Tag Archives: City Stained Red

Tough Traveling — Awesome Displays of Magic

Every Thursday, Nathan at Fantasy Review Barn leads a group of fellow bloggers on “Tough Travels”, a trip through the tropes that populate the fantasy and sci-fi world, using Diane Wynne Jones’ hilarious The Tough Guide to Fantasyland as a … Continue reading

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Sam Sykes asks Arizona Republic Readers to buy his book!

As promised, here is my interview with Sam Sykes, which ran in the Arizona Republic on Sunday, Jan. 25. He talks about his new book, The City Stained Red, which hits stores today, as well as how his background as a … Continue reading

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More from Sam Sykes — on Grimdark, Ned’s Head and Fitz’s Foolishness

Here’s another dose of wisdom from my recent interview with Sam Sykes, explaining why City Stained Red is not Grimdark. “I got very bored with, for lack of a better term, “Grimdark” books — where the hero just stops trying. … Continue reading

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January Sci-Fi and Fantasy Releases

It’s a new year and we’re already starting off with a host of exciting new books. Here is a look at some of the new titles coming in January. And I can tell you that two of the books are … Continue reading

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Review: The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes

Sam Sykes ★★★★ Orbit, 2014. Fantasy author Sam Sykes may not be a household name yet, but anyone who has seen him on a panel or met him at a convention is sure to appreciate his energy and cynical humor. … Continue reading

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