Synopsis The morning before he found the dead body, Jathan Algevin thought he had his whole life just the way he wanted it. He knows his city inside and out, and doesn’t bother carrying a sword, trusting his wits and his fists well enough to get by, hustling extra coin by ratting out loathsome magi […]
Book Tour and Review: Blessed Odds (Riftborn, Book 2) by Steve McHugh
Synopsis In the sequel to The Last Raven, Lucas Rurik confronts a cult determined to remake the world—no matter the cost—in this urban fantasy noir from the author of the Hellequin Chronicles. Lucas Rurik is no stranger to navigating the tricky territory between humans and those touched by the rift. After all, as the last […]
Book Review & Tour: The Last Raven (Riftborn, Book 1) by Steve McHugh
Synopsis Lucas is a riftborn fighter bent on vengeance in this thrilling urban fantasy/detective noir series from the bestselling author of the Hellequin Chronicles. The peace between the rift and humanity has always been tenuous. It’s up to the Guilds to protect it, removing whomever—or whatever—poses a threat, whether human or rift-fused. Lucas Rurik used […]
SFF Addicts Ep. 9: Detectives & Noir in SFF (with Dan Stout, Patricia A. Jackson & Dale Lucas)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Dan Stout, Patricia A. Jackson and Dale Lucas for a chat about detectives and noir in science fiction and fantasy. During the panel, they discuss noir, detectives, police procedurals and blending genres, what those genres can offer in terms of setting, characters and narrative, incorporating noir into fictional worlds, using real world influences to enhance stories, noir tropes and much, much more.
Author Chat: Dan Stout
Join Adrian M. Gibson and author Dan Stout for a chat about Chris McGrath’s amazing book covers, Dan’s experiences in publishing, the craft of writing, plus deep dives into various aspects of his series The Carter Archives and much more.
Why You Should Read The Carter Archives by Dan Stout
Ever since I picked up Dan Stout’s debut novel Titanshade, the first book in The Carter Archives series, I was swept up in its gritty, ‘70s-inspired noir atmosphere, its genuine protagonist and fascinating world. Dan Stout marries the noir vibe so perfectly with an original fantastical world, that The Carter Archives quickly became one of my all-time favorite series. Read this to find out more about why I think you should read this series.