‘Ghosts of Gotham’ Review: Fantasy-Mystery At Its Finest

Ghosts of Gotham is a mystery that’s impossible to put down from the first sentence. I was immediately entranced by this book, from the characters with extremely dark backgrounds to the story that is so multilayered you’ll never see the next big reveal coming. It’s a cross-genre gem, to be sure, living up to the…

‘The Lady Who Would Not Die’ Short Review

The Lady Who Would Not Die is the sad tale of a woman lost to time who becomes a Grim Reaper of sorts. The story provides an interesting look at immortality and the cost it brings. Hers is a life spent ushering the nearly dead on to the afterlife and, while she does have a…

‘The Perfect Assassin’ Review: A Mystery Unfurls At the Desert’s Edge

The Perfect Assassin thrills from page one, presenting a desert world full of mysteries and a family of assassins intent on keeping the balance of a dangerous city. Mystery meets fantasy meets coming-of-age tale, creating a compelling story of one man unsure of his place in this family of trained killers. He’s a complicated character,…

Comics of the Week: Robots, Death, & Zombies

This week’s featured comics include the science of robotics, Appalachian zombies, and a beautiful depiction of life after death. These are the issues we loved this week, and the starts of series we can’t wait to follow. Check them out!

‘String City’ Review: The Most Epic Place You’ll Ever Set Eyes On

String City is bursting at the seams with an originality that left me in awe of the author’s ability to fit so much into one novel. This is a well-crafted, fast-paced detective story, filled with science fiction and fantasy elements. It’s as though everything from the speculative genres converges in this singularly unique place. The…

‘A Song for Persephone’ Short Review

A Song for Persephone tells the story of a siren struggling to continue in her duties in modern times. It’s strange to imagine a siren trying to beckon a modern day yacht or cruise ship toward a rocky shore, and that gives the story an equally strange quality that really works. Greek gods and myths…

‘Ti-Jean’s Last Adventure, as Told to Raccoon’ Short Review

Ti-Jean’s Last Adventure, as Told to Raccoon is a delightfully magical story, blending indigenous Canadian storytelling with modern day theatrics. We hear the story of an old man who makes a bet with Death and does everything he can to cheat his way out of an ending. It’s an interesting tale to be sure, but the…

The Raven Tower: Story of a God

The Raven Tower is a slow burn of a story, building progressively deeper until you’re entranced by the many layers of history and plot, all converging on an epic reveal worthy of this nation of gods. Leckie is a master storyteller, painting an intricate portrait of a god and a young man who has caught…

Her Infernal Descent: A Staggering, Beautiful Embodiment of Grief

Her Infernal Descent follows the path of Dante’s Inferno in a staggering and emotionally raw way, creating a new layer to an age-old story that lives up to its predecessor. We see a mother whose family is long gone, who blames herself for their deaths and who hasn’t been living ever since. She’s lost within…

Review: Brilliant Art & A Dark Future in ‘Deep Roots Volume 1’

Deep Roots Volume 1 features beautiful artwork and a well-crafted story that seeks to understand the flaws of humanity and our abuse of the world at large. Straddling two worlds, the narrative flits between modern day and a fantasy world filled with creatures we can’t understand, coupled with a destiny that doesn’t include us. It’s…