, 2002) The Lord of Castle Black (Tor, 2003) Sethra Lavode (Tor, 2003)
That somewhat dizzying array of titles may give some indication of the scope of the series that Steven Brust calls . . . → Read More: Steven Brust: The Khaavren Romances
Arnhand, Castauriga, and Navaya lost their kings. The Grail Empire lost its empress. The Church lost its Patriarch, though he lives on as a fugitive. The Night lost Kharoulke the Windwalker, an emperor amongst the most primal and terrible gods. The Night goes on, in dread. The world goes on, in dread. The ice . . . → Read More: Literary Matters: Glen Cook: Working God’s Mischief
It’s been too long a wait, but the next book of Glen Cook’s The Instrumentalities of the Night has finally made its appearance. It’s hard to know how to lead into this one, so I’m going to let Cook do it:
Arnhand, Castauriga, and Navaya lost their kings. The Grail Empire lost its empress. The . . . → Read More: Glen Cook: Working God’s Mischief
We have books. (Big surprise, that.)
First, let’s see what’s in store in Brandon Sanderson’s The Emperor’s Soul — how do you rebuild an Emperor in 100 days (or less)? Hint: failure is not an option.
Next, an anthology assembled by John Joseph Adams, Epic: Legends of Fantasy, that puts heroic fantasy in a new . . . → Read More: And for your reading pleasure . . .
That seems to be where we find ourselves this morning, going through the review bin.
There’s a certain kind of humor that makes its home in the land of the bizarre, in which the surreal is played for laughs, as in Good Omens, that classic send-up of just about everything from Terry Pratchett and Neil . . . → Read More: Real, Surreal, and Somewhere in Between