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…

Fire in the Bone: Short Review

Fire in the Bone by Ray Nayler presents a complicated settler narrative, weaving a story of human colonization of a fertile world and a history of robot betrayals against humans. We see a future world where humans have prevailed, featuring enormous farms run by large estates. Our lead character dreams of traveling the universe on…

The Bear and the Nightingale: Fairy-Tale Fantasy at Its Finest

The Bear and the Nightingale is a masterful fantasy tale set in a pre-industrial Russia, filled with magic and the spirits of old religion. Beyond the story of a young girl coming to terms with her abilities and her heritage, it’s a tale of societal culture clash as institutionalized religion tries to overrule the ancient religions…