Welcome to my Dale’s Fantasy Review. Here you will find my reviews on the best current and sometimes not so current Fantasy and Sci-Fi, some high-quality recommendations, and the occasional rambling opinions on what makes this the best genre in literature.

Below you will find my latest posts, or you can head over to the posts page for the full list. If you’re just stuck on what to read next then head to the recommendations page for a list of what I consider to be the most quintessential reads in SFF.

The Battle That Was Lost (#Ringlander: 0.5) by Michael S. Jackson

Rating: 8/10 Synopsis A bastard gets paid. That’s the point of being a bastard, after all. Yet in war, payment in blood is more likely than payment in coin. Staegrim knows coins better than he knows people, and he isn’t giving his life away for free. Not to the rebels, not for the lords, and…

Review: She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

Rating: 9/10 Synopsis Mulan meets The Song of Achilles in Shelley Parker-Chan’s She Who Became the Sun, a bold, queer, and lyrical reimagining of the rise of the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty from an amazing new voice in literary fantasy.To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anything“I refuse…

Review: Seven Deaths of an Empire by G.R Matthews

Rating: 8/10 Synopsis A new grimdark fantasy for fans of Anna Smith-Spark, GRR Martin and Mark Lawrence.The Emperor is dead. Long live the Empire.General Bordan has a lifetime of duty and sacrifice behind him in the service of the Empire. But with rebellion brewing in the countryside, and assassins, thieves and politicians vying for power…

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