Angel Keep

Angel Keep (Where Angels Die, Book 1)

Bondwine Books

by Tom Simon

Angel Keep is the dynamite opening to a fast-paced, unforgettable fantasy serial. I had trouble slowing down my reading to review it because the story just kept sucking me into that world. The […]

The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin

The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin

(Wisecraft Publishing)

by Jagi Lamplighter

You know, a lot of books are touted as “the next Harry Potter,” but this one actually is, and it’s not derivative.

Rachel Griffin is the youngest of her siblings to attend the Roanoke […]

The Faerie of Central Park

The Faerie of Central Park

(TNSTASFL Press)

by Bruce Graw

The Faerie of Central Park is a light urban fantasy, a gentle romance and a clash of assumptions. It opens with the one remaining genius loci of Central Park, Tilly, caring for the nature […]

Left-Hand Gods

Left-Hand Gods

(Hadley Rille Books)

by Jamie Lackey

The story opens with Beth, using a drop of her blood to do magic in secret, calling on the Left-Hand Gods. She’s spent her whole life hiding from being executed because of magic in her […]

Qualify

Qualify

(Norilana Books)

by Vera Nazarian

Dear GOD what a wonderful book. It’s a Young Adult story, but don’t let that stop you. And it’s first in a series so you can look forward to reading all of the books in the Atlantis Grail series.

The setup: […]

A&A Reviews: Women in Practical Armor

Women in Practical Armor

Edited by Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy

(Evil Girlfriend Media)

This is another kickstarter project, and a worthy one. It starts out with “Attrition,” by Judith Tarr. Not my favorite story in the volume but good and solid; it sets […]

A&A Reviews: Rites of Passage, a DMA Casefile

Rites Of Passage: a DMA Casefile of Agent Karver and Detective Bianca Jones

by Patrick Thomas and John L. French

This is a collaborative novel by the author of the DMA Casefiles (like the FBI, but it stands for the Department of Mystical Affairs) and the […]

A&A Reviews “Bad Bishop”

Bad Bishop

by Irene Soldatos

(Hadley Rille Books)

A secret history and epic tale of intrigue and aguls in Europe, this is set in the early 1100’s. I’m not a fan of any sort of vampire fiction or of period pieces that are so meticulously written […]

The Seer’s Choice

The Seer’s Choice

by J Kathleen Cheney

The 1800s Portugal setting of Cheney’s novella “Of Ambergris, Blood and Brandy” in Abyss & Apex was expanded by J. Kathleen Cheney into three novels set in that magical world: her Tales of the Golden City series, available from Roc. The […]

Serpent of the Shangrove

Serpent of the Shangrove

by C.N. Lesley

Have you read Darkspire Reaches, a book that so captivated me that I missed meals and was unaware the sun had gone down? Read that first, as Serpent of the Shangrove is not exactly a “First Novel” (a book where you […]