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Stevereads: Best Books of 2016

Stevereads: Best Books of 2016

Over at Stevereads, The Blood Mirror made the top 10 list of best books of 2016! You can check out why Steve chose the Blood Mirror as his number two pick (and see the complete list) here.

B&N Bookseller’s Picks: The Blood Mirror!

B&N Bookseller’s Picks: The Blood Mirror!

We are so thrilled that the The Blood Mirror was selected as one of the top picks of October 2016 by the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog! (And we were pretty excited to see Blood Mirror as the first listed book, too.) You can go HERE to read the extremely positive review — and to see what […]

Brent Reviews Kid Lit

Brent Reviews Kid Lit

While Brent’s on paternity leave, we’ll be posting some fun reviews over he wrote ahead of time — reviews of children’s books! We’ve posted a few today on Goodreads and will be posting more over the next few weeks. Go HERE to see his reviews — if you’re a Goodreads member, click “Follow” to get […]

Reviews of El Ojo Fragmentado

Reviews of El Ojo Fragmentado

El Ojo Fragmentado is already receiving some great reviews! Via News and Fantífica have both published their perspectives on the third Lightbringer book. I enjoyed this quote from Via News in particular: “He disfrutado enormemente leyendo El Ojo Fragmentado, y es que a pesar de que no veamos ninguna de las muchas batallas que se referencian […]

The Broken Eye Book Reviews

The Broken Eye Book Reviews

The book reviews are already coming in! Publisher’s Weekly says: The “plot feels like an orchestrated chess match between genius grandmasters, but [Weeks] also leavens the logic with humor. His characters are charming even as they are threatened with being swept off the chessboard.” Assistant Peter Recommends: “Books like this are why I read epic fantasy.”  Fantasy Book […]

Half a King — by Joe Abercrombie

Half a King — by Joe Abercrombie

Opportunities to blurb one’s nemesis are rare indeed. Having been published in ye olde aught-7, Joe Abercrombie is the elder in our Sith-padawan duo, whilst I have only been in print since late, late 2008. Our careers have followed similar trajectories: each of us receiving early and effusive critical praise (oh wait, that was him), each […]

Blurbing City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

Blurbing City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

A few months ago, I teased about a book I’d read that I loved, but I didn’t tell you what it was. Partly because I didn’t want to scoop the author’s own marketing efforts, and partly because, hey, I believe in obnoxiously enjoying small perks to the hilt. But here’s what I was enjoying: Robert […]

On Blurbs & Blurbing

On Blurbs & Blurbing

*UPDATE*: Oh yeah, and the biggest reason I don’t blurb books… I just don’t get around to them. I have ARCs of books that I have heard are awesome still sitting around, looking at me with puppy dog eyes. ‘Why, Brent?’ they ask. ‘Why?’ Blurbs are a mess of the personal, the professional, and the […]

Literary Criticism and Other Crimes Against Reading

Literary Criticism and Other Crimes Against Reading

I don’t usually write reviews, much less post them, but this is something of a special case. Peter V. Brett is a friend of mine, and as you probably know, he too writes epic fantasy. We entered the club at nearly the same time and met early in our careers. Because we share many of […]

Library Journal likes me! They really like me!

Library Journal likes me! They really like me!

Or at least they think enough of me to include The Blinding Knife in their “Seven Not to Miss SF/Fantasy Titles for Fall 2012.” Note that article does have the blurb for The Blinding Knife, which has spoilers for The Black Prism. So, if you haven’t read The Black Prism yet,  just trust me when I […]