Tag Archives: Relentless Reader

Review: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

Maplecroft Cherie Priest ★★★★ Roc Trade, 2014. Steampunk author Cherie Priest takes the historical horror parody genre that has produced such “classics” as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and plays it straight in this Lovecraftian examination of Lizzie Borden. Filled with … Continue reading

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Review: Fish Tails by Sheri S. Tepper

Fish Tails Sheri S. Tepper ★★ Harper Voyager, 2014. Sheri S. Tepper is hailed as champion of feminist and environmental sci-fi and fantasy, often compared to the great Ursula K. LeGuin and Margaret Atwood. Based on Fish Tails I don’t know … Continue reading

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Review: The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss ★★★★ DAW, 2014. Patrick Rothfuss is in a tough position. Fans are clamoring for Doors of Stone, the long-awaited third book in his acclaimed “Kingkiller Chronicles” series, pestering him at cons and haranguing him on social media to … Continue reading

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Review: City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

Robert Jackson Bennett ★★★★★ Crown Publishing, 2014. And here we have a strong contender for my favorite read of 2014. Blending espionage, magic, theological discussion and a Mieville-esque setting, the award-winning horror author has delivered a near perfect read — … Continue reading

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Review: The Dark Defiles by Richard K. Morgan

Richard K. Morgan  ★★★★ Del Rey, 2014. The “Land Fit for Heroes” trilogy comes to a thrilling conclusion with The Dark Defiles. The anti-heroes of the dark fantasy series face their destinies, their pasts and the machinations of Gods, Demons … Continue reading

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