Tower of Mud and Straw By: Yaroslav Barsukov Published: February 21, 2021 Genre: Fantasy The tower took the length of the world—only it was an alien world, replicating itself over and over as it climbed to a distinct, ghostly gap into the clouds. Or did he stare down a well? (Part I. The Duchy. 5). Critics have an… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Tower of Mud and Straw”
Chronicles of the Bitch Queen, #1: The Wolf of Oren-Yaro By: K.S. Villoso Audiobook: 14 hours Published: February 18, 2020 Narrated by: Catherine Ho Genre: Fantasy I was Talyien aren dar Orenar, queen of Jin-Sayeng, daughter of Warlord Yeshin, wife of Rayyel Ikessar, and mother of Thanh. I did not just dream these things—I had a life before… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Wolf of Oren-Yaro”
The Nine Realms #4: The Cerulean Queen By: Sarah Kozloff Published: April 21, 2020 Genre: Fantasy I am Cerúlia, the daughter of the late, brave Queen Cressa the Enchanter and the heroic Lord Ambrice. I. Am. Your. Queen, (Chapter Five). When the end of a story draws near, there lies a range of emotion from sadness to anxiousness.… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Cerulean Queen”
The Nine Realms #3: A Broken Queen By: Sarah Kozloff Published: March 24, 2020 Genre: Fantasy NOTE: There are minor spoilers for the previous books in the series. You have been warned. …sure that she was dying with her task unfulfilled, her people condemned to suffering, and the line of Nargis Queens judging her harshly, (Chapter Nine, “Aboard Island… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: "A Broken Queen"
The Nine Realms #1: A Queen in Hiding By: Sarah Kozloff Published: January 21, 2020 Genre: Fantasy/Coming-of-Age/Military Fantasy Though dusty sits the Nargis Throne While tyrants befoul and bluster; Though citizens do their yoke bemoan, And the Fountain’s lost its luster: Someday the drought shall be broken, And the wondrous Waters course clean, One dawn the words… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “A Queen in Hiding”