When I saw the cover of Tracy Gregory’s Aetherknight I expected the more grisly kind of litRPG a, Darksouls meets SAO kind of thing. While properties of the world do give off that desperate hang-on-for-your-life-by-your-fingernails vibe, the tone feels rather light. This isn’t a bad thing, Gregory’s voice seems suited to it. The dual protagonists, … More Indie Book Review: Aetherknight
Ennui is a pain as real as any other, hours toiling away at work miles short of your potential is torturous. This is the position Richard Foxx suffers as a gifted student of a famed mage university built under the shadow of the powerful Church of Drakari. Cody Ragland’s Dawn’s Arrival features a protagonist driven … More Indie Book Review: Dawn’s Arrival
Wham! spins the tale of two young fairies in a science fantasy dystopian world. And I mean an actual dystopian world, not the husk of one bolted to the end of its real genres just to earn another tag. Upon Unity Day, all nations the globe over ceded their authority to the World Alliance, leaving … More Book Review: Wham!
The Unbound, beings corrupted by a mana imbalance are making the world inhospitable. Humans, angels and a myriad of other intelligent species struggle against wave after wave of increasingly powerful, seemingly inexhaustible horrors. Containment lines are drawn further and further back by the year. The steady retreat of livable space takes with it any hope … More Web Fiction Review: Once More
This story contains a wealth of dark themes such as rape and cannibalism, consider yourself warned. THE DRAGON DEMANDS FLESH! If you seek to gorge yourself upon a tale of grim woes and bloody trials, Baron Blackwell’s The Undying Prince may sate your hunger. It surges across a less trodden path than its contemporaries, melding … More Web Fiction Review: The Undying Prince
You shouldn’t. Switch to serials exclusively, that is. Keep your books, keep the ones you have, and keep buying more than your weight in them per year. Books are beautiful things and it’s a shame to see them fading further and further into the cold reaches of obscurity. They require no electricity, carry an atmosphere … More Ramblings: “I’ve been reading books for years. Why should I switch to serials?”
If you’re having a dreadful day, you can take solace in the fact that Ressen probably has it worse than you. Fortress Seven promises an underdog story and delivers just that, at least, from what’s posted as of now. Dumped memoryless into the ruins of a village with nothing but leather bracers and a broken … More Web Fiction Review: Fortress Seven
We’re obsessed with speed here in the 21st century. We want short punchy things. Fast food, fast money, fast works of literature. What a pity. I remember sitting down for hours with the Redwall series, as a (younger) tyke. I could rest under the shade of Mossflower Country’s trees and soak in the background noise … More Web Fiction Review: “Lion Daughter Nicole”