The story follows Veronica Chandler, a 19-year-old Albertan detective, as she is sent after a supposedly cheating husband; although, as with most detective stories, all was not as it seemed. In the second book of the series, Veronica was once again forced into a supernatural situation beyond her immediate control.
Axel Howerton is a former entertainment journalist, and the Arthur Ellis Award nominated author of the detective caper Hot Sinatra; the modern gothic fairytale Furr; the zombie novella Living Dead at Zigfreid & Roy;...
I tried to come up with a “X meets Y” comparison in attempt to explain how amazing I thought this book was, but it just wasn’t possible. Because Furr is not like anything I’ve read before. It’s fantasy, it’s poetic, it’s descriptive, and it shouldn’t have ended.
Konn Lavery is a Canadian horror and dark fantasy writer who is known for his Mental Damnation series. The second book, Dream, reached the Edmonton Journal’s top five selling fictional books list.
I met Konn Lavery, the author of the Mental Damnation series, before I read Reality. I’ll admit, his elevator pitch game is strong, and I was really excited to dig into this horror fantasy book.
Blight of Exiles is book one in the Helix series. The action packed narrative will keep you reading for hours and have you picking up book 2 as soon as you’ve finished book 1.
I found the plot to be intriguing, and there were definitely a lot of cliffhangers to keep me going—I was happy I was able to listen to it in large chunks because I didn’t have to wait to start the next chapter!
The Watch is a wonderful combination of two of my favourite genres: fantasy and crime. The book itself I must classify as fantastical crime, not only because of its fantasy elements—hello, demon in the basement—but also because the book is fantastic.
Trevor Melanson is the author of two novels and an award-winning journalist who’s written for numerous publications across Canada. He lives in Vancouver with his fiancée and their cat, Gilmore. Having grown up wanting...
This book caught my attention initially because it is by a local author, Trevor Melanson. Terminal City is the first book in a trilogy, and was the first fiction book by the Vancouver journalist.
Set in a fictional Vancouver, this book kept my attention with its symbolism, detailed setting, and relative realism—aside from the whole dark arts necromancy part, of course.