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The Darby Shaw Chronicles by Liberty Spiedel

By Hawkings Austin / August 3, 2018

So, I decided on a change of pace the last few weeks and only got back into Urban Fantasy after I’d finished my own novel. I was recommended the Darby Shaw Chronicles by a good friend of mine. They looked like a nice superhero story, so I decided to see how they were. Superhero Police […]


Book Review: Child of Fire

By Stanley Gray / July 28, 2018

Ray Lily possesses a checkered past. As an ex-felon with a dark side, it seems he presents an unlikely hero. Yet, in Child of Fire, he may be the only hero readers will get. Working for a powerful sorcerer, Ray discovers himself immersed in a mind-blowing suicide mission. His employer, Analise Powliss, holds a high […]


Mercury Falls by Robert Kroese

By Hawkings Austin / July 16, 2018

Robert Kroese has a marvelous sense of humor and Mercury Falls is perfect. I’ve read a couple of his other books, Starship Grifters and The Dream of the Iron Dragon. They are good books, but for humor, this is much better. As a side note: The Dream of the Iron Dragon should be up for […]


Great Urban Fantasy Books

By Stanley Gray / July 7, 2018

What makes a book great? That question has plagued many intellectuals and avid readers alike over the years, and remains largely unanswered. Greatness is subjective, yes. But, there is something arcane and elusive about being elevated through a consensus of your peers into a pantheon of writers impervious to the normal effects of time and […]


Book Review: Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff

By Hawkings Austin / July 6, 2018

Summon the Keeper isn’t the best book by Tanya Huff. I’m a Tanya Huff fan, and this book has a lot of good reviews, but this won’t be one of them. It is a nice, light romantic road trip novel, but I’m not recommending this book. This is a light romance novel with a witch, […]


Book Review: The Sorcerer Heir

By Jemma Jablowski / June 30, 2018

So as I read through this book, The Sorcerer Heir, my reoccurring thought was, “FINALLY!” Finally these characters are having this conversation. Finally they are discovering the answers to SO many questions. Finally we’re getting somewhere. If you’ve read my review for The Enchanter Heir, you will know that the book ended a bit abruptly […]


Book Review: Lost and Found by J. M. Beal

By Hawkings Austin / June 10, 2018

One of the joys of going to conventions is finding relatively unknown authors. Some of those authors aren’t very creative and just produce fan-fic of whatever series is doing well. In Urban Fantasy, you see a lot of Laura K Lite (Vampire Porn), Monster Hunter-esque (Gun – Porn), and Supernatural-ish (Homosexual porn) writing.  You have […]


Book Review: The Enchanter Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

By Jemma Jablowski / June 9, 2018

After thoroughly enjoying the first three books in the Heir Chronicles series, I was eager to jump into this one. I enjoy the magical world that Chima has built and I wanted to spend some more time in small-town Trinity, OH. This book… well… it left me with some mixed feelings. It has an entirely […]


Book Review: Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher

By Stanley Gray / June 5, 2018

Black magic slithers through Chicago. Insatiable monsters feast on the fear they create. And an unlikely wizard is foisted into the role of warden. Vampires and wizards conspire as they vie for power. A boy is on trial for his life. In Jim Butcher’s Proven Guilty, we see Harry Dresden at his finest as he navigates […]


Book Review: The Dragon Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

By Jemma Jablowski / May 31, 2018

So I have now re-read all of the books in this series that I have read thus far. I finished The Dragon Heir over the Memorial Day weekend. (Shout out to my Mom who snuggled with my baby while I indulged in reading a book by myself.) This was a fast paced war story. All […]

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