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    Review: In the Village Where Brightwine Flows by Bradley P. Beaulieu

    “Street urchins have been turning up missing in the great desert city of Sharakhai. Few care until the son of one of the city’s richest patrons goes missing as well. The apothecary named Dardzada wants nothing to do with it, but his shrewd mind and skills as an apothecary make him indispensable to his cruel half-brother Layth, the captain of…

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    Review: Blackwing by Ed McDonald

    “The Misery is a wasteland: a dangerous, corrupted frontier between the Republic and the Deep Kings.  When traitors, thieves and spies try to flee they run for The Misery, and often as not it’s Captain Ryhalt Galharrow’s job to bring them to heel beneath the fractured skies – provided they haven’t already fallen prey to the twisted creatures that inhabit…

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    Review: The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood

    “A thick white blanket covers the wide slopes of the band of hills known as the Razorback Downs… Podkin is the son of a warrior chieftain. He knows that one day it will be up to him to lead his warren and guard it in times of danger. But for now, he’s quite happy to laze around annoying his older…

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    Review: Age of Assassins by RJ Barker

    “TO CATCH AN ASSASSIN, USE AN ASSASSIN . . . Girton Club-Foot, apprentice to the land’s best assassin, still has much to learn about the art of taking lives. But their latest mission tasks him and his master with a far more difficult challenge: to save a life. Someone, or many someones, is trying to kill the heir to the…

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    Review: Danse Macabre by Laura M Hughes

    “The dead beckon and the little girl obeys. Night after night she answers the graveyard’s call, though she dreads her encounters with the creature that dwells there. But she’ll soon come to learn that memories are much more dangerous than monsters…” I came across Danse Macabre – a horror/fantasy novelette – after reading some of Hughes’ contributions to FantasyFaction.com. The…

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    Review: Double or Nothing by Craig Schaefer

    The blurb for this book contains potential spoilers for those who haven’t read this far in the series, so rather than post it I’ll just link to it here. Double or Nothing is the seventh book in Craig Shaefer’s Daniel Faust series. I’ll assume some prior knowledge here (Las Vegas sorcerer involved in crime and mixed up with Hell, literally),…

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    Review: Faithless by Graham Austin-King

    “The temples of the Forgefather have fallen. The clerics and defenders that could once be found across the nine lands are no more. Priests huddle in the great temple, clinging to the echoes of their lost religion. But the Father has fallen silent. There are none who still hear his voice. The mines of Aspiration lie far below the temple’s…