Daggerspell by Katherine Kerr

  I just finished re-reading Katherine Kerr’s first Deverry book, Daggerspell. Which is a damn good story with a lot more twist than the majority of modern fantasy can cough up with. And SPOILERALERT, there’s a bunch of rape and incest in the story. Which earns it the occasional low-star review from people who feel triggered…

The Stolen Throne by David Gaider

  This is a dark tale with a fair dollop of adult tragedy and compromises. In fact, The Stolen Throne‘s biggest strength lies in its dark twists away from where a tale of daring adventure and a war for a throne usually goes. Dark fantasy is my favorite cup these days and David Gaider delivered on that…

The Lies of Lock Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora is the first of Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series and his debut novel. It’s a dashing tale of wicked street urchins growing into brazen con-artists who exclusively steal from the rich (because that’s ok!) and don’t spend their money on anything because the stealing is too fun and they live…