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Chalice of Shadows review

Chalice of Shadows by CN. Lesley (Kristell Ink)   This is the third book in C.N. Lesley’s Shadow series.  The previous books in the series —Shadow Over Avalon, and Sword in Shadows–have ranked well on Amazon  (especially in the UK) … Continue reading

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Fragment review

fragment: a novel by Craig Russell (Thistledown Press)   Oh, I  simply LOVED this book! One caveat, a word of warning: it’s a head-hopping book, with multiple points of view, so if that’s something you’re not fond of you’ve been … Continue reading

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Oathbreaker review

Oathbreaker (The Horn Book 1) by J. Kathleen Cheney When Amal, also known as Lady Horn, and her guards find an intruder, he seems harmless enough. Lost, even.  She takes him under her wing and as we follow his acceptance into … Continue reading

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elysian seas

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Dark Matter

                                                  Vince Gotera Dark Matter   nightshade amoeba a million Jupiters wide swims the Milky Way … Continue reading

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A Floral Hypocrite

                                      Chengyu Liu A Floral Hypocrite   A space dandelion stands her delicate body upon the yellow mine of sulfur under the … Continue reading

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Spring Will Come Again

                                    Holly Lyn Walrath Spring Will Come Again   One hundred black birds perch on straggling branches— a maze of interwoven fingers forming … Continue reading

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A Darker Heaven

                                        Jennifer Crow                         A Darker Heaven             For Elle   … Continue reading

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Poisoned Apple

                                            Ann Thornfield-Long Poisoned Apple   She was the fairest of womankind. How could jewel green scales compare with … Continue reading

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Introduction to Issue 62 Poetry

It gives me great pleasure to present these six poets for this issue of Abyss & Apex: Ann Thornfield-Long, Jennifer Crow, Holly Lyn Walrath, Chengyu Liu, Vince Gotera and M.X. Kelly. There are recurrent symbols throughout the poems—birds, trees and … Continue reading

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