The Assumption of Death
Anthony David Vernon
Anthony David Vernon sends us on a thought-provoking quest for immortality in his philosophical collection of poetry and short stories with The Assumption of Death! This collection of poems, quotes, and short stories struck me with its variety. It was really cool to see how Vernon wrote about that same concept of death and immortality but always made me think in a new direction! This is one of those books that invites you to read it multiple times as it opens up new doors of thought in your brain. If you’re looking for a quick read that lets you explore philosophy and leaves you thinking, definitely come take a peek beneath the coffin’s hood with The Assumption of Death!
Jeff Webber transports us to a world of magic and battles in the epic fantasy Enimnori: Arrival! When a magician pulls Scott Hathaway into a distant world filled with magic and knights, he must use his modern knowledge to keep a kingdom from falling into darkness. I was sort of reminded of Yankee in King Arthur’s Court with this one in a way as it was really fun to see Scott use his modern knowledge to influence the battles of a Medieval-type society. It was fun going the other way, too, and exploring Webber’s world of magic and sorcerers’ battles! If you’re looking for a cool fantasy adventure or a more serious version of Army of Darkness, definitely grab your gunpowder and check out Enimnori: Arrival!
The Dream of the Forest
Stjepan Cobets brings us another intriguing moral dilemma with his sci fi action mystery The Dream of the Forest! Lawyer Helen has been living in a Heavenly City, cities floating above the ruined surface of the Earth. But when a car accident causes her to fall and crash into one of the surface forests, she finds that her government has been lying to her about the true nature of the Earth all along. Cobets builds a wonderful dystopian thriller mixed with the excitement and mystery of surviving in an alien forest! I’ve always loved the way Cobets creates a compelling mystery and blends that with great moral questions, and The Dreams of the Forest certainly doesn’t disappoint! If you’re looking for a good sci fi dystopian adventure to get lost in, definitely come crash with Helen in The Dream of the Forest!
Sisters of Angst
Simon Wright returns us to the world of Primedia as a new threat emerges in his epic fantasy follow up Sisters of Angst! The evil sorcerer Ramikain has been slain, but when strangers turn up and Ramikain’s abominations begin to stir, it’s up to Freya to assemble her contentious sisters once more. I love Wright’s fantasy world of magic and lore, but especially because we get to explore it through the messy family of the Fimarr sisters! The Fimarr’s bickering and meaningful exchanges bring a sense of reality and depth to Primedia, and I was happy to see that Wright caught that magic a second go round! This adventure is bigger and more epic than the last and brings our characters in whole new directions, and is all around a great time. If you’re looking for a fantasy epic with fantastic characters, come hash it out with the Sisters of Angst!