“I’ll make an offer you can’t refuse”; those are the words echoed and mocked in so many movies. But they originated in a little book called “The Godfather” by Mario Puzzo in the late 60s and became a movie phenomenon. When I read “Jade City”, those words came to mind as this book is very much an organized crime novel. And if you add the touch of magic included in the story, from the Jade driven powers the characters have, it feels very much like gangster Urban fantasy.
the past couple of weeks. And it feels like I just read a 1600-page book, as it definitely appears like it was carefully crafted and planned that way. So, although the review focuses on Catalyst Gate I’m providing an overall review of the series, as the final book delivers on all the promises and questions raised throughout the trilogy and I can’t review the conclusion book without considering the previous tomes. Overall, there were a few slower moments in the second book—definitely on purpose—but in the end, I loved it through and through.
Join longtime friends Adrian M. Gibson and fantasy author Nicholas for Part Two of a chat about writing craft and creativity, the positive trends in SFF and where the genres are going, music, video games, and much more. This is Part Two of a two-part interview.
Join longtime friends Adrian M. Gibson and fantasy author Nicholas for Part One of a chat about Eames’ life and upbringing, early SFF influences and nerd culture, working in restaurants, editing and working with publishers, why he no longer wears cargo shorts, and much more. This is Part One of a two-part interview.
Primes and Icarions—going on in the background. I loved it, and will read the next two books pronto.