Tag: Fantasy

REVIEW: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

REVIEW: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

S. Jae-Jones's lush, beautifully written retelling of Labyrinth meets Cruel Beauty is a heart-wrenching and bittersweet tale that, in a good way, leaves you with more questions than answers.

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REVIEW: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

REVIEW: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

I have read few more convincing vindications of humanity's imperfection than An Enchantment of Ravens. Some reviews liken Rogerson's debut to A Court of Thorns and Roses, but I don't really find it a fair comparison. Similarities between the two books are mostly superficial and lie on the aesthetic side of things: When it comes to the message that each book is trying to say, Ravens effortlessly takes the cake.

REVIEW: One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

REVIEW: One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

I remember my initial amazement at the sheer volume of fan theories surrounding A Song of Ice and Fire as I clicked through westeros.org and r/ASOIAF posts to discover postulation after postulation, many of them tinfoil based off of nothing more than a few scant lines pulled from chapters with no relation to each other. At the very top of the totem pole you had R + L = J (of course), the greatest theory of all time. Then there were the A + J = T's, the Grand Northern Conspiracy's, the Pink Letter speculations, and on and on and on. The number of unsolved mysteries, both real and imagined, was staggering. The Three Dark Crowns series doesn't quite reach that level of cloak-and-dagger hint-dropping, but it comes splendidly close for a combined length that's only about half that of A Storm of Swords alone.