Best Fantasy Book for June 2016

Mixed emotions this month: extreme excitement to see how the story ends, mixed with extreme sadness that the story is ending! Title: The Wheel of Osheim Series: The Red Queen’s War #3 Author: Mark Lawrence Publication Date: June 7 Fantasy fiction is often panned for the prevalence of cliched heroes, but if there exists another

The Most EPIC Fantasy Book Series of All Time

If you’re looking for Fantasy works operating on the largest scale with the deepest and richest adventures, you’ve come to the right place! We view “Epic Fantasy” as a hybrid term describing literature combining high-fantasy tales of imaginary worlds with The Epics: long-form storytelling poems of great deeds and heroism, such as Homer’s Illiad and Odessy,

10 Best Coming-of-Age Fantasy Books

Coming of Age Fantasy, while often filled with the most common Fantasy cliches, is also often the most satisfying reading experience for fans of Fantasy fiction. Why is that? Let’s be frank: when doing a little escapist reading who doesn’t enjoy the story of a poor, misunderstood or bullied youth who grows up to become something

Best Fantasy Book for May 2016

May brings the sequel to our favorite new grimdark revenge fantasy series! A Blade of Black Steel Author: Alex Marshall Release Date: May 24, 2016 Series: The Crimson Empire Trilogy #2 First Book: A Crown for Cold Silver The Crimson Empire feels (in the best ways) like Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Series mixed with Mark Lawrence’s Broken

Military Fantasy: The Top 5 Books and Series of All Time

Military Fantasy is, in many ways, the medieval equivalent of modern warfare. The sword-carrying warriors are the counterparts of today’s infantrymen, magic users represent advanced weapons systems like missile launchers and explosive ordinance, and mythical beasts serve as the tanks, transports, and aircraft. Each of the recommendations below provides superior fantasy entertainment, but for discerning fans

Best Fantasy Book for April 2016

April brings two background / origin stories we’ve been hoping to read for a LONG time. Title: Sharp Ends Author: Joe Abercrombie Series: World of the First Law Release Date: April 26 Sharp Ends is a collection of 13 short stories set in the world of The First Law, ranging from 10 years before the events

The Best Fantasy Book for March 2016

This final installment in Staveley’s trilogy delivers an absolutely epic finale to one of our favorite new fantasy series! Title: The Last Mortal Bond Series: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #3 Author: Brian Staveley The gods have returned.  The hiding, plotting, immortal Csestriim have been revealed.  Humanity prepares for war. The Chronicle of the Unhewn

The 5 Best Grimdark Fantasy Series

What is Grimdark Fantasy?  We often see Grimdark defined as “gritty”, “violent”, or “immoral” fantasy.  While those descriptors are often accurate, to us Grimdark is more specifically Fantasy that features realistic leading characters who behave less like Arthurian knights and more like regular people, often placing their own interests above all else. Here are five series

Best Fantasy Book for February 2016

TITLE: A Gathering of Shadows Series: A Darker Shade of Magic #2 Author: V.E. Schwab A Gathering of Shadows is the second release in V.E. Schwab’s (amazing) crossover fantasy series, A Darker Shade of Magic, with the concluding book scheduled for publication in 2017. Shadows throws fans right back into the action with one of the most