Character-driven

Sharps by K.J. Parker

There’s this relatively new rage in fantasy, and I’ve never been a fan of it. Authors—like Daniel Abraham and Joe Abercrombie—create a rich world with a lot of history, but zoom in on only one aspect of their world’s story …

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Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews

Nuclear holocaust. Global warming. Robotic overlords. Zombie infections. These are all fairly commonplace apocalypse scenarios within speculative fiction today. Ilona Andrews’ debut novel, Magic Bites, steps outside this box with an apocalypse caused by magic. The world has been taken over by …

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