A Cloak of Red by Brenna Gawain

Gawain merges magical battles with paranoia to create gritty small-unit fantasy. While this novel is the first in Gawain’s The Tenth Kingdom series, it refers to events other series set in Underrealm. There might therefore be spoilers ahead. In exchange for the funds to attend the Academy for Wizards, Theren contracted to serve her patron … Continue reading A Cloak of Red by Brenna Gawain

The Nightblade Epic, Volume Two by Garrett Robinson

Robinson continues to blend fast-paced low fantasy with a mature perspective on what becoming a hero actually entails in the long term. This book contains Shadeborn, Weremage, and Yerrin (the fourth, fifth, and sixth books in Robinson’s Nightblade series), along with a series of essays on the world. The news that Loren's father died of … Continue reading The Nightblade Epic, Volume Two by Garrett Robinson