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Book Review: We Lie with Death by Devin Madson

The Levanti have overthrown their Chiltaen masters, and Gideon, First Sword of the Torin, now sits on the Kisian throne. In the chaos, factions move to oppose or control the new emperor. Gideon appears beset on all sides. Imprisoned for a failed challenge on Gideon’s...

Five questions with S. Qiouyi Lu

If I've said it once, I've said it 1,000 times: novellas are where it is *AT* for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy these days. And I'm not sorry to see it. They are a playground for fascinating ideas. Short enough for authors and publishers to take risks,...

Book Review: A Radical Act of Free Magic by HG Parry

A magical war is sweeping across Europe. At the head of France’s army is Napoleon Bonaparte, with an army of undead, the Kraken, and an ancient dragon under his control. William Pitt must manage the political aspect of this uneven war as Britain’s prime minister while...

Five questions with Cari Thomas

We are loving the feminist stories that are reclaiming witchcraft as a positive force! As Cari Thomas discusses in the interview below, witchcraft has long been used to punish and control women. It is time for change! Cari Thomas' brilliant debut novel Threadneedle...

Five questions with A.C. Wise

I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing A.C. Wise live on Instagram recently. We had great fun, or perhaps I should say *I* had a great time... I can't speak for Alison! Don't worry, you can still enjoy watching us be silly, talk about our literary crushes,...

Five questions with Shelley Parker Chan

She Who Became the Sun has been described as Mulan meets The Song of Achilles, but it's better to drop all expectations these comparisons conjure up and go in expecting to be dazzled. I couldn't wait to get Shelley on the blog to talk about this fascinating novel and...

Book review: The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne

The gods are gone, killed centuries before in a war amongst themselves that saw the gods killed and the great dragon Rik-Lifa contained in a pit with nothing but corpses to feed in. At least, that is the legend, and anyone with god blood in them is considered Tainted....

Five questions with Hannah Whitten

It doesn't look like the plethora of fairytale-inspired fantasy novels is going away any time soon and we at Breaking the Glass Slipper are enormously grateful! After all, I first met Charlotte at a convention where she was on a panel discussing fairytales – and with...