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…

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…

Review: The Shadow of the Gods (The Bloodsworn Saga #1) by John Gwynne

Rating: 10/10 Synopsis Set in a brand-new, Norse-inspired world, and packed with myth, magic and bloody vengeance, The Shadow of the Gods begins an epic new fantasy saga from bestselling author John Gwynne. After the gods warred and drove themselves to extinction, the cataclysm of their fall shattered the land of Vigrið. Now a new…