These Violent Delights do have violent ends indeed.... and Chloe Gong's debut masterfully sings their tune to the pandemonium of 1920s Shanghai where malice both monstrous and human swirl together in vicious harmony.
Anna Stephens is back, and her second series starts off bloodier, grittier, and more brutal than ever. Never has music sounded more terrifying in The Stone Knife, where colonisation is as unapologetically bloody as it is devious. The Stone Knife is indisputably one of the most impressively insidious entries in the fantasy genre I've read in 2020.
Evan Winter's follow up to The Rage of Dragons has it all: spectacularly violent action, bigger scopes, higher stakes, and dramatic storytelling that is bolder and better than ever.