Since the books in the First Law trilogy cannot stand alone, I consider them to be one work. One super-massive-red-giant, thousands-of-pages-long, split-into-three-volumes work. That makes Best Served Cold Joe Abercrombie’s sophomore effort–which is not to say it’s sophomoric, despite the copious amount of f-bombs. Check out my interview with Joe Abercrombie.
Elena recently caught up with Gabrielle Faust, author of the Eternal Vigilance series, to talk about inspirations, favorite vampires, and what happened to Texas’s football stadium when Austin got bombed in the apocalypse. Read on for a fascinating look at her thoughts on vampires, dystopian futures, and more!
Letter from Jane Austen to Seth Grahame-Smith Dear Sir, I have recently become acquainted with your work as a novelist, while I believe your acquaintance with mine is of a much longer standing. Nevertheless, I do not scruple to use the term acquaintance to describe your relation to my work, despite the fact that it […]
The Nine Kingdoms series is another offering from a writer who normally writes romance. Despite the fact that these books are placed in the romance section at bookstores (along with the rest of Kurland’s work, which belongs there), they are fantasy. Not fantasy-romance like Shana Abé, but romantic fantasy–the difference to my mind being that in […]
This book reminded me why expectations are so important to the reading experience. I expected it to be “fun beach reading,” and that’s exactly what it is. Had I expected something else, I might have been less pleased. Eve of Darkness is an urban fantasy of the “ass-kicking chicks in leather” variety, and also one […]
Those words are the summary the publishers chose to put on the back of Living with Ghosts, and I think they are as compelling and accurate a summation of this story and this world as possible. The city of Merafi, built with blood bound into its stones to keep it safe from supernatural forces like […]
The Shadow Queen is the latest installment of the Black Jewels series, either Book 6 or Book 7 depending on whether you count only the novels or include the novella/short story collection. It is a series in the loosest sense; the books are set in the same world and there is some overlap of characters […]
I grew up reading fantasy. More than that, even, I had fantasy read to me before I could read for myself (clearly, I never had a chance). There was a point, though, in adolescence, where I stopped reading epic, heroic, sword-wielding fantasy because it all seemed so…endlessly the same. The irony of my timing (the […]
This one’s for those of you who like to know what goes on before the book falls off the bookstore shelf into your hands. Lou Anders is the editorial director of Pyr books, as well as being the man behind many anthologies on a wide variety of topics. Over the past week or so I’ve had the […]