Book Review: Bonds of Chaos (Threadlight, #3) by Zack Argyle

Book Review: Bonds of Chaos (Threadlight, #3) by Zack Argyle

Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Cover art by Omer Burak Onal

Bonds of Chaos by Zack Argyle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: Threadlight (Book #3 of 3)

Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Pages: 360 pages (Hardcover edition)

Publish date: 25th of August 2022 by Zack Argyle (Self-Published)


Bonds of Chaos has successfully nailed the necessary satisfying conclusion to the Threadlight trilogy.

“No matter how hard a man may try, he never truly understands hurt beyond what he has experienced himself.”

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Book Review: The Crown of Omens (The Blood and Steel Saga, #0.5) by E.J. Doble

Book Review: The Crown of Omens (The Blood and Steel Saga, #0.5) by E.J. Doble

Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


Cover art illustrated by Diego Spezzoni

The Crown of Omens by E.J. Doble

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Blood and Steel Saga (Book #0.5 of 5)

Genre: Fantasy, Grimdark Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Pages: 159 pages (Paperback edition)

Published: 1st October 2023 (Self-Published)


The Crown of Omens is an action-packed alternative starting point for Doble’s grimdark Blood and Steel Saga.

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When Among Crows by Veronica Roth

When Among Crows by Veronica Roth


When Among Crows by Veronica Roth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received advance digital copies of this book and audiobook from the publishers, Tor Books and Macmillan Audio, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

When Among Crows is the first Veronica Roth book I’ve read since throwing Allegiant across my living room over a decade ago. I really enjoy her writing style but felt desperately betrayed by that book, and so I haven’t picked up anything by her since then. However, the premise of When Among Crows fascinated me, and a standalone novella sounded like a relatively safe way to dip my toes back into the pool of her work. This proved to be a great decision. While I didn’t quite love When Among Crows, I did have a lot of fun with it. Is it a perfect novella? No. Is it worth picking up? Absolutely.

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Book Review: Disquiet Gods (The Sun Eater, #6) by Christopher Ruocchio

Book Review: Disquiet Gods (The Sun Eater, #6) by Christopher Ruocchio

This review is a copy of the transcript of my video review on Disquiet Gods

ARC provided by the publisher—Baen Books—in exchange for an honest review.

Cover art illustrated by Kieran Yanner

Disquiet Gods by Christopher Ruocchio

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series: The Sun Eater (Book #6 of 7)

Genre: Sci-fi, Space Opera, Science Fantasy

Word Count: 290,000 words

Pages: 704 pages (Hardcover edition)

Published: 2nd April 2024 by DAW Books (US) & Head of Zeus (UK)


This book… What a penultimate installment. Disquiet Gods is a festival of epic science fantasy masterwork cranked to maximum level.

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Book Review: The Witchwood Crown (The Last King of Osten Ard, #1) by Tad Williams

Book Review: The Witchwood Crown (The Last King of Osten Ard, #1) by Tad Williams

Cover art illustrated by Michael Whelan

The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Last King of Osten Ard (Book #1 of 4), The Osten Ard Saga (Book #4 of 7)

Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Pages: 736 pages (Hardcover edition)

Word Count: 350,000 words

Published: 27th June  2017 by DAW Books (US) & Hodder (UK)


It is with a heart of joy I proclaim The Witchwood Crown as an exquisite return to the world of Osten Ard.

“You have a fine voice. Remember that music is a noble charge, even a dangerous charge, because it can pierce a man’s heart when a spear or arrow cannot.”

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Cover Reveal: The Gods Below (The Hollow Covenant, #1) by Andrea Stewart

Cover Reveal: The Gods Below (The Hollow Covenant, #1) by Andrea Stewart

Hi everyone! Petrik from Novel Notions here.

We have an incredibly exciting post today. Orbit has asked me and Novel Notions to host the cover reveal for The Gods Below by Andrea Stewart! I have read everything by Andrea Stewart before, and The Bone Shard Daughter remains one of the most entertaining debuts I’ve read. This will be the start of a new series from Stewart, and suffice it to say… I’m excited to get around to it. One of the things that led me to check out The Bone Shard Daughter was the stunning cover art by Sasha Vinogradova. Once again, Vinogradova is back as the cover artist, and the result is amazing. Without further ado, here’s the cover reveal to The Gods Below by Andrea Stewart!

Cover art illustrated by Sasha Vinogradova

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Book Review: Stones of Light (Threadlight, #2) by Zack Argyle

Book Review: Stones of Light (Threadlight, #2) by Zack Argyle

Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Cover art by Omer Burak Onal

Stones of Light by Zack Argyle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: Threadlight (Book #2 of 3)

Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Pages: 362 pages (Hardcover edition)

Publish date: 4th of April 2021 by Zack Argyle (Self-Published)


This was a great sequel. In Stones of Light, Argyle maintained the consistency of quality in his storytelling.

“It’s like comparing granite to clay. The clay may take shape more easily, but the granite, once you’ve chiseled it into place, is so much stronger. For some people, motherhood comes more easily. For others, it takes a hammer and chisel. No one is made for motherhood. Motherhood is made for you. Some of us aren’t so lucky.”

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Cover Reveal: A Tide of Black Steel (Age of Wrath, #1) by Anthony Ryan

Cover Reveal: A Tide of Black Steel (Age of Wrath, #1) by Anthony Ryan

Hi everyone! Petrik from Novel Notions here.

We have an incredibly exciting post today. Orbit has asked me and Novel Notions to host the cover reveal for A Tide of Black Steel by Anthony Ryan!

I have read almost all of Anthony Ryan’s books, and I enjoyed many of them. A Tide of Black Steel is the first book in a new series titled Age of Wrath, and it is a sequel series to the Covenant of Steel series. Without further ado, here’s the cover reveal of A Tide of Black Steel. The first book in Age of Wrath!

Cover art illustrated by Ben Prior

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Book Review: The Dregs of Empire (The Sun Eater, #5.6) by Christopher Ruocchio

Book Review: The Dregs of Empire (The Sun Eater, #5.6) by Christopher Ruocchio

Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Cover art illustrated by John Barry Ballaran

The Dregs of Empire: A Tale of the Sun Eater by Christopher Ruocchio

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Sun Eater (Book #5.6 of 7)

Genre: Science Fantasy, Sci-fi, Space Opera

Pages: 332 pages (Kindle edition)

Published: 14th November 2023 by Christopher Ruocchio (Self-published)


The Dregs of Empire is the finest companion novel in The Sun Eater series so far.

“I am not afraid to die… because I know this is not the end for us. We are all of us trapped in an endless cycle of life and death and rebirth. What matters is what we do within that cycle. Right understanding. Right thought . . . Right speech.”

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Book Review: The Failures (The Wanderlands, #1) by Benjamin Liar

Book Review: The Failures (The Wanderlands, #1) by Benjamin Liar

This review is a copy of the transcript of my video review on The Failures

ARC provided by the publisher—DAW Books—in exchange for an honest review.

Cover art by theBookDesigners

The Failures by Benjamin Liar

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Wanderlands (Book #1 of 3)

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Sci-fi, Post-apocalypse

Pages: 544 pages (Hardcover edition)

Published: 2nd July 2024 by DAW Books


The Failures is an extremely ambitious, mind-bending, and meticulously constructed debut novel.

“If we are truly just cogs, and part of some great machine, then it must run poorly indeed.”

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