The Living Blade series by Timandra Whitecastle

A Spoiler Free look at a Fantastic Dark Fantasy Series I recently had the pleasure of reading this series back to back straight through and enjoyed every minute. This is a hidden gem and deserves much greater attention. I’ll present a bit on each below. Grimdark readers will enjoy this and I for one will …

Seraphina’s Lament (The Bloodlands Book 1) by Sarah Chorn

A tragedy with a tiny spark of hope. This book will appeal to those who appreciate poetic allegory. I found the prose just swept me in and kept me totally invested. Although tragic and jarring, it is at once pain, horror, death, and hope.

Breaking Chaos by Ben Galley

The Chasing Graves trilogy was released in its entirety, one volume at a time, within one hundred days. In times where we find that waiting years for the next book can be expected, Ben Galley has given us what readers crave. A complete trilogy in record time, and an excellent one at that. 

And They Were Never Heard From Again by Benedict Patrick

A wonderful new addition the Yarnsworld collection in this haunting gem! This story is a very nice piece of creepy folklore set in the forest of the Magpie King. While the setting is from They Mostly Come Out at Night, it's a solid stand-alone novella. Best of all, it's free. It’s quite horrifying, as all good …

Sworn to the Night (The Wisdom’s Grave Trilogy Book 1) by Craig Schaefer

This time, they're writing their own ending. Craig Schaefer has been writing urban fantasy for quite a few years. This is his second entry in Mark Lawrence's SPFBO competition. Many will be familiar with his Daniel Faust series and Harmony Black series in urban fantasy. But the two mesh here in an entirely new way …