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A blogger-reviewer from Mumbai, India, who loves all things SFF, and also has a keen interest in horror, mystery/thrillers, and comics/graphic novels. Reviewer at SFF Insiders (pssst! I also have a personal blog - indycritic.com).

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Reviews

The Long Nights

The Long Nights by Tom Mock

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well

A STUNNING debut by all means! Fast-paced; exquisitely written; superb character work, and an incredible setting. Dark, horror, urban noir fantasy done right!

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Bloodwoven

Bloodwoven by G.J. Terral

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

A fantastic debut which thrives on the travel aspect of fantasy; has a great magic system, tons of thrilling action, and a strong theme of faith at its core.

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Exile

Exile by AJ Calvin

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

A very good, solid start to a dragon-based epic fantasy series with family as a strong theme. I’m very much looking forward to the sequels, and to see where this journey goes. This was my first-ever entry into the author’s work, but it most certainly won’t be the last. Had fun!

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